I've always housed him on a combo of paper bedding and fleece, the paper being in high traffic areas that gets soiled very easily. I wonder if changing this will help him?
Any advice or suggestions to help him until we can get him in would be very appreciated.
And thank you Lynx for the link!
I'm heartbroken. He's home with us as we speak and I'm going to try to give the AB's to see if he improves, but I don't know what else I can do. We are also continuing the probiotic and critical care. He squeaks every time he goes to the bathroom and I can't stand to see him in pain. I just wish I could take all of this away from him.
But in dog world people used to say maybe some vets arent good enough.. cause some always go maybe i am notgood enough..well maybe sometimes doctors arent good enough for you. i am not saying we are not grateful to ones that helped us cause we found some really really brilliant vets, but sometimes its worth second oppinion..just thinking:)
- And got the T-shirt
If your vet really thinks that, you need a new vet. ASAP. Air doesn't go "past the lungs." It goes into the lungs, and comes back out again, and there's no place else for it to go.
Gas in the abdomen is almost always caused by digestive processes (like fermentation) and comes from the food that's eaten. It does not come from inhaled air that's gone past the lungs.
We saw a second vet that was mentioned on this website for vets in MN, and she suggested we dial back the enalapril to once a day, which helped his poops have shape again, but I hear him still grunting here and there. I just don't want to put him through more horrendous episodes of being barely able to breathe and painful diarrhea. He's also very thin and continues to lose weight even though he eats still.
I don't want him to stay if it's more for my benefit, which, I have done in the past to one of my piggies. If he wasn't such a fighter, I wouldn't have tried to help him for so long because the vet even said that his body will give out before his spirit will. However, I still have a feeling in the back of my mind that wants me to cancel the appointment and hold onto him for another day, but I feel like that's just me being selfish. I don't want to let him go, but I can't bear to see him go through more discomfort and pain. I apologize if this sounds like I'm rambling on, but I am devastated that I have to make such a tough call.
Has anyone had any experience with Furosemide and what's the limit with it? I want to keep him trucking along comfortably until that's not possible anymore.