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Christian was at emergency vet appointment this morning!

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Good news - such a relief to hear after the worry he put you through
Absolutely 2 weeks ago I thought it was long sleep time:bye: and now he's playing zoomies with his wivelets! :bronco: I just can't believe the transformation in such a short time. All he needs now is to get his cute rumblestrutting bum back. At the mo its more of a rumblenostrut bum! 😂
 

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Lovely to hear Christian has recovered his zoomies! We all feared the worst for him a couple of weeks ago poor chap!
And although its not good he's in pain, feeling a bit of pain is much better than not feeling anything at all with a possible spinal injury! All sounds very positive and like he just needs to get his strength back in his back end :) these piggies go up and downhill so fast, they like to keep us worried! Healing vibes and wheeks he carries on doing so well and regains his sexy rumble bottom x
 

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Absolutely 2 weeks ago I thought it was long sleep time:bye: and now he's playing zoomies with his wivelets! :bronco: I just can't believe the transformation in such a short time. All he needs now is to get his cute rumblestrutting bum back. At the mo its more of a rumblenostrut bum! 😂
Oh my goodness they do like to panic us!
So glad he’s feeling better :)
 

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The vet said if I felt Christian was doing OK, I could reduce his Metacam by a bit to see how he fairs. For the last 3 doses he has had 0.65ml instead of 0.7ml and he was playing zoomies on that so I'll just see how he does in a couple of days on the new lower dose. Does anyone know if a lower dose of Metacam takes a while to kick in? or does it start working straight away?
 

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Well I had to put Christian's Metacam back up to 0.7ml as he lost weight on the lower dose so I guess he was in pain. He lost weight from 980g to 962g for a couple of days and spent yesterday scoffing grass and this morning weighed in at 1001g. I also gave him some grated sweet potato and oats to help gain weight. I guess I'll need to keep him on the higher dose for a bit longer. He has been confined to the hutch today (except for weigh in this morning) as God seemed to empty his bath on my back garden today. Tomorrow he will be out on the run on my patio with the copious amounts of chickweed my front garden is growing and that is choking out my Busy Lizzies.
 

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Update:
Christian saw nice Aunty Alice this morning. Alice gave him a thorough check over, tested reflexes, looked at his eyes and even gave him a nail trim and pronounced him fit and healthy. She said to keep an eye on his weight as I wean him off the Metacam. Starting tomorrow he will have 0.65ml for a week then put it down by 0.5ml weekly. Until hopefully he's on no Metacam at all. It may be he will have to have a maintenance dose for the rest of his life but we'll see how he responds over the next few weeks.
 

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Update:
Christian saw nice Aunty Alice this morning. Alice gave him a thorough check over, tested reflexes, looked at his eyes and even gave him a nail trim and pronounced him fit and healthy. She said to keep an eye on his weight as I wean him off the Metacam. Starting tomorrow he will have 0.65ml for a week then put it down by 0.5ml weekly. Until hopefully he's on no Metacam at all. It may be he will have to have a maintenance dose for the rest of his life but we'll see how he responds over the next few weeks.
That's great news! We weaned Ollie off his loxicom, the vet said it was better if he did without it if he could while he's still young so he can recognise when he'd over-exerted himself and didnt damage his funny hip joints leaping about more than his joints can cope with. He still leaps about a lot, and we still have loxicom in stock in case he needs it after a long playpen run about, but he's mostly ok without it- hope Christian is the same!
 

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Great news! Hopefully he will be off the pain relief soon. My word Christian you are putting mummy through the wringer. Fingers crossed you have no more problems.xx
 
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