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Eriathwen

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I didn't post this yesterday because to be honest..it got me down that we're still having problems! But I'm feeling better today. The pictures aren't pretty so don't look at them if you're squeamish!
So! I found a pretty large lump Saturday on Cinnamons rump, the plan was to have it looked at today etc as it didn't look too concerning. Except it had other ideas and burst by itself! I cleaned it up only to notice it was full of some weird looking stuff, hair mainly?..we gave it a bit of a squeeze, flushed it out for her and gave it a generous spray with leucillin..she is much more comfortable now. We took her down anyway for her to have it looked at, and luckily it looks good, wasn't infected and what came out of it was clearly not infected either so basically we're just monitoring it for now. Fingers crossed it doesn't come back, poor girl.

Ebony seems to be doing well, she's started metacam as she was still painful and I've started syringing 5ml of water 5 times a day to help flush out her bladder because for some reason, she just won't drink voluntarily. But she seems to be much more comfortable while urinating now :)

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PigglePuggle

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Oh yuck that looks awful I would have freaked out at that! The wound left looks quite clean and not really infected though... not red or swollen... naughty piggies causing you all this stress and vet trips! Lots of healing wheeks for everyone x
 

Eriathwen

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Ebony passed quite a bit of sludge this morning, which at least gives us some answers. But whether the sludge is because she's reluctant to pee or if the sludge is the cause..I have no idea. She's still got at least a week of antibiotics to get through before we can go back and see where we are, but she is still doing very well and very happy, which is the main thing I guess!

I took a little video of most of the gang eating their dinner! Panda, Treacle and Misty all ended up in their hideys so I didn't bother them XD got some pictures too.

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Eriathwen

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Guess who was back at the vets! XD Leonards having his pain management plan looked at again, we'll be hearing back from the vets by Thursday I think. His muscles on his back legs are wasting, and his mobility is reducing, he is chewing at his back and left knee but he's still a happy, stoic little man. We also discussed Ebony and once the antibiotics are up, really..the options are not much. Let her carry on and see what happens because there really is nothing wrong with her bladder, we are to take her back if she gets worse and she will have her bladder flushed out. But again, she's happy and bimbling around quite normally.

In other news, 2 years ago today, little Blackberry shuffled her way off to the bridge. Her and Bramble were inseparable while together, I have never seen 2 pigs so in love with each other :wub: it's comforting to know they're together again now, even though I wish they both had more years than they were given.
I found a few old pictures of them which made me smile. It's very odd seeing Brambles blind eye healthy and clear!

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