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Eriathwen

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Fine during the day when they keep me busy, when everything calms down in the evening though it hits home how few options there are, but until there's none left at all, there's hope of keeping them comfortable yet!
At times like this, being able to swaddle Bramalam up in her blanket and watch rubbish tv together really helped..I miss that. It seems to make her absence all the more difficult. I'm sure eventually I can convince one of the others that watching tv is fun :roll:

Thanks for asking :) I'm sure most people in my life are tired of hearing about the pigs lol
 

Eriathwen

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To my surprise when the vet called this morning, Leonard's being put on infant Calpol in addition to his metacam! But as long as it works that's fine by me. They were thinking gabapentine but it can slow the guts apparently.. and seeing as he's already a little less mobile and not eating as well as he could, paracetamol seemed safer. Fingers crossed it does the trick :) I'm jealous.. Calpol tastes amazing lol
 

Eriathwen

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Aw thank you :wub: they're a good bunch, don't know what I'd do without them!

Leonard got his first Calpol dose last night and the difference in him already is massive. He hasn't climbed the bars for his metacam for a while and he is able to stand better :) he is currently on 0.05ml of it but can go up to 0.08ml so theres wiggle room for even more improvement yet!
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I can't remember if I mentioned it but a few days ago I noticed Ivory also seemed to be in pain while peeing and was put on Sulfatrim.. the poor little thing absolutely hates it but is now able to pee without pain, so that's a win! Ebony is the same as ever but I have a new piggy safe UTI tincture I can try her on when she finally finishes her Baytril.
You can see in Ivorys face she knows the Sulfatrim is coming, poor little thing!

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Eriathwen

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I've been winning the war with the meds..with the help of a towel to bundle her up in XD Ivory is doing well and still peeing painlessly which is great. Leonard has been running up and down at the front of his cage in excitement for pellets this evening which was nice to see, the Calpol really seems to be making a difference. All in all, I'm happier with where we are with them than I have been in a while. We're getting there I think :)
This is currently my view, bless them!

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Eriathwen

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I do enjoy seeing piggies in lots of hay. My brain told me to shove extra in because its so cold...although they have an extra heater in their room so Leonard doesn't feel the cold, so in reality it's the warmest room in the house at the moment XD
 

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I put more hay in the hutch tonight and they just love hiding underneath it and then I panic cos I can't find them. I like to know they are all tucked up safe and warm before I leave them for the night. Then in the morning I reheat the snugglesafes and pop them back in the hutch ready for the day.
 
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