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Gi Stasis And Not Pooping

Minniemary

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Hi all, my baby girl Enid is currently being treated for GI stasis but has also had bloods sent off to test her liver and kidney function. She is quite poorly at the moment, I have been Crit Care feeding her every two hours but recently she has started to eat again on her own. She's even had a bit of water autonomously too. At the moment she is producing little stringy poos, with a little bit of mucus (maybe only 1-2 a day). This to me suggests she is dehydrated so I am trying to get as much fluid into her with a syringe as I can. She is also taking Emeprid and Metacam.

My question is though, do you guys have any tips on getting her to do a big poop? She is a lot more perky than two days ago when we didn't think she'd pull through, so we're heading in the right direction but still no proper poops!

Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for any wisdom you can impart. Thanks :)
 

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Hi all, my baby girl Enid is currently being treated for GI stasis but has also had bloods sent off to test her liver and kidney function. She is quite poorly at the moment, I have been Crit Care feeding her every two hours but recently she has started to eat again on her own. She's even had a bit of water autonomously too. At the moment she is producing little stringy poos, with a little bit of mucus (maybe only 1-2 a day). This to me suggests she is dehydrated so I am trying to get as much fluid into her with a syringe as I can. She is also taking Emeprid and Metacam.

My question is though, do you guys have any tips on getting her to do a big poop? She is a lot more perky than two days ago when we didn't think she'd pull through, so we're heading in the right direction but still no proper poops!

Sorry for the long post and thanks in advance for any wisdom you can impart. Thanks :)
Hi! It is great that your girl has started to eat and drink again. Please continue the syringe feeding until she is back to running at full speed again, which is going to take a few more days. When the guts stop working, they take a few days to get up to full speed again. Normally, it takes around 1 day between input and output.
With my Pili Pala it took 3 days until the first tiny strange and squishy poos from my syringe feed during the gut stasis did come through; the very first poos that came through immediately once her guts started working again were those that were trapped in her guts just before she went into stasis (already showing a tummy upset (stringy poos) and loss of appetite (small size)) and then there was a great gap of 2 days that reflected the time she was in full stasis. Be patient, you will get there!

You also have to brace yourself that if there is an underlying problem that the guts stay unbalanced for a while. In the two months since her own gut stasis, Pili has been through one mild bloat and several milder and one medium case of diarrhea where I have had to go back to syringe feeding her.
I would also recommend to ask your vet for zantac. I also use gripe water for mild bloating in Pili.

Here is our guide with a link to Pili's stasis thread.
Bloat, Gi Stasis ( No Gut Movement) And Not Eating
 

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Thanks for the help and advice :)

Her bloods came back today and her left kidney isn't functioning properly, completely spontaneous. No calculi in the bladder or kidneys so not sure why this is happening.

She's got to go for sub cut fluids twice daily with us trying to get water into her at home too.

Unfortunately, I think it is all supportive only but we will do everything we can to help her!
 

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Thanks for the help and advice :)

Her bloods came back today and her left kidney isn't functioning properly, completely spontaneous. No calculi in the bladder or kidneys so not sure why this is happening.

She's got to go for sub cut fluids twice daily with us trying to get water into her at home too.

Unfortunately, I think it is all supportive only but we will do everything we can to help her!
HUGS

I am very sorry that the news is not good!
 
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