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Gut stasis

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Crumble aka Briwsioni worrying us this morning, as he was listless and not eating (absolutely fine last night and Sunday's wheekly weigh in).

Out with the syringe food and a hastily arranged trip to the vets.

He's on Cisapride 5mg 0.1ml every 8 hours for 5 days and Buprenorphine 0.88mg/ml 0.25ml every 6 hours for 3 days. He seems perkier already but after last year's round the clock feeding scare and losing Snowball/Pêl-eira and Idris we don't want to take any chances.

I need to check if/when OK to eat veggies again. You know he's not well if he won't eat red or green pepper!
 

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Crumble aka Briwsioni worrying us this morning, as he was listless and not eating (absolutely fine last night and Sunday's wheekly weigh in).

Out with the syringe food and a hastily arranged trip to the vets.

He's on Cisapride 5mg 0.1ml every 8 hours for 5 days and Buprenorphine 0.88mg/ml 0.25ml every 6 hours for 3 days. He seems perkier already but after last year's round the clock feeding scare and losing Snowball/Pêl-eira and Idris we don't want to take any chances.

I need to check if/when OK to eat veggies again. You know he's not well if he won't eat red or green pepper!
Hi!

You introduce veg slowly again only at least 48 hours after any gut issue has normalised.

Can I please ask what the background is to this all as your boy has very obviously got underlying issues and any answer we give should take this into account.
 

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He was fine until this morning. It was back in October when he last had a problem - diarrhoea then off his food. No obvious problem with his poops this time. The vet also gave him a hydration injection.

The only other thing of note was evidence of damp fur under his right eye. I'll double check if the vet said anything else.
 

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Nighttime feeds and messages went OK. He was eating his own poop this morning but still subdued.
 

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Sorry to learn about Crumbles gut stasis. I’ve just been through the same thing with my boy Frankie. Meds and around the clock feeds are exhausting but you will get there. Wishing Crumble a speedy recovery and hope you get a good nights sleep soon
 

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Thank you. Alarms set for 23.45, 3.45 and 5.45! At least he's happy to eat the formula food since this morning and some hay.
 

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Steadily recovery so far and his belly is less sensitive. Normal looking poops but need to up the volume and keep a closer eye on his weight but he's much more alert and moving around more.

Vet did ultrasound on Monday to check for any blockages but all clear so just got to keep at it. Let him have a mint leaf as he could smell it on my hands from feeding the rest of the family.
 

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Final cisapride this morning and poops looking ok. Only about 60-70g off his usual weight and feeding himself plus syringe so weight creeping back up. Have let him have a few mint / other leaves so trying to slowly reintroduce the range / volume and keep a close eye on him.
 
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