• Discussions taking place within this forum are intended for the purpose of assisting you in discussing options with your vet. Any other use of advice given here is done so at your risk, is solely your responsibility and not that of this forum or its owner. Before posting it is your responsibility you abide by this Statement

I am nervous :(

munchmonster

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Jul 29, 2017
Messages
439
Reaction score
544
Points
505
Location
mansfield UK
My little Millie has been on Metacam and Sulfatrim for 2 weeks and I took her to the vets this morning for a check up only to receive worrying news. It seems she has a lump in her womb which has to be removed. I am worried not only due to anaesthetic problems with piggies, but my beautiful Bertie travelled to the rainbow bridge while under anaesthetic, but he was the same age as she is now. I know I should not be a wreck, but I am in tears even now (2 weeks before the op) at the thought of it. Please send her your healing vibes and best wishes for the 26th
 

Siikibam

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Jul 31, 2017
Messages
11,320
Reaction score
13,725
Points
2,125
Location
Home
All the very best for Millie and I hope all goes well with the op. And hugs for you.
 

Eddie & Elvis

Adult Guinea Pig
Joined
Apr 8, 2020
Messages
1,335
Reaction score
2,188
Points
845
Location
England
I know how you feel is horrible. On the day try and stay busy to keep your mine if it. I hope all goes well ❤
 

Betsy

Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
Mar 26, 2017
Messages
30,234
Reaction score
41,832
Points
2,925
Location
Broadstone, Dorset
How old is Milllie? Betsy is 4 and had a successful emergency spay at the beginning of Lockdown. I'm hoping Millie will be OK too. Have a hug cos you need one (socially distanced of course!) :hug:
 

Wiebke

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
Mar 10, 2009
Messages
74,218
Reaction score
49,136
Points
3,466
Location
Coventry UK
My little Millie has been on Metacam and Sulfatrim for 2 weeks and I took her to the vets this morning for a check up only to receive worrying news. It seems she has a lump in her womb which has to be removed. I am worried not only due to anaesthetic problems with piggies, but my beautiful Bertie travelled to the rainbow bridge while under anaesthetic, but he was the same age as she is now. I know I should not be a wreck, but I am in tears even now (2 weeks before the op) at the thought of it. Please send her your healing vibes and best wishes for the 26th
It is always tough when you are facing up to another operation or same diagnosis after one that has ended with a fatality. Having the jitters is perfectly normal. Please try to tell yourself that without the operation Millie would die surely but more slowly while with the operation she has a very real chance of a full recovery and living a few years longer. ;)

Please use Mindfulness exercises to turn your negative thoughts into focussing on calming yourself down and concentrating on the positives and on sending Millie green healing thoughts instead of upsetting her with your fears. Just because it has happened once, it doesn't mean that it is necessarily going to happen again!

My Cariad needed an emergency spay for a grossly enlarged fluid filled and borderline pyometric (potentially deadly infection of the womb lining) womb which also showed a lump. She had just been through a full bladder stone op a few months ago, needed regular bladder flushes and was down to 700g. It was my first spay after one that had gone wrong years ago due to a basic mistake with another vet. Despite my apprehensions, Cariad sailed through her op and didn't even lose any weight. I've never had a spayed sow making such a quick recovery despite another four spaying ops in the years since.
I hope that this helps you.
 

Merab's Slave

Forum Buddy
Joined
Nov 27, 2017
Messages
22,417
Reaction score
27,038
Points
2,375
Location
Wirral, UK
Your anxiety is perfectly normal - you love your piggies.
We’ll be rooting for Millie and a successful surgery.
Holding you in my heart
 

artcasper

*Rescue Buddy*
Forum Donator 2020/21
Joined
May 13, 2015
Messages
6,216
Reaction score
8,671
Points
1,625
Location
Nottingham
Sending virtual hugs to you and to Millie and I hope it all goes well for her x
 

AmyMc

New Born Pup
Joined
Aug 11, 2020
Messages
16
Reaction score
14
Points
70
Location
Exeter
Best wishes for Millie, sending big hugs to her and to you. I'd be the same as you. 🤗
 
Top