Ginger (F) - Postoperative Stasis and Bloat

Diarrhea · Bloat · G.I. Stasis
Post Reply

Post   » Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:46 am

Sosumi writes of her experience with Ginger, who suffered stasis and bloat after successful bladder stone surgery:

"We didn't think she'd make it through the night. In fact, she was on her side starting to "run across the rainbow bridge" this morning. But we came up with a game plan that seems to be working and we ran it by our vet for his blessing. She is far from being out of the woods and is still very weak but we are finally seeing poop after a 23 hour drought.

Sub Q every 12 hours
Meloxicam every 12 hours
Cisapride every 8 hours
Reglan every 8 hours
Tramadol every 8 hours

Stopped all ABX

Feeding 12 ml of CC every 2-3 hours on average.

Lots of pedialyte.

Placing her on a massaging pillow after every feeding for about 15 minutes. That's when it seems the most poop comes out.

We also discovered that her bloat/stasis was not entirely caused by the surgery itself but related to having it done. She crashed 72 hours after the surgery, 36 after leaving the emergency vet's.

We've had pigs for 13 years now and had to deal with severe stasis before but now we're right on top of it. This one caught us off guard because of other circumstances and we had to remember what we did way back then."

Ginger's full thread can be found here.

Treatment protocol is here.

Post Reply 1 post • Page 1 of 1