Jill, Jaffa and Jupiter

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:15 pm


I wish I had some ideas for you but really do not know what is causing it. I am hoping for improvement.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:53 am


Have noticed when syringe feeding Jill her chest starts heaving fast. As the feed continues she is lying down flat. Her heart has been tested and all is fine.

Should we cut out or reduce syringe feeding-4 times a day. They are more of a supplement as losing weight on food alone. Or is it old age? She will turn 6 this month.

Any advice much appreciated as am a nervous wreck, today is the one year anniversary we lost her sister Jaffa, lost her other sister Jupiter in 2017. Thanks in advance and for reading.

bpatters
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Post   » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:03 am


I wouldn't worry about it.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:17 am


I am worried as she flops down and looks like she will pass out. We have decided to reduce syringe feeds to see if it affects her weight.

We have also going extra slow when feeding to give her time to re-coup after/between syringes. If it continues we will be taking her to the vet again. Thanks for the reply bpatters!

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daisymay
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Post   » Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:15 am


bpatters sorry if my reply seemed rude! But I have lost a dog, a rabbit, 3 guinea pigs where their breathing becomes rapid, they go limp(maybe faint) and then their heart stops. I couldn't bear for it to happen again! So I am sorry if reply seemed off.

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Lynx
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Post   » Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:35 am


I can see why you might be worried. Still hoping she improves!

Bookfan
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Post   » Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:32 pm


Any chance she'll eat mash (pellets or CC) off a spoon or something like that?

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Dec 08, 2020 7:48 am


Any chance she'll eat mash (pellets or CC) off a spoon or something like that?

Nope have tried. Taking her to vets tomorrow. Thanks for replies Lynx and Bookfan.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:13 am


Seems Jill's heavy breathing is due to getting older(6 next week). She did how ever have major ulcer on her eye so has eye ointment and pain medication, hoping she feels better soon.

When syringe feeding going extra slow to give her breathing space between them. Not good with a hot week ahead.Thanks guys! Girls wheek their thanks too.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Wed Dec 09, 2020 2:37 am


Glad you have some treatment for her eye. I hope it improves.

Maybe when syringe feeding, give her a vet small amount, give her time to chew and swallow, then offer a little lettuce leaf that’s been rinsed and is still pretty wet. When I fed CC to Lacey, that seemed to clear her pallet and get everything down. It’s a slow process, but it kept her from panicking.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Dec 09, 2020 8:06 am


From what I understand, eye ulcers can be painful so that certainly might have affected her breathing. Hopefully it will heal up fine.

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:11 am


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15th December 2014 to now

Happy 6th birthday sweetheart. So sad your sister's are no longer with you to share this special day.
Though the way you love your father slave I don't think you miss them! You were born 15th December 2014 but we celebrate on the 16th as Jessie left us 15th December 2014. And you look similar to her too!

We hope and pray we have a few more birthdays to share together! You have bought us much happiness and pleasure and have warmed our hearts with love! Happy birthday darling, 6 years has gone way too fast. Can remember when you came to us! Our baby girl, happy birthday and many more to come! love0001 love0004

Image After 6 years still wearing these damn hats! Eye ulcer cleared!

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:11 am


Happy Birthday to Jill!

Bookfan
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Post   » Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:35 am


Happy Birthday Jill! I always think getting to 6 years old is quite an accomplishment.

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daisymay
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Post   » Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:19 pm


Jill is off to the vet today, for some reason she has stopped eating. Had noticed she was quieter than usual but till yesterday she had been eating. Will post an update after we get back. Appointment in less than 2 hours.

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Lynx
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Post   » Wed Dec 23, 2020 11:00 pm


I hope you get some answers.

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daisymay
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Post   » Thu Dec 24, 2020 2:03 am


Thanks Lynx, didn't get exact answers but got hazy ones. Got back from vet. Now I remember on GL someone (Sef maybe?) said Dark green on a urine dip stick(alkaline) was bad but that is what Jill had.But vet was happy.


There is NO UTI all normal there. She has lost 40grams in 2 weeks, her temp was 39.6C. So she is on Meloxicam for pain(I started that last night) and he put her on Entrotril Oral Solution and gets point 4mls twice a day for 5 days.
Got home and when she urinated there was blood in it, she did squeal when he stuck the thermometer up there so guessing he hurt the tender skin.


Will keep you posted, 7 hours till Christmas now, be over before you know it. Thanks again Lynx!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:19 pm


Poor little babe, hope she starts feeling better. My vet uses an electronic thermometer and gets the temp from the ear, but I don’t know about the accuracy of those. Take care.

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daisymay
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Post   » Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:27 am


Thanks ItsaZoo. Can someone tell me whether I can give Jill some Bactrim. It was prescribed for Jinx July 2020, has been in fridge the whole time. Thanks in advance. Off food again. I used Meloxicam I bought about the same time. Also kept in fridge.

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Lynx
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Post   » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:24 am


I am going to guess you can but contacting a local pharmacist should give you the most reliable answer. Bactrim is a human medication (tell him/her the generic name - likely trimethoprim sulfamethoxizole).

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