Jill, Jaffa and Jupiter

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daisymay
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Post   » Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:00 am


Okay, went to the vet not the usual ones but one who has seen our girls before. Heart, lungs sounded good, gut sounds also good.
Tried to take temp but Jill cried out again, so for now back onto Entrotril Oral Solution 0.4mgs for another 5 days. Have made appointment for next week for X-rays with her normal vet. Now off all food except for carrot and hay. Weight gone up 20grams even though not eating has me concerned too.
Keep you posted Thanks Lynx.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:12 pm


Is she getting any Critical Care or vitamin C supplement? The weight of 20 grams is a little more than a tablespoon of water, so it could be the difference between a full and empty bladder. Unless there's a trend over a period of days, I don't know if it's something to be concerned about.

I hope you find out what's going on with her, and that she starts eating better and feeling better.

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daisymay
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Post   » Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:14 pm


NO vitamin C as last time with a pinch she went off food. Husband is syringe feeding Critical Care every 6 hours. She was weighed Christmas Eve and was 980grams, 5 days later 1020grams, then another 6 days 1040grams. 3 doses of Entrotril and no interest in food. Thanks ItsaZoo. Keep you posted.

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daisymay
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Post   » Fri Jan 08, 2021 2:12 am


Had to take Jill off Entrotril as she developed runny mushy poops. Took to the vet has lost 80grams in 3 days she is now on Flagyl for a week half a ml twice a day.

Then in a week she will have X-rays. She is going same way as sister Jaffa did 12 months ago, sadly we lost her. Her current weight is 960grams. She is still not eating. Was eating grass but has stopped that too. Keep you posted!

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:33 am


I am so sorry to hear about her mushy poops and weight loss. I know how devoted you are to your guinea pigs. So hoping she turns around.

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daisymay
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Post   » Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:09 am


When she does these mushy poops she whines, so am going to take the risk and put her on Meloxicam as well as Flagyl and Protexin even if only for a few days at 0.2mls twice a day. Was told Meloxicam upsets the tummy even though we ALWAYS give with syringe food. Vet was worried tummy already upset with mushy poops. Lost another 40grams down to 920grams.

Is it Ok if she gets Flagyl at 4.00am and 4.00pm, Meloxicam at 7.00am and 7.00pm and then Protexin 10.00am and 10.00pm? Are they spaced far enough apart?
Thanks guys!

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daisymay
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Post   » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:50 am


For now decided not to give the meloxicam and we didn't want to upset Jill's tummy any further. Have decided to stay on Flagyl(NOT doing a thing), Protexin and poop soup courtesy of Jay and Jersey. And see if she improves poop wise. She did eat ALL her breakfast but only grass(cat/wheat grass) since.

Her sister Jaffa had same problem after doses of antibiotics and sadly passed away whilst she still had it, hoping with Jill it will have a different out come!

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Lynx
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Post   » Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:25 am


I can't comment on the timing of the doses (don't know) but hope they work out okay for her.

Are you able to get the green, stinky poops (ceacal feces) to give?

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daisymay
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Post   » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:52 am


Are you able to get the green, stinky poops (ceacal feces) to give?

Just the normal poops. Jay 2 years, Jersey 14 months move very quickly. Will see how we go for now, otherwise will have to have Jay and Jersey out till we DO get the Ceacal poops. Thanks Lynx.

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:20 pm


I hope you can get this under control. Sometimes it’s so hard to balance meds and figure out what is causing what. But as you well know, antibiotics in general mess with digestion.

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daisymay
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Post   » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:24 pm


Not getting my hopes up but poop soup may be working. I will have to get Jay and Jersey out to try and get some more! Thanks ItsaZoo.

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:44 am


Went to vet and thankfully no stones. BUT Jill has wind everywhere, tummy, intestines and abdomen. So she is (a) back onto Flagyl twice a day, Metomide a tenth of a tablet twice a day, Protexin twice a day and poop soup 4 times a day. Hoping she will improve.

I know Flagyl is for 7 days not sure on Metomide as vet was busy. Windy is pushing on diaphragm so she may be in pain. Should I put her on Meloxicam even though she is drinking a lot of water? It could be kidneys or she could be trying to push things a long. Lynx will send you the X-rays. There's 4 all up choose the ones that are best.

Jill doesn't feel or look gassy, tummy not extended, not hard, showing no signs of being gassy. Had me stumped but vet picked it up as soon as she looked at her. Weird one for me. To be gassy but show no signs.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:41 am


Has her weight changed? Here are your pics:

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:44 am


Has her weight changed?

Yes it is going downwards. Only eating grass and hay. Was around 1000grams 7-10 days ago now around 850grams.

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:45 am


I am very glad she is eating grass and hay (good for her teeth). I wish she was able to maintain her weight though.

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daisymay
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Post   » Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:48 am


I wish she was able to maintain her weight though.


Me too. Have everything crossed here. Yet yesterday Jill was full of energy wheeking for food etc and now this. Strange how quickly things can change. Speak of the devil she is wheeking again. Music to my ears!

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ItsaZoo
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Post   » Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:54 pm


i hope the meds get that cleared up. It must be so uncomfortable.

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daisymay
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Post   » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:21 am


Jill has little gut movement and gas and mushy poops. She is on Metoclopramide (Metomide)tablets. But 10mg and only a tenth of a tablet. Hope to see improvement soon. She is also on a Probiotic Pro8nature used to be Protexin. Hoping thinks get better soon.

Thanks for reply ItsaZoo! Keep you posted!

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daisymay
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Post   » Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:50 am


Okay got test results back for Jill's poop and here they are:
LEUCOCYTES: Not detected.
ERYTHROCYTES: Not detected.
NO parasites detected in direct preparation or zinc floatation.
GIARDIA ANTIGEN TEST: Negative.
CRYPTOSPORIDIUM ANTIGEN TEST: Negative.
CULTURES.
Faecal culture for Salmonella sp. : Negative.
Faecal culture for Campylobacter sp. : Negative.
Faecal culture for Yersinia sp. : Negative.


What left is there to test for? Something has to be causing mushy poops and weight lost. Will mention IBS to vet when she gets back to me today sometime.
Hoping someone can make heads and tails of these results it's all Greek to me. Keep you posted for those who care.

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Lynx
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Post   » Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:39 am


The only thing I can add is that some tests can show up negative but are really positive because it depends on the sample.

I wonder if her gut is having issues processing the nutrients in her feces.

You might also want to re-read the whole page on diarrhea to help give you ideas and a fresh look at the diet you are providing (avoid grains):
http://www.guinealynx.info/diarrhea.html

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