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What is going on with your Piggie? I think part of you post is missing.
Thank you! It sounds like your Piggie is suffering with a GI stasis. We need to start with an abdominal massage to help with the gas. You can give 1 ccof Pediatric Gas drops like Myclon to help relieve the bloating. You need to try and feed by grinding up the pellets and adding some infant electrolyte replacer and make a slurry to get food going in. You can also give the electrolytes for fluid.
This will help get the gut going. Offer grass hay if he will take it. I would also ask the vet for a gut Motility medication. There are several we use one is Reglan which will help move the food in the GI Tract.
We need to get the stomach going.
Please reply to discuss this. The Pain medication will hellp as well as the other medications.
In the US we can buy at grocery stores in the infant isle or the Pharmacy. The are infant Gas drops you can give 1 cc an hour for 3 hours to help relieve the gas. I was wondering if they did an X ray to rule out a blockage. That would be a good thing to do. A blockage can cause this problem.
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I will keep good thoughts for her. The GI stasis is what I suspect. Try the feeding and the gas drops and stay with the medications given.
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