Friday, April 20, 2012

RIP Lotus

I took Lotus back to the vet Monday, hoping they would be able to do another procedure and she would be home by Friday. On Wednesday morning, the vet techs found she had passed away. I was amazed at all the support, concern, donations, etc. we got from both friends and complete strangers who had never met Lotus. We fought as hard as we could and did everything in our power to make her better, but in the end, her little body couldn't take anymore. I want to thank everyone for your kind words and for asking about her these last two months. She was the loudest squeaker here, and now that she's gone, the other guinea pigs seem to know and have been very quiet. :(

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lotus Not Out of the Woods

So, Lotus ended up getting spayed..her prolapse was the vagina/uterus, not her rectum as I had originally thought. We had hoped the spay would put an end to all her problems, but just two days later, I found she had prolapsed AGAIN, so we went back to the vet on Saturday. We are now trying Prep H as she seems to have some type of chronic inflammation similar to irritable bowel syndrome. We are keeping her clean with short baths, putting the cream on her twice a day, and keeping her fleece bedding VERY clean.
Most likely tomorrow we will be getting a 6-7 year old male guinea pig named Zach whose family is moving to a place that does not accept pets. Obviously, that is pretty old for a guinea pig, so I offered to take him and give him a permanent home here, as he is too old to adopt back out.
Again, I apologize for being behind and letting the Facebook page eat up more of my time than I had planned. I just wanted to let everyone know what's happening with Lotus..and as much as I had hoped she would be adoptable someday, I have a feeling she will need to stay with us to continue receiving the care she needs.