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Thank you for the information. I have looked on line and read about hepatic lipidosis in the last few minutes. I would not be able to strat this helping process till the morning as we do not have a suringe or pedialite at home. I will advise Justin of the situation in the morning. I am afraid that fluffy is in God's hands till then. I understand from what I read that had I seeked vet service the first day this occured the outcome would likely have been very different. However the reality is that even then it woulds have cost so much to even begin by seeing the vet. We love our pet but when I called vet's to get help, I was told I could be looking at $400 dollars if it were a tooth related issue. We paid $24 for her 5 years ago. If she weren't older in terms of guinea pig's life span, it would have made sense but in this already difficult time, it is hard to know what to have done. Thoughts/ comments? If we had of treated her immediately what would have been the normal life span of a guines pig?
anna she is moving around and walking like normal i think i hear a grinding sound there is no wet under her mouth although she doesn;t want me togo near her if i had a phone number i could call direct and tell what is happening or we can do it this way whatever you suggest the orange she notices it but did not touch it should i still try and pick her up she runs from me
no food and water to the best of my knowledge but i can't be 100 % i managed to pick her up and out of her cage twice she is sniffing some orande and fresh hay but won't take it or even her favorite carrot she is running fromme when i try to pick her up she is out now in her blanket and i am changing her cage water hay and food she was squeeking at us she seems to have had her heart raceing in her breathing and the grinding was a bit noisier but it stopped almost from intial excitment she likes me stroking the side of her when we first disturbed her from her corner she was stiff in movement but certainly not now she is moving around and turning around she even started to clean her self by rubbering her paws and stroking her ears past her mouth justin says it made her grind as well like her claw hit her teeth or that she was trying to grind her teeth
Fluffy had passed this morning when we woke up. She was cold and stiff whe we went to chech on her. I was so glad that we had that time with her last night and that we got to say goodbye. I knew we loved her but I never knew how much until today and to walk in the house and not go to her right away was so wierd. Not to hear her squeek at us for her carrot. I was overwhelmed today with the loss. Justin on the other hands remains strong and said that he loved and will miss her but that it is the Circle Of Life and we just have to except it. Out of the mouth of babes. I just wanted to let you know and to thank you again for all your help and the continued support that you have shown us through this few difficult week. My deepest heartfelt graditude. Maureen & Justin