George is unwell

George has been poorly since 4th May when I saw that his back teeth had grown too far and he had lost weight.  I trimmed them but he has still been losing weight.  He’s been to the Cambridge Cavy Trust, where Vedra took the sharp edges off that I had forgotten to rasp, but even that didn’t solve the problem and he’s continued to lose weight for the past week, despite being fed ground and mushed pellets and probiotic.

For the last four days he’s also had mouth fungal gel to help sore tongue or gum problems, and also septrin (antibiotic) in case of unfelt abscesses.  But he’s continued to lose weight and now is seriously thin and refusing his feeding tube.  So I took him to the vet first thing today, where he is being kept in for xrays and observation, and hopefully find out what is causing the problem and solve it.  But I am very worried about him.  Keep fighting little warrior. x x

4 thoughts on “George is unwell

  1. Lady Snailspace

    I’m so sorry that he’s having problems again 😦 I’m thinking of you and concentrating on our George. He’s a fighter alright.



  2. Here’s hoping they can find the cause of G’s problems (and it’s something quick easy to sort). Send Geroge my lov when you see him, and give Fred a cuddle, he must be missing his brother!


  3. George has come out of the theatre and is in the recovery room. He has a lot of infection in his mouth which must be the cause of his lack of appetite, but he also seems to have impacted back molars. This might be that they are too long and havent got anywhere to grow out into the mouth so have gone backwards, as it were, so the vet has trimmed the molars down lower to see if it releases the pressure on them. He’ll be in overnight to get extra feeding etc. and I’ll call them in the morning to see if he can come home.


  4. Auntie Dawn

    Oh, G. My heart sank this morning when I read Mummy’s post, but her follow-up comment suggests that the vet has gotten to the root of the problem (so to speak).

    Keep fighting, Cutie! For Mummy, and for your Auntie. I’ll be thinking of you all day and probably won’t be much use at work. But I’ll be try to be strong for you and Mummy.

    Uncle W, Saku, Willoughby, and even the Satanic Conures send their very best wishes.

    Love you,
    Auntie Dawn


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