Our guinea pig Patch might have a broken leg. And I'm feeling bad because we should have noticed earlier. About 9 days ago we first noticed she wasn't going up and down the ramp. But Cotton had just joined the group and was mostly upstairs, so we thought that Patch just felt like her territory had been taken over. Because of the change with Cotton joining her, Gilbert and Spotty after Mr. You had died, we didn't realize she was so much less mobile. But yesterday I really did notice and Frank took her out. Her right back leg is stiff and he is going to take her to the vet today. Am scared. Patch is almost 6 years old and I'm not sure what can be done for such an old piggie. I don't want to lose her, though, not now. And I'm shocked we didn't see it, but because Cotton had joined them, they were all behaving a bit differently.
Patch had to be put to sleep. She had paralysis, caused by her spine back and a slipped disc. Nothing could be done. I couldn't be there, but had asked Frank to make whatever decision was necessary so she wouldn't suffer too much. It was basically age that made her so I'll, but I'm feeling sad tonight.
Post by raspberrybullets on Nov 23, 2016 9:37:25 GMT
Sad news. I'm sorry for you and Frank. So sad to lose our little critters that we love and care for so much.
The sight filled the northern sky; the imensity of it was scarcely conceivable. As if from Heaven itself, great curtains of delicate light hung and trembled. Pale green and rose-pink, and as transparent as the most fragile fabric, and at the bottom edge a profound fiery crimson like the fires of Hell, they swung and shimmered loosely with more grace than the most skillful dancer. ~ Northern Lights
Thanks, everyone. The other piggies seem to be doing well, but Patch is really missing. She had such a presence for such a small animal - she was always begging for vegetables as well. It's too quiet now.