[Gpdd] [HEALTH] Wobbly Tea
ssbjune9 at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 28 14:47:32 EDT 2005
My Sweetheart had the same symptoms that you describe your Tea as
having...she had just finished a round of antibiotics for a URI that very
day. In the evening, when I went to collect she and Golden for floor time,
she was turning in circles and had a very difficult time standing. She also
would make odd motions with her head...kind of backward and to the side. I
guess I don't need to telll you that I was totally freaked out! I picked my
baby up and held her close to my cheek and just cried. She was only about 3
months old and had already had a serious respiratory infection that she was
fighting to get over...our vet wasn't convinced that she would survive it.
She and Golden both were being treated for URI's; we had bought them both
from a pet store and both became ill a few days after we brought them home.
Well, back to the vet we went...this time he thought that there was a
problem with her inner ear, possibly mites, so she and Golden both were
treated with Ivomectin (not sure how that is spelled...sorry!) injections.
This seemed to take care of the problem, though she does have a slight head
tilt to this day. We had some really tense moments with her in those first
weeks...we hadn't had been piggie slaves but for a few months and knew so
little about the types of illnesses that they can have. We've gotten a real
education since then! It might be a good idea to take Tea to see your
vet...if it is an ear infection he will need treatment.
Give him a hug for us, and we hope he gets to feeling better real soon!
Sherry and the Piggie Pals
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