Nutty’s Not Well
Whee know whee promised a fantabulous Valentine Contest but instead whee are going to have to ask for all your loves. Nutty was taken ill this morning and is very unwell. Thankfully Mummy was able to guess what was wrong and rush him to the Sunday vet clinic.
Nutty has an upper respiratory infection, otherwise known as a URI. He was quiet most of Saturday but by Sunday he was lethargic and weak and not eating. Mummy did a quick poop inspection and discovered one tiny stringy thing . . . Not normal. His eye is weepy and his breathing sounds horribly crackly.
The vet agreed with Mummy and said that his not eating was very bad. Piggies have delicate digestive systems and after some time without food they begin to shut down which would double Nutty’s troubles.
Unfortunately for him he is now on meds twice a day and being syringe-force-fed every three hours. He has managed some red pepper and spinach leaves and a few hours ago passed some small, dark but more normal looking poops.
So you see, with all this drama and not to mention the five inches of snow Mummy struggled through to get to the vets (Well Mummy’s Daddy struggled through with them in the car. Special thanks to him for being awesome and understanding!) it has been too busy to make the contest.
Whee hope you can forgive us and beg you to please send your warmest get well wishes to Nutty. The vet said the next forty eight hours are critical.
Nibbles, Buddy and Basil