Help save Megapig

Update posted by Victoria Gower On Jan 17, 2017

hello everyone,

I just wanted to make a quick update post about Megapig. She is still with us and continues to be a little fighter. She is being monitored by our lovely vet who ran a few more tests after all you wonderful people helped us with the funding. Sadly the tests she has had done still don't give us conclusive answers as to the cause of her problem. She has even had a period of time where the bleeding reduced on its own but sadly does return.

At the moment she is comfortable and happy, we keep a very close eye on her and she has regular checkups. Our next option would be more invasive investigations with significant risk to her. While she is happy and comfortable we will continue to monitor her and treat and discomfort she has with pain relief, but if she deteriorates and is in distress we will let the vet have a look around her insides.

Thank you all again, so much. Some of the funds that were donated which haven't been used immediately, are being held in a special 'piggy' account so that it can be used as and when she needs more treatment. No donation will be used for anything other than vetinary care.

With so much gratitude and a happy 2017 from myself and Megapig


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Update posted by Victoria Gower On Sep 13, 2016

Megapig has had her first round of tests costing £75. It seems that the blood in her urine is not infection and the test results came back with no clear answers. I'm waiting to talk to my vet a second time who has been discussing further details for us with the lab. It may now require an ultrasound scan to determine potential cause of the bleeding.

In the meantime, Megapig is happy in herself, active and not displaying outward signs of pain or illness. Guinea pigs are notorious for hiding illness and often die on their owners after seeming fine, but she has definitely improved in her physical/emotional state since I first discovered the issue which has us all baffled. She has just recently put on a little weight too which is a positive sign.

Here she is with her new best friend, Pog.

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Update posted by Victoria Gower On Aug 28, 2016

Megapig and I would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone for getting us going!

I have the task of collecting 10-15ml of piggy wee tomorrow evening/Tuesday (it's a public holiday in the UK) to deposited with the vet. Hopefully the cultures grown and analysed at the lab will give us a more pinpointed antibiotic or treatment to go on.

I'll keep you all posted and thank you SO much again!!!


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