So we have Guinea pigs. We had three. Milky was my favorite, She was E's pig. E loved her, but loved her hard. You see, E is a bit like George from Of Mice and Men. Milky was adopted from Petco about 4 mos ago. She was by far the cutest and sweetest of all the pigs. E picked her out and named her Milky. One morning about a month ago, I noticed that Milky was dragging her hind legs about. Great, E has shattered her pelvis or dislocated a hip or some other horrible malady. Luckily for me, A is a vet. Which means freeish health care for our multitudinous animals.
X rays reveled that Milky was not broken. We tried a pred treatment for three days which did nothing. OK, so we know have a special needs pig, who either threw a clot, or has a spinal cord injury. However, she was doing great . Three times a day we made sure she drank and ate. We gave her lots of apples and veggies. Gave her a warm rinse every few days because she peed on herself. She was doing all right.
Fast forward fourish weeks. I noticed she was lethargic. She was not wanting to eat or drink. I did not think that much of it. Then I checked on her around dinner time. Her head was down and breathing labored. Our Milky was dying. I gathered the kids, told them what was going to happen. They knew this was a possibility. I warned them that she might not live long after the injury.
They were so good. Holding her, talking to her, patting her. I suggested that they tell her nice things as she leaves us. M did well, told her that she was sweet and other things she admired. E said he was sorry and that she was his Milky. K, on the other hand said " I guess its not your lucky day! You should hurry up and go to sleep so that you can get to wherever you are going and have a nice Christmas!!" (Even though Christmas was like 10 days ago.) That made M quite madish "K, WHY the HELL would you say that to Milky? She is DYING." That was the last picture up top. I was laughing which resulted in a glare to me. "Mom, you are NOT helping. WHAT is WRONG with you? "
So, Milky had a peaceful passing. A very unlucky day, but hopefully a nice Christmas wherever she is.