Who needs a massage?


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I am back from my holiday in Disneyland Paris and London. I had the time of my life and have a ton of great photos and a few videos to share with you. Including a video of the Disney Dreams show and the most amazing rollercoaster screaming video ever – As it’s got me in it, I am a bit biased but it is hilarious. I can’t help but laughed at myself.

But firstly; who needs a massage?
Snuggles does. Snuggles has been severely ill whilst I was on holiday, and since I got back. She had a second operation on her teeth today. A tooth problem has given her Bloat, that meant her tummy swelled with gas from not eating and digesting food properly. She has been in a life or death situation. She is still at risk. I read on the internet that a massager can help with Bloat. So I bought her a HoMedics Shiatsu massage cushion to ease her pain, and get things moving along the gut. It seems to have been working – notice the plops, and helping to ease her pain as she can chill out on it. It was £50 well spent. I have always wanted one myself, but felt it was too expensive for me. Nothing is too expensive for my Snugs. She is my best friend and I need her to make a full recovery and live. Her third birthday is this Sunday 12th of October. I have been staying at my Parent’s with her. My mum is doing an amazing job of syringe feeding her and looking after her, and she will continue to do so while I return to my day job tomorrow.

I went on a mad shopping spree in Disneyland Paris, and bought a lot of stuff for myself, including this awesome top.

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Write and post more about my holiday soon
Sandra

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28 thoughts on “Who needs a massage?

  1. Poor Snuggles. Whee are so sorry whee haven’t got back sooner. Our best advice is vet trips and gentle massage. Whee recommend cutting out green/leafy vegetables while the gut recovers. Paws crossed for you. Mummy has nursed two piggies through bloat and it is a horrible thing to deal with.

    Whee are thinking of you

    xxxx

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    1. Hi hutchagoodlife, thanks for getting back to me. After her second op yesterday, she has started to eat hay and eaten about 3 leaves of spinach, and mini bit of spring greens, when she wouldn’t eat anything before. She ate a tiny bit of piggie mix yesterday but none today, and won’t drink water for herself, so my mum is still syringe feeding her. Apart from carrot, all she usually eats is green leafy veg and she won’t eat carrot. We have tried a lot of other foods. Any suggestions?

      The massager eases her, and it stimulates her eating and passing of poops. It was such a loss to lose Cinnamon two weeks ago today, I don’t want to lose Snuggles too. She is back to the vets on Friday for a check up. Xx

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      1. Parsley mixed into her food might encourage her to give it a go. Also, if you get plain wheetabix (or a supermarket equivalent) and mix it with warm/hot water then offer that it can encourage them to eat. For now syringe feeding is the best option. They recommend doing that every few hours, as much as they will take.

        Whee all have our paws crossed here

        xxxx

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      2. Thanks so much. She has had some pain in her abdomen tonight, when my mum cuddled her and moved her up her chest. She may have needed a wee or my mum was worried it may be the massager, but she’s been on and off the massager since Sunday with no problems, and usually looks chilled out on it. Her breathing was a bit bad, but after opening the window it is fine. She’s not eating much by herself. How many days did you need to syringe feed for?

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      3. We syringe fed every three hours for six days then managed to tempt them with the wheatabix trick and some fresh herbs. After that it was cut down to three syringe feeds a day for about 10 days while he built up his strength again. It does vary from pet to pet but whee are hopefully that it sounds like she is improving slowly. Enticing her to eat is going to be tough but don’t give up!

        xxxx

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      4. My mum is looking after her and all of my piggies while I am back at work. She is syringe feeding throughout the day. The vet said she doesn’t need to syringe feed during the night as well. Would you agree?

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      5. We did it through the night because we felt they needed it but it’s very much down to personal preference and situation. Whatever you feel you can handle or is best is fine

        xxxx

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      6. Thanks so much. I have been at work all day today and had to come home to do teaching prep for tomorrow, for Monday, so first night since Sunday, that I haven’t seen Snugs. Mum reported she has eaten some spincach leafs by herself and fought with Snow over a leaf. She has eaten piggie nux abd hay. Still won’t drink by herself. Mum has syringe fed her today, and she has a check up tomorrow morning.

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      7. Snuggles started to drink water by herself last night, said my mum today. Today she has drunk, eaten a bit of spinach and some hay. The vet saw her today. He is pleased with her progress and said to syringe her 3 times and change her diet. He said to gradually cut out Wagg and eat those pellets

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      8. She is doing a lot better but still has to be syringe fed 2-3 times a day. She has lost a lot of weight and is boney and still not as active as she was. It was her 3rd birthday yesterday and I have taken some photos to post in a blog post soon. She was a bit tired and worn out when I saw her yesterday, eating but not at full strength. As I am working a lot, she will be spending a long time at my mum’s, because it’s going to take a long time to be back to full strength and health. She has to be monitored throughout the day. It’s thanks to my mum’s care that she is alive. Thank you mum. Thanks for your prayers and thoughts. She’s my best buddy and I don’t want to lose her this young.

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      9. Thank you. Sorry I haven’t been commenting much lately on your blog. Life has been so hectic. I was on a day off today but was teaching for half the day and had my Occupational Health assessment to go on the Staff Bank.

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    1. It seems to be helping her a lot. To ease her tummy discomfort and help the gut to work. The xray yesterday, showed an improvement in her gut function and I think the massager had a lot to do with it, and my mum’s syringe feeding of course.

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    1. Hi Leslie, it’s my Snuggles – Guineapig. Bloat is life threatening and can often kill guineapigs. Guineapigs don’t show they are ill, until it’s almost the end. She hasn’t been eating or drinking by herself and my mum has had to syringe feed her. I lost Cinnamon, her son, two weeks ago today, so it’s a really difficult time for me. He became ill suddenly. He also had a teeth problem, he had a bad reaction to the anaesthetic for his teeth and had to see four lots of vets in 3 days. He never recovered.

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      1. I am sorry for your loss and hope that Snuggles recovers. She is indeed cute. We do tend to become very attached to our pets. God bless.
        Leslie

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    1. Thanks Al. She has eaten a bit of piggie mix, a bit of spinach, and some hay tonight, but still wobbly and out of it sometimes on and off, from the anaesthetic. She loved a massage though. It woke her up at the same time as she chilled out.

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      1. Yep. Just praying she doesn’t go backwards again. She was perkier on Mon night, then come Tuesday morning, she was lathargic and putting her head on one side. So lets hope for some more permanent positive action.

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