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shandroid
07-03-04, 15:59
One of my very loved pygmy goats, Roger Dean, has fallen ill and is rapidly deteriorating :( . He is very listless and lying in a spot he normally doesn't lay in, and he has been trying to urinate and can't. He bleats like he is in pain and I am so worried for him.

I have called the vet twice and they have not returned my call, dammit!!! I am thinking he might have urinary calculi, which are stones that block his urinary tract. This condition can perforate his bladder and is an emergency and the damn vet won't call back!!!!!! I am so angry!!! :mad: :mad:

Sorry I am ranting here, but my goat is going to die without treatment and that frustrates me.

bubbleblaster
07-03-04, 16:04
:( http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif hun :(
darn vet :mad:

Isabella
07-03-04, 16:05
Shandroid, is there someone else you can call? I know it must be hard to find a vet who knows a lot about pygmy goats, but maybe any vet would know how you can aleviate his pain at least.

One of my cats recently had urninary stones and I understand your pain and frustration. It's terrible to feel helpless when our pets are suffering. Just be near-by him. I know nothing about goats, but I know my cat enjoyed my presence while I was waiting to take him to the vet. I think you would be a familiar source of comfort.

Good luck, please keep us up to date. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

shandroid
07-03-04, 16:07
The vet just called, and she is coming over now.

St. Anger
07-03-04, 16:11
Hope everything goes well Shan!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Miss60
07-03-04, 16:45
Sorry to hear that Shan....hope it'll all go well http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

Draco
07-03-04, 16:50
Aww lass... http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

tomb dude 2
07-03-04, 16:50
I hope he is all right

NatEcho
07-03-04, 16:53
Aw, no!! Poor little Roger! Vets are a true pain when there's a hurry, at least to my experiance. I'm so glad she called back so soon!!!

I hope it turns out ok, hun!! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif Keep us posted! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

TRChik
07-03-04, 16:56
aww im sorry http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif i hope he gets well asap!

my cat max had that sort of problem. id bring him to the vet. max had a blader blockage or w/e. hes fine now they just put a cather or w/e in him. once they did that he was back to normal.

Isabella
07-03-04, 17:13
Originally posted by TRChik:
aww im sorry http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif i hope he gets well asap!

my cat max had that sort of problem. id bring him to the vet. max had a blader blockage or w/e. hes fine now they just put a cather or w/e in him. once they did that he was back to normal.Hi TRChic http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

Was it your Maine coon cat that had this problem? Because mine had this. After his stay at the vet they told me that he had to be on an RX cat food for the rest of his life. This cat food is very expensive and I have the feeling that they wanted more money. Plus there would be no way to seperate the food from the rest of the cat's. Do you use a special food for yours? I've always given my cats Iams btw.

Thanks http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

TRChik
07-03-04, 17:17
no it was the other one. max is on a special diet food for the rest of his life too. but hes happy:) but hes not happy with the no cat treats rule http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif i wouldnt be either...

Isabella
07-03-04, 17:26
Originally posted by TRChik:
no it was the other one. max is on a special diet food for the rest of his life too. but hes happy:) but hes not happy with the no cat treats rule http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif i wouldnt be either...Thanks for the info. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

One more question http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif Is the food only available from the vet or can I buy it at some pet stores? The vet's food is about 15$ a bag and it goes so fast. :(

Kurtislover101
07-03-04, 17:33
awww shan http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif i'm sorry to hear that
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shandroid
07-03-04, 18:46
Well, the vet came and verified that he is not able to urinate. She didn't have a small enough catheter to irrigate him (male goats have skinny **cough** eh hem private parts), but she did what she could to irrigate him with what she had.

She gave him a shot of painkiller too so he won't be in pain for a few hours (blessedly).

Roger Dean's not out of the woods yet, however. The vet said she needs to discuss his condition with the rest of the vets tomorrow, and they may be back with a proper catheter.

Thanks everyone for your concern http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif . That means so much to me. He really is a sweet goat. BTW, his brother, Vern Bob, is beside himself with worry. He was extremely upset when the vet had Roger Dean on the ground, and he is now guarding him. Isn't that precious?

I will post an update on RD's condition tomorrow.

[ 07. March 2004, 18:48: Message edited by: shandroid ]

TRChik
07-03-04, 18:48
Originally posted by Isabella:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by TRChik:
no it was the other one. max is on a special diet food for the rest of his life too. but hes happy:) but hes not happy with the no cat treats rule http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif i wouldnt be either...Thanks for the info. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

One more question http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/redface.gif Is the food only available from the vet or can I buy it at some pet stores? The vet's food is about 15$ a bag and it goes so fast. :( </font>[/QUOTE]we buy it at the vet... we get a huge 24 pack of cans tho. its expensive but it lasts longer.

shan im sure hes going to be just fine http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/hug.gif

[ 07. March 2004, 18:49: Message edited by: TRChik ]

monstrum
07-03-04, 19:01
I hope he will be all right

shandroid
08-03-04, 16:12
Roger Dean update:

He seems better today http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif . He was foraging for dead leaves today(yuck, I know, but goats love dead leaves), which is a huge step up from his lethargic condition yesterday morning.

Right now, he is resting in his goat hut with his brother. Hopefully he has pottied today!

Isabella
08-03-04, 19:27
Shandroid that's great news! What a relief. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif