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Guinea pig pneumonia

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Buttercup443 Fri 29-Jan-16 22:55:12

Our little Robbie was taken ill yesterday evening. It happ bed very suddenly and this morning he hadn't touched his food and was laying there, discharge from the eyes.

I am so so sad and kids are so upset. He's in hospital tonight and they said there's a 50/50 chance he'll pull through.

Can we have a little prayer for Robbie? He's the most adorable little boy, always squeaking when he hears his name, gentle and normally so happy to come and play.


FernieB Fri 29-Jan-16 23:14:29

Sorry to hear this. Best wishes to your and your kids thanks. The Fernie pigs (and bunny) and myself will be thinking of Robbie tonight and keeping our fingers and paws crossed for him. I hope you get good news.

Buttercup443 Sat 30-Jan-16 00:06:02

Thank you, Fernie, dreading the docs call. Hope he pulls through!

clippityclop Sat 30-Jan-16 00:11:03

Thinking of you all tonight. He sounds such a lovely boy. Flowers and parsley from us.

EastMidsGPs Sat 30-Jan-16 09:37:26

So sad to read this. Sending positive vibes to Robbie and Robbie's humans .. S & M EastMids

PurpleDaisies Sat 30-Jan-16 09:41:41

Sending shamrock (parsley) to you poor little piggy and flowers for you. Really hope he pulls through.

Buttercup443 Sat 30-Jan-16 13:56:05

Thank you everyone for your kind wishes, prayers and gifts.

Robbie passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of morning. He was warm in a special little house in the hospital and he had been given pain relief to ease his suffering.

We have just collected him and will bury him in our large field, by the lake where the sun shines all day and the grass is high.

We have made a memory box with his favourite blanker, drawn pictures of our time together and the happy memories he gave us will stay with us star

EastMidsGPs Sat 30-Jan-16 14:34:01

RIP Robbie. His resting place sounds perfect as does your plans to commemorate his life. Although a massively sad time for you all, be assured he had the happiest and best life possible with you.
Huge hugs xxx

PurpleDaisies Sat 30-Jan-16 15:36:23

Such sad news. Sending hugs to you and your family flowers

FernieB Sat 30-Jan-16 16:35:01

That sounds like a lovely resting place for a wonderful little pig. Hope the funeral goes well.

On a practical note, please make sure he's buried deep enough to avoid attracting the attention of foxes.

Buttercup443 Sat 30-Jan-16 16:43:43

Thank you everyone. Kids kept crying.
He's in a cardboard memorial box now, wrapped up in his snugly with his favourite toy, a carrot and hay.

Yes Fernie, though of foxes. Will make it a deep grave and put some stones on it.

Told the kids his piggy soul is in Guinea pig heaven and he can play and breathe again and feels no more pain and that he's happy as they were worried about him being cold in the grave.

He's only a small snuffly piggy but I cried when the doc told me. RIP Robbie star

EastMidsGPs Sat 30-Jan-16 17:02:59

I feel your pain ... as grown up of erm advancing years .. i blub like a baby everytime one of our piggies die. They do make gp shaped holes in our hearts sad

Scone1nSixtySeconds Sat 30-Jan-16 18:11:41

Poor Robbie, and poor you. flowers they manage to hide being poorly so effectively.

We lost two piggies last year within a couple of weeks of each other and we were so very sad too. Do you have any other piggies left?

Buttercup443 Sat 30-Jan-16 19:26:54

Yes two more. A boy and his daughter.

Yes I hadn't heard this before but doctor also said gps hide their illnesses so well until they're very very poorly.

clippityclop Sun 31-Jan-16 08:50:29

So very sorry for your loss. flowers

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