My Pig Ripley Part II

The last month has been stress­ful for Ripley and us. She start­ed to have prob­lems going pot­ty so we took her in again and they decid­ed that she need­ed to have a hys­terec­to­my because of the can­cer. So they did and when they had her open they dis­cov­ered that all of the growths that had been there before were gone. The only thing left was a sin­gle lump which had moved. According to the vet can­cer does­n’t move. So he bioposied the lump (and her blad­der which I’m not hap­py about) and fin­ished the operation.

So the tests are back and she does­n’t have can­cer. Yay! But now we don’t know what has been the prob­lem for the last few months which means we were treat­ing the wrong things! I’ve been giv­ing her shots three times a week and I prob­a­bly did­n’t need to. Now because of the pot­ty thing we need to give her sub­cu­ta­neous flu­ids. More shots! Argh! I feel so bad for her because she does­n’t under­stand. All she knows is that it hurts. When we go to give her the shots she gives us this look like “why dad?’ It’s break­ing my heart.

It would be so much eas­i­er if she act­ed sick. Except for the dis­com­fort at the time she goes pot­ty she is hap­py, perky, and loves to run around. And then I have to pick her up and give her a shot. She no longer likes me because of this which is also painful. I just want her to be hap­py. She’s so sweet and innocent.

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