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Julia
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PostSubject: Cinnamon   Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:27 pm

My guinea pig Cinnamon has been dealing with a nasty tumor. At first it was a little bump. It then grew very large then busted open. We took him to the vet a couple of weeks ago and they gave him some antibiotics. (It's a real trip trying to give them to him. It's a liquid I have to squirt in his mouth.) Today we came back to see what we need to do next. The antibiotics have made the tumor "flatten" but he keeps on gnawing on it which prevents a scab from forming. They decided he needed a cone to keep him from being able to bite it. They tried one on his head but that did not work out too well. They finally put on around his waist. That was better. I got home and put him in his cage and he went CRAZY. The poor thing ran the edges of his cage over and over while running into things and crying all the way. Felix had no idea what was going on. Cinnamon bit him and I had to comfort him. His cone came off twice and I had to put it back on. As soon as I did the same thing happened! I couldn't take it. I have taken the cone off and am leaving it off for a bit. We've pretty much gathered that surgery is going to be the best option. Surgery is $400-$500 dollars more or less. In our situation that's like a million dollars.

Please keep Cinnamon and this situation in your prayers. I am going to try and put the cone back on him after lunch. I really hope he stays calm. He has to wear this thing. Poor dear doesn't know what's going on or what is happening to him.

Thank you. (A couple photos below.)

Waiting for the doctor.



The cone/skirt.






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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Mon Dec 03, 2012 2:43 pm

Aw, so sorry to hear this. I'll pray for him.


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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:48 pm

aww.pooor dear


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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:40 am

Thank you both!


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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:05 pm

Poor Cinnamon. I will pray for him.
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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:37 pm

Praying, Julia. How is he doing today?
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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:31 pm

Poor little guy. Blue I hope he's ok, Julia....I've said a prayer for him.


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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:15 am

Thank you all.
He is doing ok today. It's just impossible for him to wear his cone all the time. I put it on him certain times a day and put him in a box where I can watch him. He seems calmer with it on in the box instead of the cage. Strange.


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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Wed Dec 05, 2012 3:39 pm

Oh, Julia...what an awful new..I'm so sad whena little sweet guy like yours is suffering! What kind of tumor it is? I'll pray for Cinnamon and I hope he' will improve. No

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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:03 pm

Praying for Cinnamon. Poor little guy! No
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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:25 am

We aren't really sure what kind of tumor it is. Guinea pigs are obviously very prone to tumors. (I wish the saleswoman told me that when I bought them.) He just refuses to wear his cone...skirt...whatever you want to call it. Lol. He finished his antibiotics two days ago. I am thrilled at that because it was like pulling teeth giving it to him. The stuff smelled strange like anti-itch cream so Lord only knows how it must have tasted. I gave him treats in between squirts so it could combat any type of nasty taste.


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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:51 pm

Well, guinea pigs aren't actually any more prone to tumors than any other breed of animal. We had guinea pigs for years when I was a little girl, and early into my teens, and none of them had any tumors. One of them did have leukemia, but unfortunately, that's a disease that can affect any creature. It sounds like Cinnamon, himself, just happens to be unfortunate enough to have a tendency toward tumors. Poor little guy.
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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:36 pm

Lisa wrote:
Well, guinea pigs aren't actually any more prone to tumors than any other breed of animal. We had guinea pigs for years when I was a little girl, and early into my teens, and none of them had any tumors. One of them did have leukemia, but unfortunately, that's a disease that can affect any creature. It sounds like Cinnamon, himself, just happens to be unfortunate enough to have a tendency toward tumors. Poor little guy.

All I will say is that ever since I got my guinea pigs I have read up in books and online and I am always reading how prone and how common it is for piggies to get tumors. I have friends who have guinea pigs and theirs have dealt with tumors. Not everyone who has them will have one to have them but t is pretty common.


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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:00 am

I think it's pretty common NOWADAYS. Cats are also prone to tumors nowadays, and my last one died from a tumor in his stomach. However we had had cats since I was a baby and no one died from tumors. scratchead Maybe it's the kind of food we are feeding them with, or just the air they (and we, human beings) are breathing. Blue

Hope your little one could feel well in no time. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Cinnamon   Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:14 am

I agree. Today things are not the same. Weird things happen more on account of things put in foods I believe. Nothing is as healthy as it used to be. :/


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