Monday, April 2, 2018

Lola update: Guinea pig recovery from surgery

Hi, everyone. I suppose I'm overdue for a blog update after my recent ordeal, and I hope I wasn't keeping you all in suspense. I survived the surgery just fine, and have been doing a pretty fine job of recovering if I do say so myself. Of course, it helps to have some fine humans to help my recovering by keeping track of my medication regimen. After getting back from surgery, I was on 6 different medications/supplements:
  1. Meloxicam (for pain and inflammation)
  2. Cisapride (for gastrointestinal tract motility)
  3. Enrofloxacin (for controlling gas in the GI tract)
  4. Trimethoprim Sulfa (to treat bacterial infection)
  5. Tramadol (to control pain)
  6. Critical Care (if not eating well, or to help weight loss)

That's a lot of medicine!
Now I'm done with most of those medicines, which means a lot less plastic syringes being shoved in my mouth. My weight has been down a little lately, and the humans need to check with the vet to find out what my "new normal" should be after the spay surgery that removed the uterine cancer.

Thanks for the nice comments, readers!


  1. We are all relieved that you are recovering so well Lola. Keep up the good work.

  2. We hope you continue to get better, Lola! Wheeks and nuzzles,

    Sebastian and Max

  3. Glad you're feeling better, Lola! We hope you are well for a very long time.

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    1. We're okay. See our newest post for details. :)

  5. I hope you are okay now and make sure that all your medicine is taking up on time and have a regular visit to your exotic animal veterinarian to make sure your healthy and safe after your surgery.