On Wednesday Darin went to feed the pigs and found blood. He found an open and bleeding abcess on our sweet Sugar's leg and rushed her to the vet. How could we not have noticed?! I had only been cuddling her that morning and she had seemed completely normal. They have cleaned out half of the abcess but had to stop halfway because of excess bleeding. They are not sure why there is so much bleeding. If the infection goes internal I don't want to think about possible consequences. She is our first born pig daughter and has brought so much to our lives. I know she's only a guinea pig, but we have become very attached to this sweet and innocent creature.
So please send lots of healthy pigs vibes our way. Sugar is going back to the vet today. She's been at home the last couple of days but we've separated her from Loretta and both of them seem down. They are not eating and drinking with as much vigor as before and there's definitely been no popcorning. I was shopping at Ikea when I got the call about Sugar's abcess. My initial reaction (after tears that is) was 'what if this was a human child?' What have I gotten myself into?....
Whenever Darin and I are down something that always makes us feel better is 'double pig'. Holding two pigs at the same time. Darin wasn't down in the photo below - that was just a gratuitous double pig moment.