Porki has pneumonia. We almost lost her Saturday, but an injection of a powerful antibiotic has started to pay off. Still touch and go, but she's better than she was.
Modern pigs are fairly delicate animals and can die in a minute if under stress. I never knew that until we began raising pigs for the kids fair projects about 6 years ago. They are also susceptible to pneumonia which she appears to have.
The weather today is cold, grey, and wet, plus a freeze is coming. If you had to put in an order for weather conditions guaranteed to stress a sick pig, this is it.
In the photo, I'm administering Pedialyte (we also use Gatorade) to keep her hydrated and keep her electrolyte levels up.
I'll be nursing her tonight instead of going to Jr.'s basketball game ... we can both nurse a pig with gatorade, but only he can do a decent lay-up shot.