Friday, 22 May 2015

Guinea With No Hernia Update

Well hello lovelies,

Here is our 3rd update on Marvin. 

I got up at 5:50am on Thursday to clean his wound and give him his bed and he had chewed out his bottom stitched, and looked bruised. 

By the time I got home he had chewed out all his stitches. So the wound was open. Luckily we had the vets same day at 4pm. 

As you can imagine that was pretty scary looking but the vet seems happy with it. It looks worse than it is, as there is another layer of stitched under the ones he chewed out and these have began to heal and knit together. 

So now all we need to do is keep the wound clean and hope it heals from the inside out. 

He is currently on
Emeprid 0.9ml and Ranitidine 0.3ml there's are two digestive starters. Guinea pigs are like rabbits, their digestive system needs to be constantly moving or they get bloat. He was eating but not as much as he normally eats. An it was only his veg and hay. So they gave him these to get him interested in his food again. 

Metacam 0.1ml this is a typical animal painkiller. 

Baytril 0.3ml this is an antibiotic. It is used to remove stubborn bacteria like staph and pseuds. It is effective on both gram negative and positive bacteria. It works by stopping the bacteria from transcribing which in turn kills the bacteria. 

His last treatment is a Iodine wash. This is to bathe the open wounds and hope that it keeps it from getting infected. I put this on cotton pads to dab and clean the outside. Then I put some in a syringe and I squirt it into the top of the wound and let it run down through it. 

His next appointment is on Saturday at 12pm. So I will update everyone again then :) 

Do you have any advice for me?
Speak soon 
L x

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