Severe resp infection/facial abscess

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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by Amzy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:34 am

The aim of the steroids was to get the fluid off her lungs :( and im struggling to get her to take anything orally. Im a bit stuck with what I can do today but she is coming to work with me where I can at least nurse her a bit and get what abs, fluids and food I can into her =[
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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by Amzy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:03 pm

If anyone is interested in todays update:

No better. In fact, I'd almost go to saying she's worse. Can't get anything into her orally, if I do, its through force. Last night she had a bit of sudafed, and today I'm syringing (fairly strong :roll: ) Guardian Angel into her which has added Baytril. Can't do it any other way as she won't even attempt to eat, its hard enough getting her to take fluids. She had dried porph/blood around her snout again this morning. And her snout is covered in dried drugs, and squiggles where she won't wash herself.

She bit me this morning, and she is not a biter. She isn't happy :(
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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by Toribob » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:37 pm

I am sorry she is still so poorly, I hope she starts to improve soon x

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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by sati18 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:40 pm

OH my word Amzy that's so horrible for you and for her. poor baby :-(

Maybe if she hasn't improved at all by tomorrow it might be time to do the last and kindest thing for her?

Honestly can't express how much i sympathise- you must be devastated :cry:
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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by Amzy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:47 pm

Yep :( That decision is playing on my mind, right now I'd be surprised if she made it to Monday (the day I was going to decide whether enough was enough).

Contemplating trying/borrowing a nebuliser to see if it helps with her breathing at all... I guess anything is worth a try at this point.

Right now, I'm too scared to think about loosing her :( she was working up towards alpha status, with her sister, and being from the park rescue she is automatically close to my heart :(

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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by malude » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:03 pm

Poor wee lady :( I have sometimes found that steam makes them panic more than anything tbh although I've only ever tried the steamy bathroom thing rather than an actual nebuliser.
It's so difficult when you want to keep fighting but know that it might not be the best thing.
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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by sati18 » Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:08 pm

^^^ and it's impossible to make that decision and feel like you have made the right one. if you do it then you think youshould have fought harder. if you don't and they die anyway then you blame yourself for not making it sooner.

A horrible choice either way :(
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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by Amzy » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:13 pm

My baby has just gone to the bridge xxx
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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by stormsmuggler » Sat Jul 02, 2011 9:44 pm

I guess no one knows how you must be feeling right now. I know I am devastated and have been so worried for her. She wasn't supposed to be the first to go. I am sure that everyone who owns a Park rescue rat will be sharing your pain and sorrow with you tonight. ((Big Hugs)) and much love from me tonight and always :dumbohalo: Play hard and stay out of mischeif you cheeky little Cookie monster.
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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by NickyE » Sat Jul 02, 2011 10:00 pm

Oh my god Amy no :(

I can't begin to imagine how you must be feeling xxx

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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by indigoj » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:08 am

:cry: :cry:

How sad. I've not posted but had been reading and hoping.
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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by Ceslater » Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:44 pm

i'm so sorry, i am sending you lots of love. run at the bridge little one. x
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Re: Severe resp infection/facial abscess

Post by tagalong » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:36 pm

So sorry you lost her .
Facial abscesses can actually eat into the bone structure and become very painful so now she is pain free -rest in peace now little one
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