Keds Medical Thread - not eating on own

User avatar
maggieP

Post   » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:55 pm


I cleaned off the scab and wiped away the white stuff. There doesn't seem to be any discharge within the abscess wound; the white stuff is mostly on the surface. In fact the hole is almost sealed off and I don't see any discharge in it, so there's not really much to flush. We stopped flushing after her last follow-up (around 4 weeks ago) per vet advice. I sat with her with the warm compress for a bit and she ate some pellet mash, water, and a few pieces of hay. Still eating lots of her favorite veggies, too.

User avatar
Lynx
Celebrate!!!

Post   » Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:00 am


If it still smells bad, the infection is likely sealed inside. If you don't feel comfortable trying to get at the source of the pus, your vet should be able to clean it up for you. This unfortunately means you may need to do more flushing until it can heal from the inside out. From what I understand, abscesses can have a kind of wall or membrane that keeps producing pus. I believe this is surgically removed when a vet selects to close and suture a source of infection. Please correct me if I'm wrong.

User avatar
maggieP

Post   » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:44 pm


Keds is fairly stable and her weight is good and slightly increasing. We had another tooth trim... not sure it helped much as her incisors are pretty wonky and lopsided again. But she seems to be managing well on her own right now.

Abscess area doesn’t seem fully healed, still scabbing a bit, but there’s no more white stuff at the moment.

User avatar
Lynx
Celebrate!!!

Post   » Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:54 pm


Is the odor gone? If so, that would be a very good sign.

Thanks for the update.

User avatar
maggieP

Post   » Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:51 pm


There’s a bit of a “yeasty” smell if I take the scab off. It ends up growing back in about a day, then no smell. We did chloramphenicol for over a month so it seems unlikely there’s still infection? Vet seems to think it was OK on her last checkup.

User avatar
Lynx
Celebrate!!!

Post   » Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:43 am


So the scab never really heals over so it appears fully healed?

User avatar
maggieP

Post   » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:51 pm


There’s a bit of a crustiness that appears daily, but comes off very easily. Underneath that it looks like healed puckered skin.

Post Reply
67 posts