Unfortunately today she has suddenly developed really clicky sounding breathing so I'm taking her to the vet in 2 hours time. She's still behaving normally, eating and drinking so I'm hoping that if it's the start of a URI I have caught it early enough.
Overnight the scab/crust covering the wound came off and bled slightly. It has, however, stopped completely. I have a sneaky suspiscion that the crackling sound was related to fluid draining off (would that make sense?) - it has returned again this morning but is very intermittent.
Anyway, she is back for another checkup on Monday morning first thing.
- Supporter in '10
Edit to add: The camera actually has a macro mode for close-up shots like that. I will post some other piccies I took with it in General Chat if you like.
Today she was back at the vet for her (fingers crossed) final evaluation by a vet I've known since I first kept piggies. He listened to her chest which is completely clear, her nose clean and her ear looking great.
I just went to take a picture of the scab on the wound but was surprised to see it is all completely gone. So, 2 weeks following surgery there is no sign the abscess was ever there apart from a small patch of pale pink skin.