Sebastian Thread

pinta

Post   » Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:09 pm


If the stitches are in an area where they can get contaminated, we do a short course of preventative ABs. This eradicated the problem of abscesses post neutering.

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Bytxlaura
Remembering Nemo

Post   » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:27 am


Fingers crossed for gorgeous Bassy!

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sef1268

Post   » Sat Jun 20, 2009 10:45 am


Thanks, everyone. He's on a 5-day course of Baytril, pinta. Knocking wood, he has tolerated Baytril extremely well in the past.

Sebastian seems pretty bright-eyed and sassy this morning. Here's hoping he continues to do well.

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sef1268

Post   » Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:51 pm


Okay, I'm a little freaked out. Sebastian's surgery was on the 18th, and he has been doing remarkably well. Tonight, though, I went upstairs to feed him and found quite a bit of blood in his cage. I picked him up and checked the stitches, and they're all there and look okay.

I know that, back when he had his stone surgery a year ago, he did the exact same thing -- was fine and then started bleeding almost a week after the surgery. Vet had said it was nothing to worry about, and it stopped as suddenly as it started and he was fine.

Obviously stone surgery is more invasive than the lump removal, but...could this be the same thing happening? Is post-op bleeding a few days afterwards fairly normal regardless of the type of surgery?

Otherwise, I'm going to guess it's from the stone. He seems fine...active, eating. ??

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Lynx
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Post   » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:29 pm


I can't guess at the cause but am sorry he's bleeding! I hope he heals okay.

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Bugs Mom

Post   » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:39 pm


I'm sorry Sef. I don't know what it could be either but I sure hope it clears up on it's own.

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sef1268

Post   » Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:49 pm


It's just so strange. He hasn't bled in a couple of weeks, when he passed a little blood when he urinated. Now he's bleeding heavily. I gave him a dose of Metacam (although he doesn't seem uncomfortable) and the last Baytril dose, and am going to call the vet in the morning if he bleeds any more tonight.

Poor little guy. He was having such an uneventful recovery until this. :(

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cavyslave8
I GAVE, dammit!

Post   » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:14 pm


I'm so sorry Sebastian is having problems. I don't know what it could be. I really hope the vet can help explain things tomorrow and he'll be ok.

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Bytxlaura
Remembering Nemo

Post   » Tue Jun 23, 2009 11:30 pm


Is he drinking all right? Perhaps a little extra fluid could help if the stone is acting up? I realize that is a big IF and the cause is unknown for now.

I'll keep Sebastian in my prayers.

pinta

Post   » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:03 am


It might just be blood clots left over from the stone coming out.

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