Bumblefoot - Calling All Crunchy Natural Folks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Homesteadin, Sep 30, 2015.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Always good to have someone with them. Hopefully he won't wear her out. Appreciate you letting us know how he is doing.
     
  2. Homesteadin

    Homesteadin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gave him a soak some hours ago. I am worried that maybe when he jumped over that fence he hurt himself even more because he limped more heavily after that, but maybe the pain from the bumble was just getting worse? I know I may be worrying too much but should I try to find out if he injured himself further?
     
  3. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Next opportunity I would examine the leg, compare it to the other. He could have also sprained something or pulled a muscle. And Epsom salt soaks are good for that, too.
     
  4. Homesteadin

    Homesteadin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. All I know for now until I can look closer is that his leg is swollen above where the bumble is. I'll examine him more closely tomorrow morning.
     
  5. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    Oooh, that swelling could indicate the infection is spreading, in which case I would get oral antibiotics started. I know it's not herbal, but this is a case where I would want to prevent systemic infection.

    It may be something else, but I wanted to put that out there. For example, an injury might cause swelling.
     
  6. Homesteadin

    Homesteadin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oi.... I wondered about that, as I've of course read about how infection from a bumble will spread up the leg and to organs if not treated. :( I would be amazed if it was getting that bad so fast because he wasn't even limping yesterday. But I definitely don't want to take chances.
     
  7. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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    I don't want you (or me) to panic. He may simply have sprained something - and that would cause swelling, too. Just want us to be cognizant that infection is a possibility. Whew. Ducks. Love'em.

    Let's see what we have in the morning. I will check in when I can.

    Pax et lux.
     
  8. Homesteadin

    Homesteadin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, luv em. :) Okay, I'll be reporting tomorrow. Much thanks. Have a good night.
     
  9. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Hows your drake doing this morning?
     
  10. Homesteadin

    Homesteadin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's 7:42am here and I'm dying to get out to him to see but I can't yet - I have three kiddos; a 4yo, 2yo and 3 months. My hands are kind of tied till the littlest takes her first nap, should be in an hour or so.
     

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