Duck with Bumblefoot (Warning Viewer Discretion Is Advised)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DiamondSwan, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so we picked the scab and couldn't see much underneath. I'm using the triple antibiotic and using a bandage between soakings. I've got him on a schedule now, spoiled ducky lol. I held him down while my mom was picking at his foot. He had his neck on my shoulder the entire time and he would nibble on my hair occasionally. [​IMG]
     
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  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Sounds like he is in good hands. Must not have been too painful either. Let us know how it looks tomorrow.
     
  3. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    K :)
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I think there is more pus in there.

    -Kathy
     
  5. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope not :(
     
  6. Miss Lydia

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    @casportpony what do you recommend to get it out? Other than a vet in case that isn't an option here.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    If he were mine I would make the hole on the bottom of the foot larger and check for more pus. If I didn't find more pus there, I would make a hole on the top and look around.

    -Kathy
     
  8. Miss Lydia

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    Thanks K, this is sure not for the squeamish . So a sharp scalpel would be needed. Wouldn't there be alot of blood?
     
  9. casportpony

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    Items I would have:

    Sharp, sterile scalpel
    Sterile water or saline
    Chlorhexadine or betadine
    Gauze pads
    Gauze rolls
    Vetwrap
    Antibiotics
    Stypic powder

    This is probably not a task for just anyone. Anyone trying it would need to read up on wound care and look at pictures of how vets wrap this sort of wound.

    -Kathy
     
  10. DiamondSwan

    DiamondSwan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh dear, I come back and you guys are planning a huge surgery! Ok, so if I take him to the vet, any idea how much it will cost? Because I'm probably gonna have to pay for this. [​IMG]
     

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