HELP ME - ANYONE HAVE OIL GLAND INFO? ******GRAPHIC*****

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Echobabe, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. Echobabe

    Echobabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    **WARNING! GRAPHIC PIC**

    I'm tending a wound from a hawk attack last week, flesh and bone was exposed. I followed the wonderful directions located here by Threehorses.

    I think the top of her oil glad was sheared off. The skin is trying to scab over the gland (I think) as the oily secretions are pooling under the newly forming skin. Will this resolve on its own as it heals? Or should I try to cut a hole, even position something (a straw?) so that it does not heal up?

    Although many have looked at this thread, I am the only one replying. Please, if anyone here can advise me, now is the time to step up. I would have thrown in the towel long before, but this bird has remained alert, eating and cooing to me throughout the day, and so I keep trying to help her recover from this ordeal.


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    OLD---I am soaking the wound and slowly picking out the bits of gauze that stuck. One of the bones is looking bluish on top, although it does not smell bad. I did trim a bit off it off to expose clean looking bone, but part of it is a shallow depression and there is no way of trimming it. If I could get a rasp or a scraper to remove the off colored bone that would be ideal--but I can't imagine what I could use. Anyone have an idea or a war story they can share to give me some ideas?

    Other than that I am happy to say the wound looks pretty good, even though it is still wet and open. I have kept it closed up under vet wrap (to keep her and the others out of it). Will try to get my hand on some silver sulfadiazine cream and tie a t-shirt around her so that we can see some scabs forming.
     
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  2. Echobabe

    Echobabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no ideas yet? got some bone scrapping to do. The only thing I've come up with is using a dental pick.
     
  3. Echobabe

    Echobabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bought some cuticle scissors, tweezers, a cuticle clipper, a child sized t-shirt, small facial brush. Made some saline solution, added chlorhexidine gel wound wash and started to work. Got most of all the gauze out that had embedded, as well as any feathers that started growing in. The couple places that looked like they might be going necrotic got cut out or tweezed down to good looking flesh/bone. I hope I got enough. Trimmed down so no more feathers would interfere, painted the whole wound with honey mixed with a little chlorhexidrine gel and covered her with a t-shirt. Praying to God that the t-shirt does not stick to the wound over night.

    The wound has healed quite a bit from the horror show it was last Tuesday, But I really hoped she'd have more skin growth by now. Hoping the debriding I did tonight encourages some new coverage.


    Could not get granulex or silver sulfadiazine, they are rx here or via mail order and I did not want to wait any longer.
     
  4. Echobabe

    Echobabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Giving this a bump~
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I had a hen injured with a hole in her back at least 3 inches in diameter. I used the methods in the link. It took her at least 6 months to recover. If this helps I will share this > http://shagbarkbantams.com/cell.htm
     
  6. Echobabe

    Echobabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, that article is amazing. I changed how I was tending the wound a few days ago--from keeping it tightly covered and full of neosporin to keeping an airy shirt over honey mixed with wound wash. Now she is forming scabs and it is looking better. The other way (really wet) was scary because of chance of infection. But maybe the other way was better?? argh, so confusing. & I hate feeling like I am experimenting on this little life entrusted to me :-(
     

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