My Calico Mille fluer had an impacted crop, I did surgery! (PICTURES)

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Charm1704, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Charm1704

    Charm1704 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to tell you I pray I never have to do this again. My Beautiful little Calico Mille Fleur wasn't doing well, I picked her up to discover her crop was the size of a golf ball or a little bigger and just as hard. I tried the olive oil...that didn't work....I did the massage....that didn't work..I knew if I didn't get what was in there out she would surely die....SURGERY! WHAT DID I HAVE TO LOOSE. So, I took an small razor blade and cut through her skin into her crop about the size of a penny....the smell was horrible...and what I pulled out would have gagged a maggot....I gagged. I used tweezers and pulled out coastal hay strands and strands of it, along with feed, little whole Milo, I cleaned her crop out as good as I could without hurting her more ( I PRAY)...[​IMG] [​IMG]
    Here is a picture of her after surgery, a picture of what I got out of her (nasty) and a picture of her surgery wound.
    Please pray for "Hayden" I just gave her a name...she earned it...I will keep you posted. ~Charm1704
    I closed her wound, after cleaning it..with New Skin...please pray for her recovery...
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  2. wekiva bird

    wekiva bird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope she is doing ok. [​IMG]
     
  3. KFaye

    KFaye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hope she heals quickly[​IMG]
     
  4. Jobele

    Jobele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow! What was she thinking eating that hay?!? Anyway, now she should get back to normal.....Just give her some yogurt and applesauce for the next few days with plenty of water with electrolytes and she should be as good as new! Hugs to you....I HATE IT WHEN THEY GET SICK! [​IMG]
     
  5. Charm1704

    Charm1704 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UP DATE: It is now 10:32pm ( about 5 hrs. after surgery) and she is eating very small pieces of apple and bread soaked in olive oil and milk and she is drinking a little water....THAT'S A GOOD SIGN. THANK YOU, GOD! [​IMG] [​IMG]. ~CHARM1704
     
  6. TinaK

    TinaK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she is on the road to recovery! I have my fingers crossed for you and hope she bounces back to full health! [​IMG]
     
  7. 1Dog2Cats+Chickens

    1Dog2Cats+Chickens New Egg

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    Glenda,

    You go girl! Those are amazing pics - I'm thankful I haven't faced that kind of thing yet. I hope Hayden is feeling better - she's a beauty!

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  8. Charm1704

    Charm1704 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UP-DATE.....She's doing great eating apple, steamed veggies and dog food I soak in milk....no feed yet, I don't think she's ready for grains yet....~CHARM1704
     

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