peritonitis - swelling

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by debsiddle, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. debsiddle

    debsiddle New Egg

    May 27, 2013
    Hello, Has anyone any experience of having the hen drained a number of times for the same episode? Lola has peritonitis, is being treated with antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, milk thistle. She has been drained twice, but has swollen up more, but she's wolfing maggots/mealworms down and is drinking and preening. She is fighting this, has the will to live, and I don't want to give up, but how safe is it to do another would be her third. Just wondering if anyone else has had experience of this?
    Also I'm wondering if I could make some sort of sling to help support her to make her more comfortable while she still wants to fight this. Anyone know how?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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