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Preparing for "surgery"

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TheDuckCrew, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    Well, i've got all the supplies together. pretty soon i'm going to go out and catch my duck with bumblefoot. i'm afraid i'm going to have to cut the absess open. well, whatever i have to do to make my little girl better. i've collected so many supplies...sterile gauze, antibiotic cream, dressing, waterproof tape, antiseptic wipes and even sterile gloves. oh boy.

  2. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    Awwww poor baby! Good luck, dont get flustered!
  3. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    thanks. i'm so worried. its not too bad yet, but she's limping a lot. once it warms up a bit more, i'll go out and start her treatment. poor little girl. her drake is going to be upset with me.
  4. TimeMist

    TimeMist In the Brooder

    Sep 23, 2008
    New Zealand
    I did my first bumblefoot surgery about a month ago. I was really nervous. I did learn a couple of things, in that to try not to make the incision in one cut. Make a shallow incision, then cut a little deeper with the nect cut, then deeper with the next. My mistake was trying to cut too deep first up. Also cotton buds (I think you guys call then q tips) are great for applying pressure in small places if you do get a bleeder.

    Good luck.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2009
  5. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Songster

    Feb 21, 2009
    thanks. i'm sterilizing all the tools i'm going to use right now. i even sterilized the bucket i'm going to soak her foot in. what does anybody use to make the cut? i was thinking a razor blade (not like shaving razor) but i'm not sure. any suggestions?

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