I have a thread already here: http://www.thesquirrelboard.com/foru...ad.php?t=25090 that chronicles a new baby that I have that came full of maggots.
Posting a new thread with new title hoping someone who hasn't read my other thread but may have information will see this one.
To bring you up to date. Got 5 week old baby in last night. Full of maggots. Cleaned him up, gave one drop of Revolution. Hydrated throughout the night. Took to vet this morning. Vet gave Convenia antibiotic injection. Gave fluids. There were maggots still in two deep hole/wounds and he flushed them with silvadene. Brought baby home,let him sleep and then started him on fluids/formula alternating between the two. He was up to taking about 2.5 cc's at each feeding (whether formula or fluid - he prefers fluids).
Ok, now my current posting: As I was attempting to stimulate Davey to potty, his rectum opened up and at first I thought he was going to have a bowel movement; but unfortunately, what I saw was so disheartening. His rectum is full of maggots. They weren't evident before. I just spent 45 minutes with Davey holding him while I watched and waited for the maggots to take turns venturing out of the rectum whereby I would snatch and smash them. But there are so many more! And Davy was getting stressed so I put him back to bed for right now while I re-group. Here are my questions:
He had one drop of Revolution yesterday. At the vet today, I found that that is what he would have recommended. My question is do I just wait to see if it finished the job and kills these other maggots or can I give another drop right now? Does anyone have any information on that?
At the vet today, there were still maggots in two of the deep hole wounds. They flushed it/ filled it with silvadene. Vet said the silvadene would kill the maggots. Can silvadene be put up the rectum, just a small amount at the entrance perhaps?
I do not have any Capstar on hand. I do have more Revolution. I looked online and see that Petco carries Capstar so perhaps I can get some tomorrow if needed.
Michele in Tampa