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    I put up a posting about my little man's abcess - https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...95#post1309595 . Does anyone have any antibiotics? The abcess is completely drained. I only have Bactrim, and from what I have been reading. It does't work the best on that. Does anyone know where i can get more antibiotics? The vet told me after draining the abcess to "let nature take its course" and that is not an "ok" answer. I would do anything to help my little Ragnar. Please let me know if there are any questions or if any more information is needed. I would be more than happy to pay for shipping charges or any other costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papabear90 View Post
    I put up a posting about my little man's abcess - https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...95#post1309595 . Does anyone have any antibiotics? The abcess is completely drained. I only have Bactrim, and from what I have been reading. It does't work the best on that. Does anyone know where i can get more antibiotics? The vet told me after draining the abcess to "let nature take its course" and that is not an "ok" answer. I would do anything to help my little Ragnar. Please let me know if there are any questions or if any more information is needed. I would be more than happy to pay for shipping charges or any other costs.
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    It isn't bad though. I would absolutely get him started on it. Do you need help dosing it for him?

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    Any help would be absolutely amazing!! I can weigh him when i get home from work. I estimate him at about 1.5 lb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papabear90 View Post
    Any help would be absolutely amazing!! I can weigh him when i get home from work. I estimate him at about 1.5 lb.
    What form are they? Pills? Liquid? We need that info - the size in milligrams if they are pills. You will need a 1cc syringe to dose with. If you don't have one, stop by pharmacy and lie - tell them you have to hand feed a neighbor's guinea pig baby - and ask the pharmacist if you can get a 1cc.

    If you don't have any, get a bottle of infant ibuprophen too. If he hurts it will help. We can dose that too.

    What was the issue? Is it a random abscess or is there tooth root involvement?

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    Iím not sure which antibiotic it was but I saw some for fish at Tractor Supply. I know others have used fish flox so if u can check TS and see what they have someone on here can help u dose it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CritterMom View Post
    What form are they? Pills? Liquid? We need that info - the size in milligrams if they are pills. You will need a 1cc syringe to dose with. If you don't have one, stop by pharmacy and lie - tell them you have to hand feed a neighbor's guinea pig baby - and ask the pharmacist if you can get a 1cc.

    If you don't have any, get a bottle of infant ibuprophen too. If he hurts it will help. We can dose that too.

    What was the issue? Is it a random abscess or is there tooth root involvement?

    I have bactrim tablets 800/160mg. I just picked up a 1cc syringe on my way home today. How much infant motrin should i give him. I tried to weigh him as soon as I got home but he was uncooperative being placed in a bowl to weigh him.

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    Can you get some Clavamox?

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    This has been addressed by HRT4SQRLS.

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    Just an update for anyone interested. I have been working with 3 down-right wonderful individuals frankc, HRT4SQRLS, and redwuff recently about his abcess. They have been a weath of knowledge and very helpful. We aren't quite out of the woods yet. However, he is improving!!! I have some pre/ post operation pictures. Is there part of SB where I should post them?

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    Default Re: ANY HELP WITH ANTIBIOTICS WOULD BE APPRECIATED!!!!

    You can post pics right here in the thread.

    Iím so happy to hear that there is improvement. Thatís exactly the news I wanted to hear.
    You should have the antibiotics soon. If they are not needed, itís not a problem at all.

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    Love to see pics. Post them in your thread! So glad to hear he is improving
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    Quote Originally Posted by Papabear90 View Post
    Just an update for anyone interested. I have been working with 3 down-right wonderful individuals frankc, HRT4SQRLS, and redwuff recently about his abcess. They have been a weath of knowledge and very helpful. We aren't quite out of the woods yet. However, he is improving!!! I have some pre/ post operation pictures. Is there part of SB where I should post them?
    Hi. I would just like to add that the real thanks goes to this babies Momma !!! We have been in touch everyday since she asked for help. I can tell you that she is one of the most dedicated Mommas I have had the pleasure to meet. She has gone up and beyond the call of duty, and continues!! She would make an incredible rehabber, and I think after talking with her she Will become one, she want too also

    Your my hero of the day Tara along with Redwuff and HRT4Sqrls. What an awesome team !!!!!!! Post them pictures Momma !!!!!
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    Happy to update!!!! He is doing very. Although crabby and tired of me and this syringe!!! Name:  20200219_233408.jpg
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    Once again awesome job Papabear!!! He is one tough little guy and so precious..
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    Just an update with some pictures. No flushing yesterday. Still soaked the area though. The last pic is one from 2 days ago when we got the scab off. Is the white new skin growth or maybe a wall to more puss (I hope not). Swelling is firm aounf would the rest is watery feeling .
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    Looks more like a wall to new pus...

    Get an x-acto knife: https://www.amazon.com/X-ACTO-2-Knif.../dp/B000V1QV7O

    You can find at any art supply or hardware store. The tip of that blade is insanely sharp. Take the blade out of the handle - you won't be using it - and sterilize it with some alcohol. Then hold the blade between your thumb and forefinger so just the very tip of the blade - about 1/8" - extends from your fingers. All you have to do is touch this white "thing" with the tip of the blade and it will be pierced, but your fingers will keep it from going in too far and hurting him, even if he moves. It is so sharp he likely won't feel it. You will know soon enough if it is pus.

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    That is what I used to open him up the first time. I had no idea farm and home sold sterile scalpels. Just as info they have a wide array of syringes too super cheap.

    *Sigh* thats what I was fearing. Going to soak him (get the scab off) and poke him.

    Gotta get this thing gone!!! I dont care what it takes to do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CritterMom View Post
    Looks more like a wall to new pus...

    Get an x-acto knife: https://www.amazon.com/X-ACTO-2-Knif.../dp/B000V1QV7O

    You can find at any art supply or hardware store. The tip of that blade is insanely sharp. Take the blade out of the handle - you won't be using it - and sterilize it with some alcohol. Then hold the blade between your thumb and forefinger so just the very tip of the blade - about 1/8" - extends from your fingers. All you have to do is touch this white "thing" with the tip of the blade and it will be pierced, but your fingers will keep it from going in too far and hurting him, even if he moves. It is so sharp he likely won't feel it. You will know soon enough if it is pus.

    Poked it and no pus. Got everything out that would come out. Pretty good amount. Nothing like the first time though. Still watery feeling swelling. Hopefully the clavamox and clyndamyacin will come in tomorrow

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    He swelled up again last night. Got the scab off and going to open the wound shortly. He is on the clavamox (it seems to taste much better than the bactrim). Not as crabby today, in good spirits. I have found somewhere safe to take him. We have an appointment Monday. Name:  20200225_165400.jpg
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    Just waiting now.

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