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    Dosing for SMZ-TMP sent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Wow, this is really bad. I see you’ve been working with this a while. The Clindamycin is a definite YES! The Enrofloxacin is a definite NO. The problem with the Clindamycin is that it is too narrow for this infection. At this point, the infection is probably polymicrobic. That means it’s caused by more than one organism so you need broad spectrum coverage. The Clindamycin would only cover Gram positive organism and anaerobic bacteria. To get complete coverage you need to stack another antibiotic. Based on the antibiotics that you have, I would stack SMZ-TMP (Septra) with the Clindamycin. The SMZ-TMP has broader coverage and is even the drug of choice for MRSA in wound infections.

    I will send dosing in a Private Message for a 580g squirrel. The Clindamycin really hasn’t had time to work with just two doses but this is so urgent you need to start hitting it with everything you have.

    Just curious, you mentioned she shut down after Clavamox. I wondered what that meant.

    One last question, is the liquid Clindamycin expired? We use expired tablets but liquids do lose their potency after expiration. This is too serious to gamble on an expired med.
    The only expired drug I am using right now is the gabapentin. Everything else has a good date. When I tried the clavamox the first time she was very lethargic and when I tired to force feed her she would regurgitate it all back up. I was to the point of almost putting her to sleep. But as soon as a day or two went by without the clavamox and finally getting her to drink some pedilyte. She bounced back.

    Thank you! Thank you! I appreciate everything.

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    You can’t have better guidance than by HRT4SQRLS. She’s amazing and a guru for meds!
    I am so glad she is on board this thread. Please keep us updated on your baby’s progress.

    Do exactly as she’s said with dosing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    You can’t have better guidance than by HRT4SQRLS.
    She’s amazing and a guru for meds!
    I am so glad she is on board this thread. Please keep us updated on your baby’s progress.
    Do exactly as she’s said with dosing.
    Couldn't agree more!
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    Thank you all so very much!! I will definitely keep you guys posted.

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    How’s your baby this morning?

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    She was running around her cage this morning. The swelling has gone down and she isnt screaming in pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squirrelmama17 View Post
    She was running around her cage this morning. The swelling has gone down and she isnt screaming in pain.
    Thank you Jesus!
    She's not out of the woods but it's a start, keep on doing what your doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stepnstone View Post
    Thank you Jesus!
    She's not out of the woods but it's a start, keep on doing what your doing.


    Amen!

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    Wonderful News!

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    I dont plan on stopping until she is better. I will fight her this time. Haha. Name:  20201021_215342.jpg
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    That looks so much better already.

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    . It looks so much better! How is she acting? Is she still mobile, and eating and drinking well?

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    Oh yeah, looking good!
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    Well, there you go! Daily improvement.

    I think the daily pics are a great idea. It will provide documentation of incremental improvements.

    I am thrilled by the progress in just a short time.

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    Oh, she is doing amazing. Running around, eating, drinking, and playing with her toys. It is crazy how quick she has turned around. She was even hanging from that leg yesterday morning.

    You guys are awesome!!! Thank you!! I will definitely keep doing the updates.

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    The quick turn around in her wound shows what the proper antibiotics can do. If a wound isn’t healing, or an infection getting better, while on an antibiotic then it should be a red flag that the antibiotic isn’t correct or may need to be combined with another antibiotic to work well.

    Thank you for taking such good care of Sherby. And thank you to everyone that helped get Sherby on the right track for healing.

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    I think I would start backing down on the gabapentin and also the Metacam.
    By addressing the infection, the pain and inflammation should start to diminish as it improves.

    I would go an entire 2 weeks on the antibiotics and reevaluate at that time. We want to make absolutely sure that the infection is gone.

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    Ok sounds great. These are today's pictures.
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