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    Default Bleach poisoning

    I got 3 babies yesterday around 5 weeks of age from a person that rescued them from a man that poured bleach on them. She gave them all baths. One is missing a lot of fur. They all have clicking lungs, but one is worse than the others. I started them all on Amoxicillin this morning. If bleach got in their lungs, what can I do?

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    I am not aware of anything you can do anything about potential of bleach inhalation, especially a day later. Provide lots of hydration and if they are clicking the antibiotics BUT amoxicillin is not a great treatment for Aspiration Pneumonia (AP) that causes this clicking. If it is Augmentin (Amoxicillin AND clavulanate) then it is much more effective (the clavulanate makes many more bacterium susceptible to the amoxicillin). You can also give them some infants ibuprofen for pain if needed.... do they seem to be uncomfortable / in pain? Poor babies.

    Are you confident in the amoxicillin dosing given to these babies? If not, post the strength of the amoxicillin and the baby's weight and we'll help.

    If you can get a hold of some silvadene
    (silver sulfadiazine 1%) for those chemical burns it would be awesome. Silvadene is a prescription only medication and although you can get generic silver sulfadiazine products over the counter they are not as strong as Silvadene.... but definitely better than most anything else you can use on those burns.

    Can you post pictures?

    Why did this Bass Turd pour bleach on baby squirrels?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
    I am not aware of anything you can do anything about potential of bleach inhalation, especially a day later. Provide lots of hydration and if they are clicking the antibiotics BUT amoxicillin is not a great treatment for Aspiration Pneumonia (AP) that causes this clicking. If it is Augmentin (Amoxicillin AND clavulanate) then it is much more effective (the clavulanate makes many more bacterium susceptible to the amoxicillin). You can also give them some infants ibuprofen for pain if needed.... do they seem to be uncomfortable / in pain? Poor babies.

    Are you confident in the amoxicillin dosing given to these babies? If not, post the strength of the amoxicillin and the baby's weight and we'll help.

    If you can get a hold of some silvadene
    (silver sulfadiazine 1%) for those chemical burns it would be awesome. Silvadene is a prescription only medication and although you can get generic silver sulfadiazine products over the counter they are not as strong as Silvadene.... but definitely better than most anything else you can use on those burns.

    Can you post pictures?

    Why did this Bass Turd pour bleach on baby squirrels?
    He "wanted the rodents off his property!" That was his reasoning.

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    Default Re: Bleach poisoning

    I am trying hard not to respond regarding my heart's desire for this monster.

    This place sells the silver sulfadiazine that Spanky mentioned without prescription: https://www.mountainside-medical.com...20sulfadiazine

    You might try calling to beg for super fast service - perhaps if you shared this terrible story it might get it to you faster.

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    The clicking could be from the bleach fumes which can damage soft tissue including lung tissue. I would add something for pain like infant ibuprofen. Hopefully they will improve in a day or two.

    What kind of monster pours bleach on baby animals?
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    Default Re: Bleach poisoning

    Quote Originally Posted by TubeDriver View Post
    What kind of monster pours bleach on baby animals?
    The kind that needs to be exterminated.... preferably in a sealed drum of bleach!
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