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    Ben is 6.7 years old. His testicles have grown as he's gotten older, which is normal, but one is growing much larger than the other. Just noticed the major difference today. He has been on Amoxicillin for a sinus infection for ten days. Any idea what might be going on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunpackingrandma View Post
    Ben is 6.7 years old. His testicles have grown as he's gotten older, which is normal, but one is growing much larger than the other. Just noticed the major difference today. He has been on Amoxicillin for a sinus infection for ten days. Any idea what might be going on?
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    I’m not sure what could be causing that. I know you don’t have access to a vet. Maybe some other rehabbers will have an idea of the best way to treat this or what it might be.

    Does the swollen testicle feel “hot” to the touch? Does he complain when you touch it? Can you examine the enlarged side well enough to determine if there could be any type of insect bite?

    On a different note….I remember when you first found Ben. Luckiest squirrel in the world to have picked you to find him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel1959 View Post
    I’m not sure what could be causing that. I know you don’t have access to a vet. Maybe some other rehabbers will have an idea of the best way to treat this or what it might be.

    Does the swollen testicle feel “hot” to the touch? Does he complain when you touch it? Can you examine the enlarged side well enough to determine if there could be any type of insect bite?

    On a different note….I remember when you first found Ben. Luckiest squirrel in the world to have picked you to find him.

    Thank you! We have been very privileged to have Ben. He is our only non release and definitely spoiled.
    Do you have Dr. Emerson's email address? I would like to see if I can setup a virtual conference. I have several pictures and video to share with her. So sad we can't travel to Florida. I'm from there and three of my children still live there but my husband is battling major medical issues and unable to travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunpackingrandma View Post
    Thank you! We have been very privileged to have Ben. He is our only non release and definitely spoiled.
    Do you have Dr. Emerson's email address? I would like to see if I can setup a virtual conference. I have several pictures and video to share with her. So sad we can't travel to Florida. I'm from there and three of my children still live there but my husband is battling major medical issues and unable to travel.
    Sorry for the late response! Here is the contact information for Dr. Emerson's Veterinary facility called Ravenwood. Please call them and send an email also. Hopefully you will be able to speak with Dr. Emerson today! I wish the very best for little Ben!
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    Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic ( https://ravenwoodvet.net )
    4540 S Clyde Morris Blvd, Port Orange, Florida 32129 | (386) 788-1550 |

    (From their website) "If you’d like to schedule a visit or ask us any questions you may have, please feel free to give us a call at (386) 788–1550 or send an email to frontdesk@ravenwoodvet.net "

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    Thank you for the information, just waiting to hear back from Dr. Emerson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunpackingrandma View Post
    Thank you for the information, just waiting to hear back from Dr. Emerson.
    Great! Please let us know her opinions and recommendations!

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    Are his testicles enlarged all the time or is it seasonal as would be normal?

    I wonder if this is a hydrocele or spermatocele in the larger testis? I *believe* that if this is the case the testes upon examination would not be uniform... the "-cele" would be segmented from the testis; I hope that makes sense. Decades ago it was described to me to be like a Looney Tunes cartoon of a tire blow-out where a section of the tire rubber tire and a huge area balloons up as large as the tire itself. I could relate to this explanation, but I am not sure everyone will ?!?!?


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    His left testicle is still very swollen and has been for ten days. The right side is normal. He has been on Clavamox for three days with no change.

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    Poor little guy
    Does he seem in pain?
    I don't have any good advice, but I'll give your post a bump.
    Feel better little guy

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunpackingrandma View Post
    His left testicle is still very swollen and has been for ten days. The right side is normal. He has been on Clavamox for three days with no change.
    Any word from Dr. E?

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    Ben passed away early this morning...

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    R.I.P sweet Ben.
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    Oh no, I'm so sorry
    Rest peacefully precious Ben

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    I am so sorry for your loss of Ben! RIP Little One!
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    Just read this. My sympathies for the passing of your dear Ben.

    He enjoyed such a good life with you and you with him, as companions for part of the journey. DF

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    I am so sorry to read this sad news. You must have so many questions. But Ben knows you were trying to help him. RIP, precious Ben!
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    I’m just now seeing this. I am heartbroken that Ben has passed. I know how much you loved him and the great care you gave him. I wish we had the answers for what goes wrong with these little guys. . I know how hard it is to move on when you’ve turned your life upside down for one of these little fellows. Give it some time.

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    I just wanted to say I am so sorry to see this. I wish a DVM could have been there for you to do tests ; but even so, by the looks of those pics I have to wonder if it was something other than bacterial.

    In these situations, all we can do is treat the things we can treat; and hope the condition will respond . And that’s what you did; the best you could .

    So, so sorry for your loss

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