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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    This will probably be my last post in this thread unless something dramatic happens in the next little while. I talked it over with the vet and she just does not think this is going to heal. I asked about the steroids and she said that she had never heard of them being used for rabbits and that...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    I'm really glad you keep responding to this because I was honestly at the point where I was just ready for the bad news when I go back to the vet. I really haven't seen anything infection-y since I started cleaning it, it's just that tissue that constantly keeps coming back. Even now...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    I'm so mad. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but the last two bandage changes I've done have slipped and ripped some tissue off and now it looks worse again. I just feel like nothing I'm doing even matters anymore. I'm sure that the vet is going to see it and tell me that there's nothing else...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    The vet did change the antibiotic this time around. It says sulfatrim suspension 1ml every 12 hours on the label. As far as I know, they didn't send out a culture. I didn't pay for one and they never suggested it. I really miss my regular cat/dog vet! They can do cultures right there so they...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    They're not taking the white tissue off all that often, actually. They just removed a bunch of excess tissue this week, should I be trying to remove more of it when I clean it myself? I don't feel like he's suffering at all. The vet kind of made it sound like we were at the end point last time...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    Okay, I'm just going to post a couple of pictures of his wound today. I guess at this point where I'm looking at possibly putting him to sleep, I'm just searching for some kind of good news. There does seem to be a little bit of wonky tissue growth on it, which I'm not super happy with (on the...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    Sometimes family can be extremely annoying. My mother can't help herself but mention every single time I see her about how I should've just put him to sleep. That he's not going to get any better and that I've just wasted all of my time. I've asked her several times to stop, but apparently...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    So the vet cleaned his leg up again. I'm not sure what to think anymore. I'm so tired of this whole thing and I really want it to be over and healed. Basically she said that she had hoped that there would have been more progress by now. That there was some dying tissue around the wound, and...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    I haven't weighed Quinn since the last vet visit, but he definitely feels like he's put on a little bit of weight these last few days. He just feels heavier. I hope that translates to getting him back closer to his original weight! The bandage change went about as it usually does. I really...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    I'm still not super great at wrapping his leg, thankfully everything seems to stay in place when I go to change it so I guess it isn't a huge problem. This time's bandage probably looks like the worst one I've done this far. Poor little guy! The wound itself is still about the same, though I...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    We saw the vet and we agreed to just do the change every other day for now. The person helping me is already starting to get a little fed up with assisting on the bandage changes every other day as it is, and I'm seeing improvement with the two days so I'm just not going to press the issue for...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    Yet another bandage change! I'm not sure if this is good or bad, but a large chunk of tissue fell off today. It's very unnerving. It wasn't bloody and the actual wound still looks pretty good and doesn't have that infection stink, so I'm hoping it was just an unusually large piece of dead...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    I did another change. I think I will do at the very least one bandage change every other day from now on. It just looks so much better (in my opinion, anyway) than what it looks like after three days. The wound is a lot more pink, it's not nearly as bleedy and the infection smell from last time...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    The box says M-Eloxyn, 1.5mg/ml. The bottle also says it's meloxicam? He gets 0.5ml twice a day right now. His actual wound is pretty open, I'm not really sure how to describe how it looks (I could post a picture? but it's pretty gross). It's not like a pocket that I have to clean out with...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    JBun, thank you for the links! The first one especially had some information that sounded like what happened with our bandage change, it'll definitely need to be changed more often. I'll definitely ask the vet next time about daily bandage changes. She seemed to think that doing them too often...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    So I did get to see the vet that did the surgery today, despite being told she wasn't working today. Whatever, it worked in my favour in the end anyway. She didn't want to remove the bandage today since she looked at the pictures and saw that it looked alright the last time we did a bandage...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    Honestly, this whole thing is one of the reasons I'm never super comfortable with exotic vets and don't really have a great working relationship with one. I've been lucky enough throughout my life to have really good, understanding dog/cat/large animal vets but it seems like as soon as I walk in...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    I decided to do a bandage change a day early just for my own peace of mind. I didn't like the job I did last time and I didn't want to leave it an extra day just in case the inner pad had shifted again. It was also a bit on the low side, so there was a tiny piece of tape stuck to his shaved skin...
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    The oral medication is Enrofloxacin 40mg/ml.
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    Leg Abscess - the healing process

    He's on a once a week penicillin injection as well as a twice a day oral antibiotic. I'm honestly not sure what the oral one is, it's kind of greasy? So it melts the label off. I'll dig through my receipts later and figure out what it's called.
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