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Sigh...Asha my strange little hoodie gal, (who really should've been a boy with the testosterone that runs through her :roll:)

For 90% of the time she is the utter subbie rat, who gets powergroomed, dragged around by the fur, etc...its rather sad to listen to her pitiful squeaks, but then she is very happy cuddling up with them later on. Ever once in awhile she Turns. Attacks everyone,and even hunts down rats. The cage goes into High Alert and everyone is nervous. Dilly has scabs on his back where she got him when he bumped into her. Well last night she pushed it a bit too far and someone bit her chin and cheek...sigh. The blood pooled under the skin and she has this massive swelling under her throat.
I didn't compress it because it wasn't bleeding and I was afraid to touch it since it might start. :( She was very uncomfortable so I gave her a titch of metacam and then she went off to eat some veggies. I am hoping that the blood will reabsorb slowly.





This morning the swelling is the same but her eyes are bright, no porphy, and her fur is flat and sleek. She finally got her turn at the pink treat in the syringe. LOL.

The blood may reabsorb (fingers crossed!) or it may abscess, hence the baytril. I may be able to treat it at home or it may need to be lanced.

Hey guess where I am again? Yep...The Land of Wait and See. :doh:
 

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Re: Asha decided I must be bored - injury (graphic pics)

man, your rats just seem to wait for when things start to settle to pounce on more trouble for you. but at least this little hellian will be ok with a bit of time (so long as she doesn't go on a rampage again and try the wrong rat...)

i hope she's feeling better soon and that things finally get to calm down for you again, and stay that way at least for a while.
 

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We used to have a show here called 'Animal Hospital'. You should start your own show, 'Rat Hospital'. I figure your furfaces could fill a two season slot within a few months! o_O

Seriously though, poor Asha. She must be uncomfortable to say the least. Maybe it'll teach her a hard lesson not to pick on the wrong rat.

Would anti-inflammatories help disperse the lump? I only ask because it was one treatment Jake was given with his haematoma on his shoulder. I imagine blood would probably pool easily in the neck as it's loose skin.

Good luck!
 

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Re: Asha decided I must be bored - injury (graphic pics)

it will eventually reabsorb

kind of like a deep bruise... the blood pools up inside like a blister but eventually goes away.. takes time

the anti-inflammatory meds, hmmm... not sure they would do much for the swelling or reduction of the blood pool since it isn't affected muscle tissue

meds for discomfort should be sufficient & maybe the face bite will be enough to teach her not go out on revenge prowling
 

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Re: Asha decided I must be bored - injury (graphic pics)

A bit better tonight, and I found her cuddled up with the sweet girl who bit her :roll:
 

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glad to here things are improving

** wonders to self' do they make rattie-muzzles?**
 

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Re: Asha decided I must be bored - injury (graphic pics)

She is even better this morning. :)

I only used the metacam the one night. I really do think it will abscess then I will have that joy ahead of me LOL
Asha's not a mean girl but doesn't like to be interfered with.
 

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Re: Asha decided I must be bored - injury (graphic pics)

Healing every day...just praying for no abscess to form...that won't be a fun update :(

She looks sooo disturbed amongst her Harlan crumbs


Yep not so happy anymore, being picked up and "interfered" with :roll:
Good pic of the underside though. :lol:


and from the side
 
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