Sunday, August 7, 2011

533. Break a leg? Break a ear?

"Break a leg" is used to mean "Good Luck" to a theatre performer. You don't say "good luck" to a theatre performer. Well, in two sibling hamsters I operated upon, I was surprised that I had to "break a leg" and "break a ear" literally!

See pictures below.





"Break a leg" is used to mean "Good Luck" to a theatre performer. You don't say "good luck" to a theatre performer. Well, in the two sibling hamsters I operated upon recently, I was reminded of the theatrical term "break a leg". Well, I really had to break a leg to save her life. Her sibling with foul smelly ear? I had to "break a ear" literally to save her life! Their lady owner now has no more worry lines since the two squeaky hamsters have behaved normally now and one does not have body odour anymore

See pictures of my follow-up of two sibling hamsters operated 14 days ago and reported in My 3 dwarf hamsters post-operation as follows:

BREAK A LEG

14 days ago, an explosive bony growth on her left hind leg



Leg amputation surgery



BREAK A EAR

14 days ago, bad body odour
Ear canal ablation surgery



4415- 4423. Two older sibling hamsters are normal and active 14 days after surgery. A much earlier veterinary treatment would have saved a lot of worries and reduced risks. But Singaporeans live in a hectic world and it is difficult to advise "early detection saves lives"! It so happens that there are two happy endings for the siblings. It is not a given that hamsters will survive the anaesthesias and handling surgical stresses.

More pictures are at:
http://www.sinpets.com/hamsters/20110808dwarf-hamster-break-a-leg-a-ear-Singapore-ToaPayohVets.htm

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