Wednesday, September 21, 2011

623. Follow up on dwarf hamster with rotten-smelly right ear

PARTIAL REPORT
WILL SUMMARISE LATER


E-MAIL FROM OWNER DATED SEP 4, 2011 REGARDING RED AREA IN HAMSTER EAR ABOVE AND BEHIND THE RIGHT EYE

Thanks for the follow-up, Dr Sing.

On Sep 5, 2011, at 15:28, Kong Yuen Sing <99pups@gmail.com> wrote:

> Thanks for 2 pictures. There may be some growing internal abscess/cyst in the reddish area to the upper right quadrant of the ear canal opening. That is why the hamster is scratching it as in the previous time.
>
> See if the medication can work.





BACK TO THE BEGINNING, THE FIRST CONSULTATION PICTURE - Stinky smelly right ear complaint. A simple case of necrotic otitis externa? No.


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

2ND CONSULTATION AND SURGERY - EAR CANAL ABLATION FOLLOW UP. RIGHT EAR WAS STILL ITCHY. IRRIGATE WOUND - MORE YELLOW PUS AND GRANULES FLUSHED OUT

3RD CONSULTATION AND SURGERY - BIG CYST AND TWO BIG ABSCESSES



Case recorded at:
http://www.sinpets.com/F6/20110906dwarf-hamster-cyst-abscesses-ear-canal-ablation-singapore_ToaPayohVets.htm

4TH CONSULTATION AND SURGERY - RIGHT UPPER QUADRANT SWOLLEN WITH PUS - TRACKED DOWNWARDS TO BEHIND THE MOUTH
LATEST STATUS AS AT SEP 22, 2011




http://www.sinpets.com/F6/20110906dwarf-hamster-cyst-abscesses-ear-canal-ablation-singapore_ToaPayohVets.htm



As at Sep 22, 2011, the hamster is recovering. Had passed loose stools. Stopped the vegetables. I have advised small amounts of mashed pelleted food and water, hand-feeding 10X/day as the hamster ate little and drank less. Continue the melon seeds. Very nervous when the owner handled her as well as when I did it prior to surgery. This was to be expected as she is in pain. Surprisingly, no major facial nerves appear to have been damaged by the large vertical incision to flush out the yellow purulent granules.
It is a long story. I hope readers can follow the four serials

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