May 7, 2012 I phoned the owner regarding the scent gland inflammation. The wife answered," Seems to be OK. The left hip area is drying up." That meant there was no more exudate and the two hamsters were separated.
"Can the hamster eat, exercise on the wheel and groom herself?" I asked.
"Yes," she said. "I restrict cycling to 10 minutes as she panted. It could be due to the medication."
The wound drying up. No squeezing by the owner. Good sign of recovery.