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#631392 - 09/09/08 06:08 AM Oh no, Our first Booboo?
Snoopurr Offline
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About 2 days ago i noticed something on Lotus' hand like a red spot. she has been licking it a lot and this morning i finally tried looking at it. It was difficult to hold her still long enough for me to see it, and there is no way i can get a picture of it. It looks like a small scab on the palm of her hand on the right side. Its not bloody, just pink and a little yellow on the scab. My vet doesn't open until 8am and i will try asking to speak with him, but i leave for work in 18 mins and won't be home until 5pm. what should i do?

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#631394 - 09/09/08 06:13 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
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Is there anyone else that can take her? Could you go in a little late? I would get her in as soon as you can, so she can be put on antibiotics. The thing with any type of wound, they can go from licking to doing real damage quickly, so it is always good to get an ecollar on, esp. if you cannot be there to watch her. Any chance you could drop her off and pick her up later? I know she will be stressed, but that way, they can clean it and get a collar on her. Good luck with her. Praying she heals up quickly.
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#631395 - 09/09/08 06:14 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
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For now, put some Neosporin (without the pain meds/analgesic) on the sore spot. Hold the glider for a few minutes so she can't lick it while it absorbs in, then put her back in her cage. Definitely call the vet and make an appointment to have her checked out, just to be safe hug2
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#631397 - 09/09/08 06:16 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: pappy1264]
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[censored], can't go in late b/c i'm the manager and have to be there all day, can't leave. maybe my "wonderful" boyfriend could help me out. i dont have an ecollar... and if they are just going to sleep, she shouldn't be messing with it, right? they never wake up during the day, once they are asleep.

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#631399 - 09/09/08 06:18 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
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Hopefully your boyfriend will be able to take her in. If not, is there any way you can take her to work with you? That way you could keep an ear open for her waking up. If not, then at least call the vet to find out if they have late hours at all - I know my vet does a couple of times a week wink
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#631400 - 09/09/08 06:18 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
Snoopurr Offline
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no neosporin, nothing, i feel so unprepared
all i got is corozone cream

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#631401 - 09/09/08 06:19 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
sugarglidersuz Offline
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I'm not sure if you can use cortisone cream on a glider or not dunno
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#631402 - 09/09/08 06:22 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
Snoopurr Offline
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ok...my b/f is being a [censored] [censored]. I know that's gonna be censored out im sorry. he's like, its just an animal....

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#631403 - 09/09/08 06:23 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
Snoopurr Offline
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I asked him to go buy neosporin. its just the regular kind? my doc is there unti 8 during the week

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#631404 - 09/09/08 06:24 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
Snoopurr Offline
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and she's sleeping already. i have to leave now... i work in a bank ..can't take her with me.

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#631406 - 09/09/08 06:26 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
sugarglidersuz Offline
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Yes, just the regular Neosporin (not the Neosporin Plus). Hopefully she'll be fine and you'll be able to get her in after work hug2
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#631408 - 09/09/08 06:27 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: sugarglidersuz]
Snoopurr Offline
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thanks for all your help and advise!! thanks

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#631411 - 09/09/08 06:34 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
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Sending prayers. Let us know later how she is doing.
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#631764 - 09/09/08 04:27 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
lindayaks
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Hope you can get her in to a vet when you get home. If she's got a playmate in the cage with her it may have been caused by rough play. After you see the vet you should check the cage and her toys for any sharp edges or burrs, or something she could have gotten pinched in.

BTW, they do wake during the day, to shift positions, pee or poo, get a drink, groom themselves, get a snack, etc., They just tend to be quick about it since they prefer the darkness of their pouch.

Please let us know how she does.

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#631766 - 09/09/08 04:30 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: pappy1264]
Snoopurr Offline
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ok so somehow i made it through the day. my vet wasn't in at all today and there was no way to get in touch with him. i tried my mom's vet, but that one is only in on wednesdays. so i made an appointment with my reg vet for tomorrow after work. my b/f was actually nice enough to go out and buy the neosporin. put it on her hand and tried to stop her from licking her hand. he said they were both crabbing at him, lotus bit him hard many times b/c she didn't want to stay still. but he said afterwards he put her back in the cage and she fell asleep. he said it didn't really look that bad and it isnt necessary to bring her to the doc tomorrow...
when i got home from work, she was kind of sleeping, but when i took out the elfin house, she woke up. i put more neosporin on her hand, notice a little iritation on the other hand, very small, and put a dab on there too. she stayed still and let her mom help her. she didn't try to lick her hands at all. i fed her a yogie as a treat. now she's back in the house and falling back asleep. Her right hand is not as red and irritated as it looked this morning, but then again it was really hard to get a good look at it. I think what happened was this is from the sandy trimmer track of the wodent wheel. she was running on it the other night for like most of the night. and i guess i had the track in there for entirely tooo long. i replaced the track this morning before i went to work with a regular track. but her running on it must have irritate her hands to the point that one of them got a little scabby red part. hopefully the neosporin will help her hands heal. i dont think i'll be using the trimmer track anymore. i usually clip their nails when i see them starting to get caught on things anyways.

how often should i put the neosporin on? my b/f got the store brand, equivalent called Antibotic Ointment Original. its got the same exact ingredients but its cheaper. (i gave him $20 to buy it, i wouldnt have minded paying for the name brand..) am i doing everything else right? should i still take her to the vet tomorrow??

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#631767 - 09/09/08 04:32 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
Snoopurr Offline
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so far, as far as i've seen, lotus has never woken during the day. lily doesn't either, however she'll sometimes stay up "late" until 1pm.

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#631809 - 09/09/08 05:56 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
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Just make sure that the neosporin is the kind WITHOUT the pain reliever. You can put it on her 2-3 times a day, preferably while she is sleeping.
I'm glad to hear that your removing the trim track. It should only be left in for 45 minutes two to three times a week. Some gliders feet are much more sensitive than others.
If her little feet still appear to be red and swollen, I strongly suggest that you do have her looked at. Sometimes just the smallest sore can turn into something.

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#631842 - 09/09/08 06:42 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: LSardou]
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I'll take another look at her hands tonight during tent time. if they still look red, i'll keep the appointment with the doc for tomorrow night. I don't think im going to be using the trimmer track ever again.. its not worth it to me. but seriously, do you really think that's what actually caused these sores??? there's nothing sharp in the cage, nothing they could have gotten in to, and they don't play rough like that (i'm so protective of them, you'd think they lived in a [censored] padded room...)

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#631881 - 09/09/08 07:42 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
LSardou Offline
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Is there any way you can post a picture of her feet?

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#631888 - 09/09/08 07:49 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: LSardou]
Snoopurr Offline
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i dont want to disturb her again now. I take them into the tent at 10pm. i will bring my camera in there and see if i can get her to hold still long enough for a picture. its probably easier to take it while she is sleep during the day, or maybe tonight when i put her back in the cage and she's crawling on the bars. even better... maybe my "wonderful" boyfriend could help snap the shot while i hold her arm. i'll do my best

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#631937 - 09/09/08 08:31 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
Snoopurr Offline
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oh, it wasn't really swollen, just red and irritated looking. if you saw a picture, do you think you can tell if its from the trimmer track?

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#631948 - 09/09/08 08:46 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
lindayaks
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Just my 2 cents worth. The trimmer track being left in too long can make their little feet sore, but it's a safe alternative to clipping and less stressful if used for the recommended time. I wouldn't give it up altogether, just learn from the experience.

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#631957 - 09/09/08 08:53 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: ]
bdeese
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Id say from the sound of it it is very possible that the irritation is from the trim trax.
I dont know for sure if anyone would be able to tell for definate what caused it ornot by pictures but its worth a shot smile hopefully someone has seen it before.
sending get well wishes for your girl!!!

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#631964 - 09/09/08 09:00 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
LSardou Offline
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If the picture is clear, possibly. I'm concerned that it could be a bite.

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#631969 - 09/09/08 09:03 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: ]
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Aww poor girl. If she was running like crazy that probably is what it is. That is why I like the trim track for the stelth, they only hit the nails, not their little foot pads. Good luck! hug2
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#632179 - 09/09/08 11:58 PM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: SugareeErin]
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well it was utterly impossible to get a good picture of her hand. no matter how i tried, and i feel like i completely stress her out bad. so no picture. but its not red or swollen around the area. i'll still bring her to the vet b/c otherwise i'll never sleep at night. I gave her a nighttime mealie, which she never gots, so hopefully she will forgive me from torchure.

just put her in the cage, and got a perfect shot. of course the flash made it look much worse...

ill post in a sec

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#632192 - 09/10/08 12:09 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
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The flash seriously is making it look 1000 times worse. the scab is completely smooth, nothing is oozing or bleeding. the coloring of the scab is even altered from the flash. i dont even want to post the pictures b/c they make it look soooo bad...

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/snoopurr/hand1.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/snoopurr/hand2.jpg
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f375/snoopurr/hand3.jpg

(funny part is i got some nice shots of her "boobs")
But i guess i am still going to keep my vet appointment for tomorrow at 545pm unless you guys don't think its worth it. i have the neosporin which i'll put on in the morning at worm "breakfast" and then when i get home from work. what else should i be doing at this point?


Edited by sugarglidersuz (09/10/08 04:59 AM)
Edit Reason: to remove [img] tags due to picture size

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#632275 - 09/10/08 04:51 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
sugarglidersuz Offline
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Thanks for posting the pictures, they help a lot. I would still keep her vet appointment and continue with the Neosporin in the meantime. There's no way to know for sure if it was caused by the Trimmer Track, but it may very well have been since she ran in it so much.
In regards to the track, I would still use it, just for shorter periods of time, as Lindayak suggested... Did you just have it in for one night or was it in there longer? Just trying to get an idea of what may have happened...
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#632296 - 09/10/08 06:02 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: sugarglidersuz]
Snoopurr Offline
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yea, i was a bad girl with the trim track, it was in there for much much longer then recommended. i didn't realize it would lead to this. lesson learned... my poor lotus learned it too frown

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#632318 - 09/10/08 07:06 AM Re: Oh no, Our first Booboo? [Re: Snoopurr]
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The important thing is that you DID learn a lesson from it & it reminds the rest of us, too... Don't be too hard on yourself though hug2
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