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Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions #824148
08/19/09 12:34 PM
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I'm on the phone with Connie and her little Roo has his penis stuck in his fur and the very tip is black. He won't hold still. He is licking it and she is holding him as best as she can. She tried KY to release it from the fur, and finally got it.
She is on her way to the vet now.
He will not leave it alone.
No swelling.
Any advice and prayers would be appreciated.


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: Dalysugar] #824151
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She's doing exactly what needs to be done! Thank you for being there to help!
Let us know how Roo is doing.

Moving this to Health & Hygiene.

Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: LSardou] #824153
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If it is necrotic, it has to be surgically removed. It is a simple procedure and most gliders heal well from it.

remind her to have him tested for UTI, bladder infection, etc.

Wishing her luck!


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: LSardou] #824154
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Oh goodnss Roo! Look what you're up to now! I hope you pull through this and you too Connie! hug2


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Thanks for getting back to us guys!!!
I'm still on the phone with Connie.
She just got to the vet.
She and Roo are in with the vet right now.
The tip is still black.
I was hoping that once she got it unstuck from the fur, it would return to normal. Has not yet.
It is still hanging out.
The vet says it is not neucrotic. But that she is going to put him under to put the penis back.
Getting fecal and urinalisis done too.


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: Dalysugar] #824173
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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: LabNGliderMom] #824175
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If the tip is black then it is already dead and will nto turn pink again. The vet will determine if it will slough off on its own, or if it needs to be surgically removed. Either way Roo will need to be in an e-collar until it is healed as it sounds like he is grooming it and that will only slow healing.


Feel better Roo! And good luck Connie! We're allpulling for both of you!!!!!

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Roo is in surgery right now...


Raine
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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: Dalysugar] #824218
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Please let Her know we have her & Roo in our thoughts & prayers!


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: gliderma] #824267
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:gluck: feel better ROO!!! i would start trying to make one of those collars for when he gets out from under the needle thumb

Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: gliderma] #824305
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We're back home. Thank you, Rainey, for staying on the phone with me! Your moral support was great and I needed the reminder to stay calm for my baby!!! mlove hug2 heart Thanks to everyone who sent prayers for Roo and me, but esp for Roo! thanks thanks thanks

He was fine at 8 this morning when I did my furry body inspections. Five hours later, we're flying to the vet.

The vet took him as soon as she got done with another animal that was under anesthesia. She put Roo under and put his penis back in. She said this was the first time she had seen one that was completely prolapsed and had a difficult time getting it back in. There was swelling but it wasn't too bad. The tip was just swollen and was still viable at this point. Hopefully, with the meds and treatment, he will be fine.

Because she had so much trouble getting his penis to go back in and stay in, she elected to put in a purse string. That didn't work. The first time we started to leave the vet, I hadn't even gotten buckled in my seat yet, when I looked and his penis had come out about 1/2"! Sigh. I took him back inside and they had to put him under again and put in a second purse string. Thankfully, he did very well. It seems to be ok, with just a 1/4" sticking out, which I have covered with KY jelly.

She gave Roo sub-q fluids, which I have to repeat 3x tomorrow, torb for pain, with instructions to give metacam at home for 3 days and Bactrim for five days. The stitches come out Friday at 2:30. I also had her do a snap fecal, which was negative. He didn't co-operate on the urinalysis but since he's going to be on antibiotics, I won't try again for a urinalysis, unless he has this problem again. Roo has always been an over-zealous flosser, so it may. There's no point in doing a urinalysis now, since he's going to be on antibiotics.

He's in my hand sleeping now. Whew! I love all my gliders very much, but Roo is my BABY!

I want to point out something very important here.....

Today's visit was $120. This didn't include metacam, which I have in my emergency kit. It didn't include the antibiotic, which I also have in my emergency kit. It didn't include sub-q supplies, also in my emergency kit. Those items would have added another $53.75 to my bill.

At NO time, did the thought/worry EVER cross my mind of, "How am I going to pay for this and/or can I find a glider experienced vet to care for him???"

I have a generous emergency vet fund that I do NOT touch except for my gliders' vet care. Period. I have THREE glider experienced vets lined up for regular and emergency care.

Roo got the immediate help he needed and deserved, because I was prepared, as a responsible pet owner needs to be. I could concentrate completely on him and his care and nothing else.

Please, if you haven't gotten around to finding a vet for regular care and emergencies; if you haven't started an emergency vet fund.....do so NOW. Your gliders' health and life, depends on you, because they can't take care of themselves.



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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: ] #824307
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Originally Posted By: oOcornflakeOo
:gluck: feel better ROO!!! i would start trying to make one of those collars for when he gets out from under the needle thumb

Already have several ecollars in my emergency kit! LOL!


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: suggiemom1980] #824310
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The time is now to have e collars and emergency supplies, including $$$ & a vet ready to use at a moments notice! Get a bag or box and stock it with the necessary supplies or get one of them already made up from TGI. You may never have to use it, but when you do need it, it's there!!!!


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: gliderma] #824313
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hug2 I'm glad to hear that Roo is safe and back home Connie! Thank goodness you were prepared on all levels (except emotionally) which I don't think any of us can be in a moment of crisis with our babies. I'm happy that Raine was on the phone with you for support!
Keep little Roo in my thoughts and prayers. hug2

Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: LSardou] #824337
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hoping for a speedy recovery for Roo!!! (((((HUGS))))


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: Cora] #824403
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Well, Roo is in the pouting stage of ecollar wearing. First, he hung upside down by his back feet for about 15 minutes, not moving, until I got worried and took him down. He immediately began fighting it, even tho I tried to distract him with every forbidden treat possible, including Fruit Loops. Those who know me well, know how rarely I give any treats at all, let alone Fruit Loops! At first, I was thrilled when he chowed down on yoggies, mealies and a Fruit Loop.......till I realized, he was only chomping down because it was something he could BITE, not cause he was hungry. I put him back in the hosp cage and now he's sitting in one position...with his back to me...plotting his revenge should I doze off for a split second tonight and happen to leave the cage open. I've doctored his bottom with Neosporin w/pain relief and Emu oil, forced meds and fluids into him and am now letting him pout and plot, under my close observation. I tried petting and talking to him. It's very plain to see, I'm absolutely, quite deliberately, being snubbed. Possibly even shunned. It's not funny to me now, but I'm sure it will be, once this is over. Please, time, go very fast so I know he'll be ok! It's breaking my heart with worry right now. And I hope he'll forgive me when this is all over. Did I mention, he's my BABY? upset cry worried upset cry worried upset cry worried upset cry worried


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: suggiemom1980] #824413
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Mr. Roo, what have you done!?!?

He will get over himself lol

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He let me hold him and snuggle under my chin for all of two minutes, then tried to bite me, so I tried again to feed him or give him a drink. Needless to say, he's back in the cage, hanging by his feet, upside down, worrying the bejeebers out of his mamma!!!


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: suggiemom1980] #824417
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shakehead Poor guy! I guess he's trying to OM (owner mutilate) since he can't SM with that e-collar on. dunno I'm sorry you guys are going to have a not fun night. I'm glad the e collar is working though! dance agree

I'm sending hug2 your way and you guys will be in my thoughts! mlove I'm so glad that it's looking like you caught this early on!

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OK. Maybe I'm checking too much. I don't know. He has poohed but as far as I know, not peed. Here are some pics I took of his bottom. The large circle is shows the cloaca while the smaller circle shows the penis and tip. I hope you can see it well enough. It's rather difficult to take a good pic of an uncooperative, pouting glider.

The first two pics are close-ups of cloaca 4 and 5. In one of the other pics, it looks like the tip of his penis is black, but if you look close, you'll see it's really his fur. He is eating and drinking. Pouting while doing it, but at least getting something in his tummy.

Roo cloaca pics


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Ok, I admit I only skimmed this because I came to the "purse string" part and got very worried. The cloaca is a does everything opening. It can not be safely stitched shut. How is he going to pass stools?

Please call Boubon.


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: suggiemom1980] #824449
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Originally Posted By: suggiemom_1980
OK. Maybe I'm checking too much. I don't know. He has poohed but as far as I know, not peed. Here are some pics I took of his bottom. The large circle is shows the cloaca while the smaller circle shows the penis and tip. I hope you can see it well enough. It's rather difficult to take a good pic of an uncooperative, pouting glider.

The first two pics are close-ups of cloaca 4 and 5. In one of the other pics, it looks like the tip of his penis is black, but if you look close, you'll see it's really his fur. He is eating and drinking. Pouting while doing it, but at least getting something in his tummy.

Roo cloaca pics



She said he did poop

Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: Dancing] #824452
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It isn't a tight purse string. He can and has passed stool of normal size. The purse string is at the very top and the very bottom, making the opening just a bit smaller, to hopefully keep the penis in. The vet wasn't sure what else to do since it kept coming back out each time she put it in. I can't tell for sure but it looks like the tip may be sticking out, just the tip, and it looks black to me. That's why I took and shared the pics. He's not trying to bother with it, but I don't know if he needs to go back to the vet tonight, if I need to give it time for the swelling to go back down or if everything is ok and I'm just worrying needlessly. He's had his pain med and antibiotic. I've got the cloaca covered in Emu oil and Neosporin w/pain relief. If I need to get him back to the vet, I'll leave right now. This is a first for me so I will definitely defer to experienced advice!

The tip didn't look black to me till he poohed. Could the pooh have discolored it? It was red before he poohed and it wasn't protruding from the opening, but right at it.

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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: suggiemom1980] #824457
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OK. I called my vet & emailed her the pics. She said as long as he didn't seem in pain, hissing or agitated, is eating and drinking, has meds inside and out, he would prob be ok till morning, so I guess I'll be at her door when she opens.


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: suggiemom1980] #824463
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I'm going to have to buy stock in Clairol because it's going to take a lot of hair dye to cover the gray hairs I'm getting from this.

I just checked his bottom again. He was not amused. The black thing I thought was the tip of his penis was actually a tiny bit of stool that just hadn't come all the way out. I did indeed see the tip and it is a normal red color and normal size. He also happily peed all over my shirt as I was looking. I'm sure he got some small measure of revenge considering I was looking at, and medicating, his bottom yet again.

He ate more and even played a few seconds with a toy in the cage, till he realized he couldn't play with it like he wanted to. Now, he's back to the upside down pouting. If he wasn't so miserable, I'd be laughing my buns off.

OK. I'll promise to stop panicking over every single strand of fur movement and let you all go to sleep. :-)


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"The greater the challenge, the sweeter the reward"

"Glide free :rbridge: Silly "Ozball" Ozzie. You left us 11/21/12..way too soon. You're forever loved, remembered, missed."
Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questions [Re: suggiemom1980] #824470
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Connie, if you feel the need, I sleep with my phone beside me. I don't mind be woken up (not that I sleep much anyway). If there is anything I can do to help, just give me a call. Even if you think it is something silly.


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Thank you, Teresa! I appreciate your offer! I'm trying to calm down so Roo won't pick up on my anxiety. I do feel much better now that I know the 'black tip' was just pooh and his penis isn't worse and actually looks a tiny bit better. I promise tho, I will definitely call if something doesn't look or feel right. For now, my gut is telling me he's going to be ok and when it comes to my babies, my gut has been pretty right on.


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Wow, poor Roo (and you!). hug2 Sending prayers he continues to heal. Make sure that e-collar stays on, because the Neosporin with pain relief is not good if he licks it. wink

That's great you caught him in time before he self mutilated, were prepared with emergency funds and supplies, and especially that you have glider-knowledgeable vets. If they're not all in our Vet Directory, please add their information for others. thumb

If he isn't neutered, you may want to consider that as a long-term option to keep him not only sweet but reduce the chance of this happening again. None of my neutered boys floss, although I had to take Hiroshi to the vet because his penis wouldn't retract one time while he was intact. I also caught it in time, but it sure was scary!

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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questio [Re: KattyM] #824492
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I'm watching him like a clock. The ecollar seems to be a good fit. He got out of it the first try so I had to tighten it up a notch. I know he can't lick the neo w/pain, so I'm making sure the collar stays put!

I added my vets last week I believe. My favorite is the one who isn't an exotic but is glider experienced and eager to learn and research more about them!

I had Roo neutered the week he finally reached 75 grams. I think that was back in March. He has always been a flosser and worried me because his penis always hung out half an inch when he slept. I was able to post several pics showing what a bifurcated penis looked like, because of this. I carried KY with me any time I took him with me and used it every time he fell asleep. He seemed to be doing better during his sleep, but apparently not good enough, so I'm going to be checking several times a day as before.

It is extremely scary! I keep thinking of how bad it can turn out, in an instant and it makes my heart race with fear. I am so thankful I had emergency supplies, vet funds and a good vet who took care of him right away. He was in surgery an hour after I discovered the problem and my vet apologized for making me wait because she had a dog under anesthesia! I love my vet! She's awesome!

Roo has decided to forgive me. He's drunk quite a bit of HPW mixed with Ensure, a bit of pedialyte and a little bit of pureed fruits & veggies, plus some water. I'm still taking him back in the morning....well, later TODAY......and talk about having at least one stitch removed. He's peeing ok but I'm concerned about the pooh not coming all the way out on it's own. I don't think that's a good thing. The second stitch may be hindering it. I check his bottom about every 20-30 minutes and keep it coated with Emu oil because there's still about 1/4" of the penis tip hanging out. He did fall asleep under my chin for half an hour, which made me feel really good that I was able to comfort him enough so he could sleep. Still five hours before my vet opens. Gonna be a long, worrisome night.


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Re: Roo has black penis tip and Connie has questio [Re: suggiemom1980] #824543
08/20/09 08:08 AM
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Poor Roo is Dr Jecky/Mr Hyde. One minute he wants to cuddle under my chin, the next minute, he wants to bite it off.

He's been able to potty just fine, the cloaca has gone down in size, he doesn't seem to be in pain, is eating and drinking good. But I'm taking him back to the vet in an hour when she opens. My gut is telling me to. It's not a sense of urgency, but definitely a need to take him. Just don't know why. I'll update when I get back.


Connie

812-890-9734, 24/7 Emergencies/Joey issues

SmallWorldSuggies

"The greater the challenge, the sweeter the reward"

"Glide free :rbridge: Silly "Ozball" Ozzie. You left us 11/21/12..way too soon. You're forever loved, remembered, missed."
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