Hi I have a senior chap called Kegan with a large abscess on his side (and a smaller one under his arm). Our vet (who deals with exotics) says its not possible to drain it as there is nothing to drain. Instead we tried anti inflams which didnt work. He is chirpy as ever and lives with his pal, he does not seem in pain and eats and drinks merrily. However the abscess is growing and keeps scabbing over and then is an open wound. The vet said he didnt think it would get infected as its on it is on his side. I am cleaning him out 2 x day and he lives inside. The abscess is now really big. I am happy to pay for an operation but as he is so senior I am concerned he wont survive the op. Even if he did the area which has to heal is very large and therefore challenging to not get infected. I don't want him to suffer though due to indecision. He has always been a great little character, we are very fond of him. Any views on what to do for the best?