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Dental Any experience of abscess under jaw?

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So glad Chunk’s abscess removal went well.
My experience of flushing an abscess was on Jemimah’s rear end.
I used my butchers block with an old towel- made sure the Hibiscrub was ready, syringe at hand and cotton buds too.
Not forgetting the essential bribe of veggies.
Then fetch piggy and clamp with one hand while syringing with the other.
Be prepared to get wet.
I would imagine that trying to syringe under the chin is much, much harder and I think you’re right in needing a second pair of hands.
Hope it goes well.
It is worth all the work in the end
 

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How is Chunk doing? Hope he's doing well and you are coping with the abscess flushing.xx
He’s doing well thank you! He’s got attitude back and is eating well, he weighed 1.01kg this morning which I’m super happy about! I’m not sure if we are doing the cleaning right but we are keeping on with it, we are having a check up with Simon on Wednesday so he can tell us how we are getting on. Fingers crossed he will be abscess/illness free soon!

This is what his wound looks like at the minute
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He’s doing well thank you! He’s got attitude back and is eating well, he weighed 1.01kg this morning which I’m super happy about! I’m not sure if we are doing the cleaning right but we are keeping on with it, we are having a check up with Simon on Wednesday so he can tell us how we are getting on. Fingers crossed he will be abscess/illness free soon!

This is what his wound looks like at the minute
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Looking good!
 

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We gave Chunk his usual clean tonight and we couldn’t see any fresh pus I don’t think. However the neck of the wound is really starting to scab up now and if we try and remove them, it’s making him very sore. The dissolvable stitches are still in so hopefully they will keep everything in place for now. Should we leave the scabs alone?
 

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We gave Chunk his usual clean tonight and we couldn’t see any fresh pus I don’t think. However the neck of the wound is really starting to scab up now and if we try and remove them, it’s making him very sore. The dissolvable stitches are still in so hopefully they will keep everything in place for now. Should we leave the scabs alone?
As you are seeing Simon tomorrow, I would just give it a good clean, but leave him to remove any scabs, if necessary xx
 

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Little update, we had our check with Simon yesterday. He is pleased with Chunks progress and gave the wound a good clean and squeezed some old nasty gunk out but thankfully no fresh stuff. He just said to carry on with the flushing and it should contribute to heal.

Also met the lovely @furryfriends (TEAS) and her little ones (I could have taken Coco home!)

Here is a photo from when we got home, it looks a bit of a mess with the weepy blood but the wound is actually quite clean.

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Little update, we had our check with Simon yesterday. He is pleased with Chunks progress and gave the wound a good clean and squeezed some old nasty gunk out but thankfully no fresh stuff. He just said to carry on with the flushing and it should contribute to heal.

Also met the lovely @furryfriends (TEAS) and her little ones (I could have taken Coco home!)

Here is a photo from when we got home, it looks a bit of a mess with the weepy blood but the wound is actually quite clean.

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It was lovely to meet you and Chunk. The wound looks great and so does Chunk. So pleased for you both xx
 

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Given him his clean this evening and the wound seems very closed up behind? It seems quite swollen and sore too, James tried to get a cotton bud in and clean a bit of gunk and open up the wound but couldn’t get very far at all. So we have given it a good blast about 6 times with hibiscrub in the 10ml syringe with the needle. Don’t know how else to get it open again really! C3AE921E-2FC4-4740-8423-A2316D8D2D7F.jpeg 569B2E2D-9FC3-461E-8835-29A68E686232.jpeg
 

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I will give it a good go in the morning, he is settled back in his cage now. There was only a small amount of pus in the neck of the wound but not sure if it could just be weepy fluid from scabs trying to form? The cavity from the abscess seems loose and empty (feels like loose skin mostly, slightly swollen around the wound), doesn’t feel like there’s any pus in there 🤞🏻
 

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I will give it a good go in the morning, he is settled back in his cage now. There was only a small amount of pus in the neck of the wound but not sure if it could just be weepy fluid from scabs trying to form? The cavity from the abscess seems loose and empty (feels like loose skin mostly, slightly swollen around the wound), doesn’t feel like there’s any pus in there 🤞🏻
It looks normal, for this stage of the recovery, so try not to worry xx
 
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