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Eddie doesn't quite seem himself

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Really hope Eddie’s ok and his vets goes well today!
Hopefully it’s not (🤞🤞🤞) but Pedro had the same when his abscess originally burst, the stench coming from his ear was horrendous 🙈 I really hope it’s just an ear infection (well really I hope there’s nothing of course!) but had to mention it, just in case it’s his problematic tooth causing issues or another abscess that could’ve burst like with my lad.
Oh gosh I hope it's not that! 😬 Is it easily treated?
 

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Unfortunately it is most likely what @alpacasqueak said :( The vet doesn't think there's an ear infection and he found an abscess in Eddie mouth. I have Baytril to give orally.

When Eddie had his op, Nathalie said the abscess might come back and it seems that it has. Hopefully when she sees Eddie tomorrow afternoon she will be able to give us more information on it as she knows Eddie's history (it was my local, general vet who saw Eddie today)
 

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Oh no, I’m so sorry, was really hoping it wouldn’t be that :(
With Pedro it was right at the beginning of when he was ill, it’s that bursting that meant he needed his eye out so a bit different to Eddie.
I hope Nathalie can help him tomorrow.
 

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It’s only with you saying the funny smell was coming from his ear, obviously if the abscess hasn’t burst then it’s all contained and there isn’t a smell. I remember that smell very well 🤢
Sorry not trying to upset you! Hopefully you’ll get more info tomorrow and will know more about what’s going on.
How is he anyway? Still eating ok and stuff I hope x
 

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Unfortunately it is most likely what @alpacasqueak said :( The vet doesn't think there's an ear infection and he found an abscess in Eddie mouth. I have Baytril to give orally.

When Eddie had his op, Nathalie said the abscess might come back and it seems that it has. Hopefully when she sees Eddie tomorrow afternoon she will be able to give us more information on it as she knows Eddie's history (it was my local, general vet who saw Eddie today)
I’d have to say Bayril is unlikely to shift that abscess. Zithromax is the drug of choice for dental abscesses. Debbie @furryfriends (TEAS) is the abscess queen and may be able to advise on dosage of what Simon or Kim at the Cat and Rabbit Clinic would give him.
 

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It’s only with you saying the funny smell was coming from his ear, obviously if the abscess hasn’t burst then it’s all contained and there isn’t a smell. I remember that smell very well 🤢
Sorry not trying to upset you! Hopefully you’ll get more info tomorrow and will know more about what’s going on.
How is he anyway? Still eating ok and stuff I hope x
That's true I didn't think about that...
Yes he's still eating and pooing ok, though I'm offering emeraid morning and night to make sure as his weight was going slowly in the wrong direction. Eddie and Elvis just had their tea and everything was scoffed down as normal. When he's sleeping he looks a bit hunched but as soon as he's up and moving about again he seems much brighter and happier.

Let us know how Eddie is and what the vet says. It's a worrying time for you.
I'll keep you updated :)

I’d have to say Bayril is unlikely to shift that abscess. Zithromax is the drug of choice for dental abscesses. Debbie @furryfriends (TEAS) is the abscess queen and may be able to advise on dosage of what Simon or Kim at the Cat and Rabbit Clinic would give him.
It was only a general vet Eddie went to today while I wait for his appointment with Nathalie the specialist tomorrow so hopefully she'll prescribe stronger antibiotics. I'll ask her about it. From what my dad said I got the impression the vet who saw Eddie today wasn't as cavy savvy as the other vets are as he suggested bathing where he'd drained the abscess even though it's inside his mouth...
 

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That's true I didn't think about that...
Yes he's still eating and pooing ok, though I'm offering emeraid morning and night to make sure as his weight was going slowly in the wrong direction. Eddie and Elvis just had their tea and everything was scoffed down as normal. When he's sleeping he looks a bit hunched but as soon as he's up and moving about again he seems much brighter and happier.


I'll keep you updated :)


It was only a general vet Eddie went to today while I wait for his appointment with Nathalie the specialist tomorrow so hopefully she'll prescribe stronger antibiotics. I'll ask her about it. From what my dad said I got the impression the vet who saw Eddie today wasn't as cavy savvy as the other vets are as he suggested bathing where he'd drained the abscess even though it's inside his mouth...
I’m so sorry this has become so serious for Eddie, I hope Nathalie can get on top of this infection quickly.
 
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Update (it's a long one 😂):

So it's not an ear infection causing the gunk it's what Nathalie called a neighbor disease probably because she couldn't remove the tooth she was hoping to remove during his surgery. So it is an infection but not actually from his ear and not an abscess like the other vet said yesterday (it seems unclear exactly what they thought was the problem as I didn't actually go and the vet who saw Eddie seemed less piggy savvy).

Nathalie took a sample of the gunk to send off to be tested so hopefully we'll know what kind of bacteria is in it and therefore what antibiotics will work best on it. However as he's already on antibiotics that may affect the result and it's possible nothing useful will show up.

She also checked his teeth and there's nothing that needs sorting out there yet so that's good for now.

And said also that if I need to email her individual email (rather than reception having to forward things to her) about a concern or a question even when she's not working or on call she will reply which is super nice and means I won't have to stress about immediately booking appointments 😊

Eddie is looking happy in himself and hasn't gone downhill like I was scared he would again. As well as keeping his teeth filed this will be another thing we have to manage because it can't be solved. The only way to get to the tooth would be through the eye which we've already tried and now it's closed up anyway. He may not live as long as maybe he would have done had he not had this complication but as long as he's happy and has a good quality of life hopefully with antibiotics I be able to manage things. In 7 days time when the results from the test come back we'll have a better idea of how to manage that.
 

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So the remainder of the tooth that she didn’t manage to get out is causing the infection? Is that what you mean by a neighbour disease? I think you need to ask her what is going to happen to this tooth section in the future as it may still keep growing within the gum and sounds like it has the potential to grow out in an unlikely place if it is part of the root.
I would be very concerned if it was my guinea pig
Wishing Eddie all the healing vibes I can send x
 

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So the remainder of the tooth that she didn’t manage to get out is causing the infection? Is that what you mean by a neighbour disease? I think you need to ask her what is going to happen to this tooth section in the future as it may still keep growing within the gum and sounds like it has the potential to grow out in an unlikely place if it is part of the root.
I would be very concerned if it was my guinea pig
Wishing Eddie all the healing vibes I can send x
:agr: I really hope Eddie is going to be ok but I really would worry too if he was my boy. I’ve never heard of neighbour disease?
Loads of healing vibes from us x
 
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