Amelia UpdatePicked up Amelia yesterday afternoon. The Vet described a lump of infectious material, over an ulcer on her larynx about 1cm x 1.5 cm 1 cm. He was unable to insert a breathing tube during the operation as her throat is no impacted and swollen, so in fact her air supply was cut off during the procedure. She has antibiotics and anti-inflammatories for the next week to 10 days.
I noticed immediately that she is not wheezing and coughing constantly and that her face is bright red, rather than a sluggish, dark pink - which was probably due to a reduction in her oxygen levels. Once back in her hutch, she was able to sit down and tuck her neck in - again, something she could not do the other day as it limited her breathing capacity. I found her sleeping deeply after an hour or so.
|Amelia - Sleeping finally. She must have been exhausted.|
We have an appointment next week at the Vet. The Vet suspects there may be an abscess further down her throat but he was not able to tell due to the swelling at the moment. I'm feeling really hopeful of a good recovery for her.
|Amelia - one day after her operation. Got her colour back.|