Swollen wrist

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Swollen wrist

Post by limerickrats on Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:31 am

Stoner has quite a swollen left wrist at the moment. I noticed it Thursday night and brought him to the vet on Friday. The vet couldn't find anything externally wrong so it doesn't appear to have been a bite. Stoner wasn't putting any weight on it. The vet said it could be broken and that we could x-ray the limb, but even if we found a fracture, treatment options would be limited anyhoo. So he just gave Stoner a shot of Metacam and I've kept him in the hospital cage with Harry with open access to the couch from the cage, so he can move about but doesn't have to climb anything and will rest it. It is still just as swollen looking as it was (to my eyes) but he is putting weight on it now, is moving around more than he was at first, appetite is okay and he is holding food with both paws. So I'm not sure what else I should do? I gave him two drops of oral Metacam last night and tonight, just in case he is in pain with it but giving him Metacam is not a great idea, given his age. Any suggestions, folks? You can see the swelling in this pic.

avatar
limerickrats
Member
Member

Posts : 65
Join date : 2011-10-27
Location : Limerick

Back to top Go down

Re: Swollen wrist

Post by Zoundz on Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:09 pm

I would say pain relief is a good idea, but not for long, and that it could be one of several things - cellulitis or septic arthrtitis are my two guesses - or just as easily could be a sprain or even a break. I wouldn't worry too much though, I suspect he'll be fine in a short bit! Smile

xx

_________________
Laura Woods British Blue
Bongo Fury Rattery - Hobby rattery breeding for Russian varieties and Mink and Cinnamon with plans for Pearl based in the future. Based in West Cork. We are NFRS and IFRA members.
avatar
Zoundz
Administrator
Administrator

Posts : 2043
Join date : 2011-09-25
Age : 33
Location : Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland

http://www.irishrats.co.uk

Back to top Go down

Re: Swollen wrist

Post by limerickrats on Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:26 pm

Thanks Zoundz! Embarrassed 

The vet was no help at all, to be honest! Meh 
avatar
limerickrats
Member
Member

Posts : 65
Join date : 2011-10-27
Location : Limerick

Back to top Go down

Re: Swollen wrist

Post by Videli on Thu Sep 05, 2013 10:40 pm

get well soon Stoner! *fingers crossed*
avatar
Videli
Junior Member
Junior Member

Posts : 43
Join date : 2013-07-29
Age : 32
Location : Cork

Back to top Go down

Re: Swollen wrist

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum