Hi, one of my rats has an internal abcess covering a great part of his abdomen. The vet suggested we tried antibiotics to deal with it but it didn't work. We were going to schedule to remove the abscess surgically but my boy developed a bad respiratory infection and we don't want him to undergo surgery like this. We tried different antibiotics and he is not improving. The vet thinks it may be because the body is battling two big infections ( abscess and RI ) . We tried Baytril, Baytril + Doxy, Baytril + ceflalexine and Azithromycin. All these seemed to show little to no improvement. The vet is seeing him tomorrow again. I was wondering if any of you had some suggestions on what more antibiotics we could try ? Or what can we do? I really want him to make it out of this but he is doing very poorly. He is fairly young but was rescued from an inbreeding / hording situation and has always been a bit problematic health wise. He has the most ridiculously violent seizures and that does not help when he is already short on breath. His on siezure medication that has helped A LOT ( he used to have 4/5 seizures a day and now it happens about 2 a week they are not as agressive ) but still doesn't help his current respiratory situation. Vet guaranteed his heart is fine by the way. Thank you.