Obi made it through his second tumour removal!

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    Olympia✨

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    Rave post!:D

    A few weeks ago I posted about some questions I had in regards to a tumour removal, first surgery went well and then a few days ago at our sign off visit the vet spotted that what we originally thought was scarring is actually a lump in the same place. Today was his second surgery and I just got him out accompanied by more antibiotics and metacam and he seems to be doing good. They did things a little different this time so hopefully it won’t come back again.

    I must say I’m not excited for recovery as it was insanely tough last time but what can you do! If anyone has any tips on the best way to cover a wound under the armpit let me know, I have gauze and self adhesive bandages handy.

    Here he is:

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    I don't have any advice related to the surgery but I just wanted to say that I'm glad to hear that everything went well. Im very happy for you and Obi and hope that the tumor is gone permanently now.
     
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    Glad that Obi is doing well and I hope the vet got it all this time
    I hope that Obi is soon feeling better

    I never cover incisions ……. usually rats will leave them alone if they are getting enough pain control
    Vets normally give an injection of Metacam (for pain) after surgery and it lasts for 24 hours.
    The vet hopefully send you home with Metacam (Meloxicam) to give orally once the injection of pain meds wears off
     
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    Unfortunately he passed away.
     
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    I am so very sorry :(
     

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