Treatment for cut on ball python

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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby Jacquesvw » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:31 pm

1 week later and she's recovering just fine.

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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby Kuro » Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:50 pm

Great to see she is doing so well. Good job.
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby insaniac » Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:12 pm

This isn't the snake that had that huge gash in it...

Youre tricking us..

hehe..

Top job man, looks like she'll make a full recovery !!!
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby brentraf » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:00 pm

Hey Jacques,

Great to see your BP is doing better. That cut still looks painful but definitely a huge improvement from what it was! Well done I'm sure your snake appreciates it and so do we :)

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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby Serpent » Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:25 pm

Can't ask for a better result than that! Excellent work bud, you make us proud.
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby brentraf » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:58 pm

Hey Jacques,

Any update on your BP? Would really like to know how the little guy is doing?
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby Jacquesvw » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:29 pm

brentraf wrote:Hey Jacques,

Any update on your BP? Would really like to know how the little guy is doing?


Doing great, thanks. Feeding well and I have no concerns about recovery at all anymore.

I'll post here every couple of weeks with an update, but I'll wait another 2 months before removing the stitches.
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby Kakibos » Wed Mar 06, 2013 5:51 pm

That's good news Jacques, glad to hear your BP is recovering well.
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby brentraf » Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:54 pm

That's great to hear Jacques, I'm really happy for you. It's great to see a positive result with something that started out looking really bad.
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby Snakesitter » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:23 pm

Huge congrats, and well done! Did you ever track down those antibiotics, or did you skip them in the end? Just curious for future reference.
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby Jacquesvw » Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:33 am

Snakesitter wrote:Huge congrats, and well done! Did you ever track down those antibiotics, or did you skip them in the end? Just curious for future reference.


I only managed to get some Baytril from a vet 80km away and she only sold me enough for one injection. A full vial is pretty expensive and very few vets in my area keep it.

There never was any sign of infection and that was my biggest concern in the beginning. The python's movement seems fine and there is no sign of swelling or inflammation at all.
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby Snakesitter » Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:47 pm

Sounds like you didn't need it then -- good thing, if it is hard to get there!
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby Jacquesvw » Tue May 07, 2013 10:29 am

Next week it will be 3 months since the ball python was cut, but I decided to remove the sutures today because I want the next shed (estimated 1-2 weeks away) to be without anything in the way.

Here is a picture I've taken and it looks pretty good. This is a very closeup photo and from a distance it's very hard to notice the scar.

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I will take one last photo update after the next shed and then the scales should look better.
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby Westley Price » Tue May 07, 2013 10:47 am

The best DIY job I've seen.

Congrats on the good outcome.
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Re: Treatment for cut on ball python

Postby Jacquesvw » Tue May 07, 2013 10:53 am

Thanks
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