Saturday, December 18, 2010

Gerald is getting better

Two weeks ago I found out that Gerald was on the wrong medication for his abscess. Which is why the pus kept coming back. He needed to be on penicillin! (Remember that if your bun ever gets a facial abscess.) The abscess was lanced and drained many times, the last time he got stitches. Today Gerald had his stitches out. He has been on penicillin for 2 weeks and has 1 more to go. The pus is not coming back and he is healing nicely. The weather is crappy so the boys have stayed in the bathroom. They are fine there, they just don't have much room (at least compared to what they had). I would put them out in the garage, but we have a mouse (or mice).


Last week we got another foster. It's a girl and she is definitely not fixed. It took her a few days to warm up and now loves to run around the kitchen, always circling our feet trying to trip us. She is impossible to pet because she won't hold still. Surprisingly I don't have a name for her, usually a name will just come to me, this time it hasn't happened yet. Maybe you can help me out. She is freakin adorable.

Super cool JT has even paid her a visit. No aggression at all between them. But I'm sure since she is not fixed she doesn't mind having a boy around.

8 comments:

The Fab Furs said...

Yay, Gerald is getting better! What a long process. Good that Clint sticks with Gerald. Ooh, JT likes the ladies! She seems spunky, what about something like Pepper? Though it doesn't do justice to her markings, she's just beautiful! There's a special place in the afterlife for those who foster animals.

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Relieved that Gerald is on the mend finally. What a pip that new girl is, how about Pippi?

bunnits said...

Thank goodness Gerald is doing better. Love the new girl. She's a beaut.

pla725 said...

Glad Gerald is getting better.

What a pretty Lion Lop girl.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Keeper? (Just sayin')

(where's she come from?)

Lisa said...

So glad he's better!!! (I thought pennicillin is dangerous for rabbits? Amoxocillin maybe, maybe I'm confused? In any event, you would know better than I!)

Such a pretty little foster lady you have there!!!

pla725 said...

Pennicillin in injectable form is a good treatment for abscesses.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear Gerald is FINALLY on the mend!

The new foster girl reminds me of a goat-she made me think of the song "The Lonely Goatherd" from "The Sound of Music". How about Brigitta?