Sick Degu - Bad tooth
I just wanted to know if anyone else has had the same problem that my Degu is having.
I adopted my Degu from a humane society about 2 months ago. About 2 weeks after I got him I noticed his eye was swollen shut and he had trouble breathing. My fiance and I took him to the vet the next day. We found out he had a rotten tooth that was causing an infection in his head. The vet gave us 3 meds, one for the infection, one for his eye, and one for pain. We gave it to our degu faithfully for 2 weeks and he seemed to go back to normal.
About 2 weeks later hs head swelled again. We took him back to the vet, who gave us more meds. He said we had a choice, we could continue medicating him forever, or take a chance with getting him surgery to remove the tooth. Well, our choice was made for us when he started to get sick again, even on the meds.
His surgery is scheduled for this upcoming Monday. I was just wondering if anyone else has gone through this or anything similar and how their degu did. I'm really attached to the little guy.