As some of you may know, I adopted three chinchillas from the shelter. They'll have been here two weeks on Thursday.
The only way they'd allow me to adopt them is if the males were neutered. I wanted them badly, so I had to agree to it.
The adoption counselor told me to look for any swelling, which is what I had been doing. On Sunday, I looked at Chinny and was alarmed at how swollen it was down there. Immediately, we jumped in the shower, got dressed and were off to the emergency vet.
They did find some puss in there, and put a drain tube in there, bandage and all. By the next day, the little pooper had gotten the bandage off!
I should have known he would do that.
Today he was taken back to have that drain tube removed. The vet there said he couldn't find any more fluid and that we'd have to use a warm compress on there to help with the swelling. Yeah, like a chinchilla is going to hold still for ten minutes having something warm put in that area.
Well, to us it doesn't look better. I thought it did at first, but upon getting a really good look at it, it looks a tad better, but not much at all.
I'm taking him to my regular vet tomorrow. I'm hoping they can do something for him. He's already on some medication....but that's about all.
Please pray my little Chinny gets better! I love him dearly.