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Old 04-21-2014, 04:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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She needs to see a vet NOW. Please convince your parents, this is an emergency kind of situation. Let them read this thread, whatever, but she needs a vet!!

Do not use water, don't use anything - go the the vet! Pay for it yourself, get the money elsewhere, convince your parents...
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Old 04-21-2014, 05:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I suggest you give this girl up to a rescue so she can get the treatment she needs. It doesn't sound like she is going to be taken to the vet so the kindest thing you can do is give her up to someone who will get her treated.

Here is the list of Hedgehog Welfare Society rescues.
http://www.hedgehogwelfare.org/rescuecontacts.asp

If there are none in your area, there is a direct contact link on that page and they will do their best to arrange something.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:01 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I realize you are having personal difficulties and I pray for peace and comfort for you. Your personal situation requires attention and healing that can be an ongoing process for a period of time. However, this little baby also needs care now. I have absolutely no doubt that she is in severe pain. There is a great deal of inflammation present and significant discharge from the ear. The infection could very likely be spreading to surrounding tissues. Allow those who can help her now to do so as this will also allow you to focus on yourself and give yourself the attention that you also deserve.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:41 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Cleaning up around the ear will make it look better but its not going to fix the underlying problem which is probably an ear infection. The problem isn't the blood and missing hair under the ear, the problem is the infection in the ear that is causing the blood and drainage from the ear. Yes it will look better if you clean it but it will still be infected.

I hate to say this but if you can't take care of her then it might be best for her if you turn her over to an local SPCA or shelter that can take care of her medical problems and keep her from suffering. You can also contact the Hedgehog Welfare Society and they may have a rescue near you that can take her and get her the medical treatment she so obviously needs.
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Old 05-03-2014, 11:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Update:
We've been treating her ear with neosporin and hydrogen peroxide and its looking much better. Shes definitely in a better condition now that we started that. Im keeping an eye on her, though, dont worry! Ive been spending time with her too. Shes been eating her food and pooping and peeing as nornal (today she crawled in my shirt sleeve, peed, then crawled out of there xD) Ive clipped her nails. Shes been really good with me taking her out. she used to "lean" her head on one side but now shes much calmer. From what I can tell, she hasnt been a fan of her wheel. but im def keeping an ear out for her running! sometime soon im gonna get her mealworms as well. Im so freaking happy that my baby is getting better!
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Old 05-04-2014, 07:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Hydrogen peroxide??

Did you go to the vet?
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:06 AM   #17 (permalink)
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yeah, hydrogen peroxide
and no, i didnt see a vet. Im keeping a close eye on her though and will call if things worsen
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It was mentioned that you should stay away from the hydrogen peroxide because of the damage it could cause to her skin. And the vet is a must, just because she's acting better doesn't mean she is better. Hedgies can be very good at hiding their illnesses too.
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The vet will have to wait until we get more money, which will be relatively soon. Like I said, in the meantime Ill keep an eye on her. Dont think Im a bad owner; its a money issue. I understand the importance of getting her checked out and I will when the finances will allow it
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:18 PM   #20 (permalink)
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U should call the vet and explain ur situation.. U will most likely have I pay for the office visit but there's a chance that they will have samples of whatever medicine ur hog needs... My vet was nice and gave me a sample of revolution, and without seeing my hog.. BUT that is a different situation,he's not even showing any symptoms of mites I'm jus neurotic when it comes to fleas, lice, mites, etc n my vet knows it lol I've been taking my dog there for years.. Also infections are more serious then possible mites, but even paying just the office won't cost a few hundred dollars, my vet charges $45, and like I sd there's a chance u can get free samples of whatever meds ur hog needs
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