I was wondering if anyone else has had hedgies with very large abcesses and what they were able to do about them? I took my hedgehog Merlin into the vet a couple months ago, where the vet said she figured he had cancer, and although we could try to test and such, there wasn't much point as it is so common and she was so certain. Then the mass got a little smaller. He had 2 rounds of antibiotics which reduced it, but once he went off them, it FLARED up. The next vet I tried said it sounds like an abcess, and she could go in and drain it, but the surgery would cost at least $450. He is currently on another round of antibiotics, and she has given him a standing perscription for the next year. She figures he will have to be on and off for the rest of his life, unless I can eventually afford his surgery. Does anyone have any experience with this? Success rates? Any other suggestions?