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Mi little hedgie has a broken leg.
Went to the vet, she said she is no specialist, but X rays revealed at least 1 broken leg, but X ray were very unclear and possibly another leg is broken (I hope no spinal cord damage, my God...).
The vet gave it antibiotics and antinflammatory.
But she said is no specialist in exotic animals, so she did not want to cast or to plaster the broken leg.
I was disappointed.
I fixed an appointment with a specialist vet on the 24th.

What can I do in the meanwhile?

What precautions do I need to take?

Will she walk again as she used to ??? :-( :-(

It was all my fault :-((( feel horrible :-(( the poor little thing loves me an loves to be around me and I accidentally stomped on her :-((( :-((( :-(((
 

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She needs a vet before the 24th. Did you explain that it's an emergency? Especially if there's possible spinal cord injury.
 

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Abbys is right - this is an emergency and she needs to get in ASAP. She needs to have the legs set so they can heal correctly and she seriously needs pain meds. Anti-inflammatories only help with swelling, they'll do nothing to help keep her from hurting. Call the specialist again and insist that she needs to come in soon - if you haven't, mention that the legs aren't set or wrapped or anything, and that she's not on pain meds yet.

For now, keep her in her cage, keep the wheel out of the cage, make sure she can't attempt to climb at all, and keep her food & water close to her bed. Try to keep her quiet if at all possible.
 

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She needs a vet before the 24th. Did you explain that it's an emergency? Especially if there's possible spinal cord injury.
Actually I was referred to that specialist by the same vet I went to.
I rather trust them because they are the Italian National Animal Protection Agency, so I trust the more.
She said that spinal cord damage was unlikely.

But I am so worried an feel so guilty :-(
 

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But she's still in a lot of pain and the bones could start to set incorrectly which will affect how she's able to walk in the future. I fully understand that accidents happen, but you need to find an emergency vet that will see her immediately. Let us know what happens. We're keeping our fingers crossed.
 

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Finally went to a hedgehog specialist vet today.
Spine is OK.
She has a broken femur and on 27 she is undergoing a small surgery to put a pin in the femur so that it heals properly.
I feel better now that she saw a specialist vet.
 

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I'm glad you got her in. Has she gotten pain meds yet? Did the vet do anything to stabilize the broken leg until she can have the pin in?
 

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Oh ouch! Broken femurs are not comfortable! Make sure they have given you pain medication-- I am not sure what is commonly used in Italy, but we often use metacam for pain control and anti-inflammatory here in the US. Sending lots of good thoughts to you and your hedgie!
 
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