Infection and antibiotics
The wound to Amelia’s shell (see previous Ameila’s wounds show signs of healing)
has taken a turn for the worse, and we’ve started her on a course of antibiotics to help her little body counter the infection. The wound started to bleed more and there is more reaction in the tissues surrounding the fractured scute. The presence of intracelluar bacteria tells us that her body is fighting the infection and we’ll support her where we can. In addition to her previous treatments we’ve added antibiotics, assist feedings, an anti-inflammatory, and fluid therapy. A culture was taken from the wound and results should be be available in a few days, we’ll use a broad spectrum combination of antibiotics while we wait.