From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-03-14 14:08:00 UTC
Subject: Re: prolapsed rectum please doc help me!
First off, I am not a vet but am used to prolapses. How bad is it?
Is it pink? Red? Purple? Slight in size or large? A bad prolapse
needs veterinary care, perhaps even a bit tightening with simple
purse string stitching or sometimes even more correction. If it is
red (esp. deep red) or purple, or has not gone back in over with
moisturizing, or if a lot of tissue is involved I think that you
should immediately contact your vet and speak directly with your
veterinary professional. If it is mild (pink, small) try Preparation
H. If it doesn't go in with that call your vet.
Be sure to wet down any food you give the kit to decrease irritation.
That must have been a very scary incident for you. What did your vet
surmise from her symptoms?
You will want to find a way to close off such openings, at least for now.
>I HAVE A 6 WEEK OLD KIT, MARSHALL FARMS. I BOUGHT HER AT PET SMART.
>I HAVE ONLY HAD HER FOR 1 WEEK. YESTERDAY SHE SOMEHOW CRAWLED INTO A
>COUCH PILLOW THAT WAS IN A CHAIR IN MY "FERRET PROOF" ROOM!
>I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG MY BABY WAS TRAPPED! I WAS GONE FOR 10 HOURS,
>WORKING. WHEN I FINALLY GOT HER OUT, SHE WAS COVERED WITH HER OWN
>URINE AND STOOL. HER HIND LEGS DIDN'T WORK AND I SAW ANGRY RED
>SWELLING FROM HER RECTUM! I CRIED LIKE A BABY SHE HAS RECOVERED ALL
>MOVEMENT IN THE HIND LEGS, SHE IS EATING WELL, DRINKING, CHASING THE
>CATS AND ME. THE PROBLEM IS HER RECTUM. INITIALLY I BATHED HER IN
>WARM WATER. ALL I HAD WAS VASOLINE TO KEEP THE AREA MOIST
>NOW, THAT THE AREA IS PROLAPSED SHE IS POOPING MUCH MORE, IT'S NOT
>RUNNY SOFT/LOOSE. HOW LONG WILL THIS LAST? WHAT ELSE CAN I DO TO HELP
>HER? NEEDLESS TO SAY, SHE GOES IN HER KENNEL NOW WHEN I GO TO WORK!
>THE PILLOW WAS THE ONLY THING I DIDN'T THINK OF AND I FEEL JUST
>TERRIBLE! I'M AFRAID SHE'LL ULCERATE OR BECOME INFECTED!
>PLEASE!!!!! HELP ME!!!
>MICKEY MY HUSBAND THANKS YOU
>LIZ THAT'S ME I THANK YOU
>AND SISSY WILL GIVE YOU FUZZIE KISSES IF YOU CAN HELP!