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    My ball seems to developed a bulge any input appreciated

    So we came home from a 2 day vacation and we noticed our ball has gotten a bulge by his hips. He had stopped eating 3 weeks ago he normally does this around Dec or January so I wasn't alarmed. I have not noticed a bowl movement since his last few feedings as well ( he is somewhat of a inconsistent pooper anyways). So my thought are consitpation or actually inpaction. I'll give you little run down on his home.
    Cypress mulch is out bedding
    86f/74f humidity is set 50%-55%
    Here's a few shots of our issue he seems to have a little bit of red stretching
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    We have a vet appointment in my morning but any input is appreciated.

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    Re: My ball seems to developed a bulge any input appreciated

    Wow never seen this, I can only imagine this is what impaction looks like I hope everything turned out ok, try a warm soaking


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    Oh man! Keep us updated!
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    Vet visit!
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    Vet, ASAP. My retic had the same thing and needed surgery to correct it. Her colon was completely obstructed by an infection.

    I created a thread about it a few years back: https://ball-pythons.net/forums/show...Nova-s-Surgery

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    Re: My ball seems to developed a bulge any input appreciated

    So a little update we got our x-rays done today looks like we are still moving fecal matter but as the previous poster alluded to the swelling is due to a massive infection. We have started subcutaneous injections of 25mg of Ceftazidime every 3 days to try and fight the infection before we do surgery.
    here are our x-rays ultrasound will be coming in a few days if no signs of improvement as we are headed towards the surgery.
    https://ibb.co/jnGC7G
    His girth at the bulge is 12cm Ill keep everyone updated as to how this plays out. Here's to hoping he gets better it amazing how much you can go through with these guys you get pretty attached.
    Thanks again for the input Gamam really appreciates it

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    Re: My ball seems to developed a bulge any input appreciated

    Prayers are with you and your little guy


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    Re: My ball seems to developed a bulge any input appreciated

    hoping for a quick recovery!!! thank you for keeping us updated his progress!
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    Re: My ball seems to developed a bulge any input appreciated

    Thats a bummer. Massive infection sounds serious. I hope the vet is able to cure your pet.


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