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    Carpet Python Rescue need suggestions


    Hi all,
    It's been a while since I posted. I took on a rescue carpet python tonight. She is in dire need of medical attention. It looks like she has a severe case of mouth rot and or a RI which has caused her head to swell to the point where I cannot see her nose holes and she has swelling of the top of her head which has almost entirely engulfed her eye on the right side. I am going to take her to the vet as soon as I can get her in but with the thanksgiving holiday that may not be until Friday or Monday.
    My question is:

    1. has anyone else seen a snake recover from something this severe?
    2. what do you all think it looks like and have you ever had experience with it?
    3. is there something I can do for her at home to make her more comfortable until I can get to the vet?
    pics:
    https://ibb.co/1Xywqcs
    https://ibb.co/Xtmh746
    https://ibb.co/B3sTSmf

    thank you all in advance, any info you can give me is greatly appreciated. I have included the best pictures I could get of the damage.

    (also she is quarantined in a different area of my house no where near my other herps.)

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    Severe abscess needing surgical intervention, would be my guess. Euthanasia might be kinder but vet should evaluate as to whether or not this is too advanced for
    a likely success. Proximity to vital functions (brain, eyes, mouth & ability to smell) & that it's been let go so long don't improve the odds...very sad. Tell them it's an
    emergency when you call & good luck. Let us know? Whoever let this animal suffer this long should probably be reported & charged with animal cruelty.
    Many friends in low places...

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