Monday, April 25, 2011
So - off we went to get checked out. Nigel was a good boy - no rolling up in a ball and pretty cooperative about being "inspected". Our vet thought it looked more like inflammation and not like infection or mites. He gave Nigel a shot of Dexamethosone. Nigel was very brave about getting his shot - and the stuff works like magic. You could see a visible difference in his skin color by the time we got home and had an oatmeal bath.
Now the little critter is sleeping on the bed - wrapped in a big fluffy towel with the heater blowing on him. He is curled up with Phoebe who is enjoying the heater as well....ah the life of a hedgehog. We have a load of hedgie laundry going - thought it would be safe to give everything in his cage a run through the washer or a swipe with the disinfecting wipe just to be safe.
So thankful that its nothing serious and that he already seems to be doing better....Thanks Dr M!