Despite being on some pretty strong antibiotics, Batty wasn't doing so hot a couple of days ago. To be blunt, she smelled like rot and probably felt worse than she smelled. Tuesday morning I took her in to the Exotic Animal Doc and they cleaned up the infection, which went way deeper than it looked. When they were done, the situation looked pretty dire and we began to talk about euthanasia. Doc Exotic gave her 50/50 odds, but sent me home with a second antibiotic and a new herbal poultice to try. I wasn't too hopeful, but two days later, Batty is feistier, more active, and the wound has completely dried up and appears to be shrinking. Also, she has started pecking Tiny Dog again. That's got to be a good sign.
So, I'm optimistic. We'll see what Doc Exotic says tomorrow. Give us all the love you've got. We need it!