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RE: Aspirating eggs vs. C-section.....Which?

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Posted by: Eric East at Tue Aug 16 21:32:38 2011  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Eric East ]  
   

>>What's your experience/risks.....with either method?
>>I am trying to decide which method I should choose for my Indigo who has laid one egg about week ago (see thread below about egg bound Indigo), and still hasn't laid the other two....So now it's getting to "crunch time"
>>I know Eric East has had success aspirating his females' eggs after having a similar episode.......Anyone else have success with either method?
>>Is one method riskier than the other, or is the risk the same?
>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE for any input/experience that you share!
>>-----
>>"I am an expert on everything, but I know so little and have so much to learn!" -Carsten "Zee" Zoldy-

I have to admit I was a bit stressed out when I went through this and I was scared to aspirate but it really ended up being no big deal. The eggs were large enough to provide an unmistakeable target.
I had a friend hold her during the process to keep her from moving around and hurting herself. I used a sterile 18 guage (I think) needle and went through the belly, directly into the eggs and sucked out as much yolk as possible. For the most part she really didn't even react to it. There were a couple of times she flinched slightly but that was it. When we were done I treated the area with a triple anti-biotic cream.
Once the eggs were deflated she was able to pass most of them on her own. There was 1 or 2 that I had to assist her with buy gently massaging the eggs toward the vent.

I hope this helps!

Eric


   

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