There’s a Wallaby in our chamber!
Rosie sits patiently in the chamber waiting for her treatment to start.
It may be a world first, certainly a Nelson first, for a non-rugby playing Wallaby to have hyperbaric oxygen treatment!
Rosie the Wallaby, who belongs to vet Mana Stratton, has been pioneering HBOT for a particularly nasty bacterial infection in the bone of her lower jaw.
Rosie has completed a large number of treatments and is so relaxed about the whole procedure that she often hops into the chamber unassisted before the operator is ready!
A verbal consultation with Dr Tim Ewer at Mapua Health, resulted in the recommendation of Hperbaric Oxygen treatment for this particularly aggressive bacterial infection. Tim also recommended that it was best to do more, rather than less, treatments.