Hi, I just joined today. My husband and I have had our baby ball python since Labor Day weekend. On Monday, he managed to escape from his 10 gallon tank. In the process, he cut himself up. We found him quickly, he didn't even have a chance to get off the tank. We rushed him to the vet and she stitched him up and have him an antibiotic shot. Pete is stitched up along one side just above the belly scales starting behind his head for about 2 inches back. The vet we visited, while she has worked with reptiles, she is not an expert. That being said, we have a few questions: 1. Our python Pete was beginning to shed when the accident happened. All of the shed came off except for the skin above the stitches, the top of his head and the eye cap on the side of the injury. Do we try to get the shed and the eye cap off now or leave it until the next shed? 2. Should we hold off feeding Pete this week? Or should we feed a smaller mouse like a fuzzy? He has been eating live, just weaned mice on Saturdays. We have now secured his enclosure with tie-down straps. Pete is on a substrate mat and we clean things out regularly. The humidity is set at 65%, and the hot side is 89 degrees with the cold side being about 80. We have digital thermometers at each end and the probes are near the bottom of the tank. We're using the Zoo Med HygroTherm to adjust the temp and humidity automatically. He has hides on both sides and a heat mat on the hot side.