I did try to make it different for Odo in the sense that he was "holding it off." If he just let it happen he would have been done right away in one squeeze, but Odo didn't know what was going on and by the time he recognized there was an issue he had to take care of the Yridians. He set himself up to be miserable, the poor fella. Then he had to open himself, and we all know how hard that is for Odo. I do have ideas for what was really happening inside his body. I'll elaborate if you want
I did consider writing the above into the story and thought "nah, too much infodump."
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your thoughts!