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 Post subject: vet appt
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:41 am 
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So, Nira had her appt yesterday. The "specialist" we saw was of the opinion that she is literally full of crap. After feeling her belly, she decided we would give her an enema and then let her soak in hopes of getting her to poop. Well, Nira, after 4 ml of mineral oil, was having none of it. :roll: As I write this, she has yet to go. Other than that, she felt she looked good and healthy. I told her about the fecal results, and since we are obviously unable to get a stool sample now, she put her on Panacur, 3 doses a week apart. The vet wants me to bring her back if she does not poop in the next 48 hrs or so. Any suggestions on how else to get her to poop? :D

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 Post subject: Re: vet appt
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 7:53 am 
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Basically warm baths, tummy massage and maybe raising the temp a couple of degrees at the basking spot (about 40~42C).

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 Post subject: Re: vet appt
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:35 am 
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Do you think its necessary to take her back if she doesn't go? Will it harm her if I wait it out? I just don't want to keep paying to just give her more enemas if I don't have to. The appt yesterday was almost $100. While the vet yesterday was very nice, and has a beardie of her own, I'm not sure she is an exotic specialist. She thinks beardies take water in through their skin, and even I know that's not correct. I guess my question is...if they want to do x-rays or blood work for this, is it worth it or unnecessary at this point?

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 Post subject: Re: vet appt
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:18 pm 
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If she thinks they take water in through their skin I'd change my vet :evil: How long since she poo'd? As she's pretty much adult size I wouldn't be concerned for a couple of weeks or so - your weather won't help matters at the moment as they are sensitive to barometric pressure. Give her a couple more days before getting concerned and check about for another vet.

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 Post subject: Re: vet appt
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 3:14 pm 
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They do have another guy that supposedly specializes in exotics, I'm doubtful though. Other than that I can't find anybody else within 60 or so miles that even say they see reptiles. :x :x. I'll keep looking. She said she would give me the stuff to do the enemas myself, but after watching her go completely black and really struggle against her, I'm afraid I would do some damage to her inside. Plus, I don't want her to hate me. I learned my lesson the other day when I had my husband help me try and force feed her some roaches...my thumb is still hurting from the bite she took! She hasn't lost anymore weight, so that's good, I guess. Oh and to answer your question....its been almost a month since she pooped. I just wish she would make up her mind and either brumate and save her energy, or get up and bask and eat normally. This back and forth every day or two has me stressed cause she still won't eat :evil: Thanks for your time Rick.

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 Post subject: Re: vet appt
PostPosted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:57 pm 
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Other than baths and tummy rubs I can't offer any other advice at this point - finding a vet you feel comfortable with is a big problem but worthwhile if you can locate one.

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