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Please help my dragons arm became red and swollen

Postby PrinceOfDarkness » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:44 am

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I was cleaning Shenron's terrarium and I tipped over his log by accident and landed on his body , now his right arm is red and swollen , does anyone know how to tell the difference between broken or a sprained limb? I feel terrible for hurting my buddy 😞
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Re: Please help my dragons arm became red and swollen

Postby Aaradimian » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:18 am

PrinceOfDarkness wrote:I was cleaning Shenron's terrarium and I tipped over his log by accident and landed on his body , now his right arm is red and swollen , does anyone know how to tell the difference between broken or a sprained limb? I feel terrible for hurting my buddy 😞
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Poor fella! I don't know that there's any way outside of taking him to the vet for an x-ray. You should do that anyway to make sure he doesn't have internal injuries.
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Re: Please help my dragons arm became red and swollen

Postby Drache613 » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:19 pm

Hello,

Poor thing, he is beautiful! Unfortunately accidents do happen. Is he attempting to use his
arm at all?
It is just about impossible to determine whether or not the arm is broken or not. How far did
the log fall from, onto him?

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Re: Please help my dragons arm became red and swollen

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:23 pm

Two words

Vet

Xray

…. the xray will very quickly tell the vet the extent of the damage and the best way to deal with it.

…. a skilled reptile vet surgeon can pin broken arm bones to help reset them and immobilize them while it is mending.
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Re: Please help my dragons arm became red and swollen

Postby Drache613 » Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:36 pm

Hello,

How is your dragon doing today?
Have you been able to find a vet to take him in for analysis?
Let us know how he is doing.

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Re: Please help my dragons arm became red and swollen

Postby PrinceOfDarkness » Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:59 pm

Thanks to everyone for replying , Shenron is doing fine the vet took x rays and said it was just swelling but no major injury or broken bones so we didn't need to isolate his arm , he also told me Shenron is very well fed and should recover in about 3-5 weeks so that puts my mind at ease ☺️
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Re: Please help my dragons arm became red and swollen

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:50 pm

That's a great relief I'm sure....

Keep an eye on the arm , exactly the same was found with my George the Bluetongue , a few weeks later and he was still refusing to put his weigh on his left arm, so I was back to another vet who took higher resolution xrays and found he has spiral crack break in upper arm bone .
Required insertion of a very special custom made stainless steel pin to help reinforce and set the bone and a full arm & shoulder caste to immobilize the arm and should for 2 months.

Did the vet prescribe pain relief / anti-inflammatory injections ?
CBDs: Cleopatra & Caesar born 28Jan19.
Puff (RIP 10Dec15),Rex (RIP 16Mar17),Toothless (RIP 26Nov17).Peppa (RIP 22Mar19).
EBTSs : George & Mildred (born july 2010).
EWSs : new rescues Gutzy (F) 27Sep19, juvenile Cheakie (M) 21Oct19
Fluffy (F) rescued injured by lawnwacker 14Nov17, Wriggles (F) - injured rescue, over 8 yrs old, RIP 2Feb16 old age. Lucky juvenile (M) - cat attack rescue (lost r-eye, broken r-lower jaw), fatal SI RIP 21Jul2010.
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