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She's gone.

Postby StratusL90 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:18 am

Thanks to the limited amount of help and a inexperienced vet, I found pumpkin dead this morning.
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Re: Black Beard and not Eating

Postby AHBD » Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:11 am

Hi there, can you post pics of her as well as her entire tank + set up ? Here's how :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/useruploads/ Then use the XIMG to upload them
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Re: Black Beard and not Eating

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:41 pm

Hello,

Sorry to hear your girl isn't doing well.
I certainly hope that any radiation isn't affecting her. Are you taking iodine now?
She was acting like this before the radiation leak though?
How old is she, has she ever laid any infertile eggs before?
Please review your tank setup with us, so we can be sure everything is all correct for her.
For now, I would try to keep her as comfortable as possible & maintain her tank temperatures
overnight, at around 80 or so. Since her beard & chest are black, she is in pain, or some type
of distress right now. Do you have a vet you could take her in to see?

Let us know how she is doing.
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Re: Black Beard and not Eating

Postby StratusL90 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:31 pm

I can post some pictures to Imgur, since they're on my phone.
Here are the links:

Tank: https://imgur.com/a/hwSU83U
I couldn't take a picture of her because I was in such an emotional panic.

So far I do have one vet that could, but they have nothing they can do for reptiles in terms of bloodwork.
This happened a few weeks after the radiation leak.
She's 3 years old, no infertile eggs as of yet. I felt her belly and didn't notice anything unusual, no pain.
Her daytime temps are 98f and 84f at night. Temps were taken with a heatsensor my dad uses for work.
I would love to know if there's any kind of Iodine i could give her that's safe for beardies? Just so she can be protected as well.

So far from what i've seen her do, it's starting to look like she's going into brumation, since it's starting to get really, really cold where i live that might have sent her into starting it about a week ago. I put her in her cave and turned off some of her lights to help her sleep. She was out like a light.
I think what happened was an error on my part as I started freaking out that my super active and healthy baby started shutting down and I kept bugging her and not letting her sleep. It might also explain why she would lighten up when I held her because she would snuggle and sleep.
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Re: Black Beard and not Eating

Postby AHBD » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:45 am

Oh yes, she is good size to go in to brumation. That is very likely what she was trying to do then. Still, a black beard + chest may be a sign of distress. Is she still showing it ? Are you positive she's a female ? Here's how to be sure :

https://www.beardeddragon.org/articles/sexing/
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Re: Black Beard and not Eating

Postby StratusL90 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:31 am

Yes, she still is showing some dark beard. I also used the flashlight technique and her visable bump to determine she's a female.

I also found her very late last night out of her cave resting on her wood that you see behind the cave.
I put her back in her cave under the night-time bulb to keep her warm.
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Re: Black Beard and not Eating

Postby StratusL90 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:50 am

Recently I noticed she has some yellow staining on her cloths that she uses as a bedding.
I don't think she's throwing up, it seems more like urine stains.
I've only found one spot so far, and i'm not certain how long it's been there. I will be giving her a bath after this post to see if she needs to poop.
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Re: Black Beard and not Eating

Postby StratusL90 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 7:03 am

While putting her in the bath I noticed her head is really narrow.

Before: https://imgur.com/a/qtRXeHn
After: https://imgur.com/a/SGhE6zH

After getting in the bath she acted like she had to poop but only a little bit came out.
This just turned everything around in the worst possible way.
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Re: Black Beard and not Eating

Postby StratusL90 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:29 am

Update:
We just got home from the vet. He thinks it's an infection and loaded her with some shots.
During the car ride she was holding her head up more and seems to have more fight in her.
Vet gave us an ointment to put on her beard twice a day and some stuff to syringe feed her.
(Also to mist her with water on her beard) We're also going to be giving her water with calcium in it.

I'll update this post as it goes. Please keep her in your thoughts.
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Re: Black Beard and not Eating

Postby StratusL90 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:51 pm

Forgot to post the items they are giving her:

Enrofloxan Liquid (10mg/ml)
ssd Ointment (15gm)
SubQ Fluid

This is how they spelled it on the paper, it looks like there were a few other spelling mistakes including Pumpkins name.
I need opinions on what I should feed her while she's on these. Please let me know specific brands when recommending something.
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Re: She's gone.

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:48 pm

Did the vet run a test for an infection? Enrofloxacin is a broad spectrium antibiotic so hopefully it will help if the issue is infection. Offer plenty of water to keep her hydrated as these meds can be rough on their kidneys. The Subcutaneous injection should help with hydration as well.
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Re: She's gone.

Postby JessPets » Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:31 pm

Oh my, I am so sorry to hear about Pumpkin!! I can't imagine how upset you are right now :cry: :cry:
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Re: She's gone.

Postby AHBD » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:19 pm

Oh man, that's so sad, I'm so sorry. I didn't get any notifications of your last posts , just logged on now to see this. I guess you'll never really know exactly what happened. Again, I'm so sorry. I know you're devastated and this is so terrible for you. :(
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Re: She's gone.

Postby Drache613 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:09 am

Hello,

I am so sorry about Pumpkin, that is terrible & extremely sudden also. :cry:
That is horrible, I am so sorry to hear you lost her.

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Re: She's gone.

Postby CooperDragon » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:34 pm

StratusL90 wrote:Thanks to the limited amount of help and a inexperienced vet, I found pumpkin dead this morning.


I'm saddened to hear this :(
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