EMERGENCY! Beardie swallowed a dime

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EMERGENCY! Beardie swallowed a dime

Postby charliesmom99 » Tue May 07, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi, I have a 2 year old male beardie named Charlie. He’s about 21 inches long. About an hour ago he swallowed a dime, it just happened so fast. I made an appointment with a vet for tomorrow morning but it’s possible that he might need $1000 surgery which I can not afford. Does anyone have any knowledge on the subject or a similar experience??
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Re: EMERGENCY! Beardie swallowed a dime

Postby claudiusx » Tue May 07, 2019 8:01 pm

I would see if it passes before opting for surgery. A dime shouldn't be too much for an adult dragon to pass although it's probably not going to be super comfortable.

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Re: EMERGENCY! Beardie swallowed a dime

Postby Aaradimian » Wed May 08, 2019 7:27 am

Here is a thread where one ate a penny and eventually passed it. It looks like this is a safer thing than immediately opting for a surgical route as there were other posts about going that way & the dragon not surviving. Good luck & please keep us updated!

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Re: EMERGENCY! Beardie swallowed a dime

Postby claudiusx » Wed May 08, 2019 9:16 am

I do want to mention that from the thread linked above, the switch to regular food is most likely what helped pass the penny through the system.

The object needs help to be pushed through the system, and the baby food she was using at first was most likely slipping right past the penny and not pushing it along.

I think the baby food is a good idea to keep nutrients moving in and out during this time, and to help prevent an impaction, but use the baby food as a supplement to the normal food you offer imo.

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Re: EMERGENCY! Beardie swallowed a dime

Postby AHBD » Wed May 08, 2019 9:32 am

I agree with the others, dragons can usually pass these objects so I'd just feed him mostly as usual but include a lot of hydration and offer only smallish prey items. I can imagine how worried you are but that is what I would do. Surgery has it's own huge risks.
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Re: EMERGENCY! Beardie swallowed a dime

Postby claudiusx » Sun May 12, 2019 8:18 pm

Hi,

Any update for us?
How's your dragon doing?

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Re: EMERGENCY! Beardie swallowed a dime

Postby charliesmom99 » Mon May 13, 2019 4:37 pm

Hi! Thanks for all your advice and concerns, just an update charlie threw up the dime! He’s gonna be okay
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Re: EMERGENCY! Beardie swallowed a dime

Postby AHBD » Mon May 13, 2019 7:10 pm

Good for him ! I bet you're very relieved and glad that you don't have to wait to see how it turns out.
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Re: EMERGENCY! Beardie swallowed a dime

Postby claudiusx » Mon May 13, 2019 7:56 pm

Good news thanks for updating us :)

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Re: EMERGENCY! Beardie swallowed a dime

Postby Drache613 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:32 am

Hello,

That is great news he got that out of his system, poor guy had to throw it up though!
Is his appetite doing well then after this episode?
They are absolutely so fast that it's hard to catch them on everything they do.
I'm glad that he is doing fine now.


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