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Postby rsrobinzon » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:33 pm

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Last week my beardie had a bump develop over her eye. Then last weekend it doubled in size and caused her eye to close and bulge out. Needless to say I took her to a vet on Monday. They let me bring her home today after a week of antibiotics and 2 attempts to drain it. The vet believes she will need surgery to remove the "mass". I am not thrilled with having her go under for surgery. It does look better but is there anything else I can do or have the vet test for? I would really like to rule out as much as possible before resorting to surgery. I have attached pictures. She did try to open her eye today. We originally thought she had stuck shed then infection from trying to get it off and possibly scratching it. [Click image to enlarge]
Thank you in advance for the assistance.
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Re: Help

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:38 am

I am sorry no one has responded to your post - please send a PM to AHBD or Drache613- she is the vet moderator- one of them should be able to help you
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Re: Help

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:48 am

Did the vet test the content of the mass to determine if it is something like an aneurysm or if it's something related to trauma etc? I think the best course of care would be easier to determine if the cause of the mass is determined. Is her eye still closed after the antibiotic treatment?
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Re: Help

Postby rsrobinzon » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:06 pm

She is opening her eye some. But the eye itself is still pressed downward. She has 1 last dose of antibiotics tonight. I believe its trauma induced. She was glass suffering the week before. I now believe she wanted out of her tank. That doesnt surprise me though as unfortunately we live in construction right now. And no we didnt get her knowing we would be living in construction. Hopefully my house will be fixed from its Hurricane Michael damage in the next month or 2
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Re: Help

Postby CooperDragon » Mon Jul 01, 2019 12:09 pm

If it's not a bacterial infection then the antibiotics aren't likely to be helping. Without knowing the cause or what's going on inside the inflamed area, I'm not sure what the best way to proceed is. I would ask the vet what they found going on inside the affected area.
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