HELP WONT STOP COUGHING

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Re: HELP WONT STOP COUGHING

Postby ivetb » Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:59 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

How is your boy doing this evening? Has he thrown up at all?
The dose should be ok, but, if he doesn't have an infection it can affect him negatively &
really dehydrate him also.
If he doesn't have an infection then it wont help him at all really. The Gluconate is fine, as
long as it is dosed properly.
Is his beard still dark today?
Please let us know how he is doing, I hope he is not as critical today.

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He was coughing but not as much as the past day when i first got him back. He mostly seems to be exhaling and opening his mouth instead. His beard got regular luckily yesterday. But now I see a little darkness back. His tail also seems to be just a little dark also.
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Re: HELP WONT STOP COUGHING

Postby ivetb » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:01 am

KarrieRee wrote:Tracie is on late at nite so all responses come late at nite --- she can help the most w/ his medical in the meantime did you get your UVB situated?
Karrie


Yes I moved the UVB closer to him about 8 inches and got the reflector in place.
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Re: HELP WONT STOP COUGHING

Postby loljelloclowdz » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:05 pm

I’d force him to be at a downward position (aka if you see him basking, put a rolled up wash cloth under his butt so he’s tipped downward) for a few days just so he is able to drain his lungs.
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Re: HELP WONT STOP COUGHING

Postby Drache613 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:50 pm

Hello,

How is your little one doing? Hopefully his beard goes back to a normal color soon. If he
is feeling better he shouldn't be coughing anymore, either.
Be sure to keep him warm overnight too right, around 75-80 is good.

Keep us posted on him!

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Re: HELP WONT STOP COUGHING

Postby ivetb » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:46 am

loljelloclowdz wrote:I’d force him to be at a downward position (aka if you see him basking, put a rolled up wash cloth under his butt so he’s tipped downward) for a few days just so he is able to drain his lungs.


Okay I’ll keep that in mind but he seems to have stopped coughing but if he starts again I will for sure do that. Thank you.
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Re: HELP WONT STOP COUGHING

Postby ivetb » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:48 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

How is your little one doing? Hopefully his beard goes back to a normal color soon. If he
is feeling better he shouldn't be coughing anymore, either.
Be sure to keep him warm overnight too right, around 75-80 is good.

Keep us posted on him!

Tracie


He has stopped coughing so much like he did before luckily. His beard has also started looking more normal. How could I keep him warmer over night, I’m not sure how. Would I need another bulb?
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Re: HELP WONT STOP COUGHING

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:08 am

No invest in a CHE -- ceramic heat emitter - they come in different bulb wattages and look like a solid coil produce heat NO light --- you will need a dome w/ a ceramic socket --- place on the back of the tank middle on top of screen - it will keep your tank warmer at nite I use them for my 120 gallon tanks in the winter - bulb is a 100 watt -
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Re: HELP WONT STOP COUGHING

Postby ivetb » Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:50 pm

KarrieRee wrote:No invest in a CHE -- ceramic heat emitter - they come in different bulb wattages and look like a solid coil produce heat NO light --- you will need a dome w/ a ceramic socket --- place on the back of the tank middle on top of screen - it will keep your tank warmer at nite I use them for my 120 gallon tanks in the winter - bulb is a 100 watt -
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Do you have any recommendations? I just wanna make sure I get the best one.
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Re: HELP WONT STOP COUGHING

Postby KarrieRee » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:04 pm

I use a dome fixture w/ a ceramic socket zoo med che 100 watt for a 120 gallon tank but you may need to get something so you can adjust height- like a stand mine sit on top of the screen and it's 24" high and temps are around 70 in the winter
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Re: HELP WONT STOP COUGHING

Postby Drache613 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:16 pm

Hello,

That is great news he is doing better now. So he isn't coughing any right now?
I would still try to keep him a little warmer overnight to help boost his immune system,
in case he has developed a little bit of a respiratory issue.

Let us know how he is doing.
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