My girl just had a big surgery to get a mass removed

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My girl just had a big surgery to get a mass removed

Postby Larss » Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:28 pm

My lizard just had a pretty big surgery yesterday and I got to take her home today. Tho something doesn’t seem right. When I very gently pick her up she seems almost dead aka she won’t open her eyes and seems just off is this normal or should I contact my vet
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Re: My girl just had a big surgery to get a mass removed

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 04, 2021 5:32 pm

Contact your vet and am flagging your post to Tracie she is on late at nite
Please post what she had surgery for what kinds of meds were give and how much -- this is going to help her --- UVB brand and bulb coil or tube -- basking temps what are they and how are you taking them
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Re: My girl just had a big surgery to get a mass removed

Postby Larss » Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:35 pm

Hi thank you she has an all living things uv light and heat lamp the medicine she is taking is called sulfamethoxazole and it’s 0.7 ml a day. Her surgery was getting a mass removed on her left size and she is 10 years old. The vet isn’t open but I will call first thing tomorrow
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Re: My girl just had a big surgery to get a mass removed

Postby KarrieRee » Fri Jun 04, 2021 6:57 pm

All living things is a long tube or a coil?
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Re: My girl just had a big surgery to get a mass removed

Postby Drache613 » Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:00 pm

Hello

Poor girl, I am sure she is very weak. She had a tumor/mass removed?
I would definitely contact the vet if she is relatively unresponsive right now. It is common
for them to have side effects & very lethargic behavior after a surgery due to the after
effects of the anesthesia
Is her beard darker than usual?
We need the names of the medications you have her on. Try to keep her a little warmer
during the night for help with her immune system.

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Re: My girl just had a big surgery to get a mass removed

Postby Larss » Sat Jun 05, 2021 4:32 am

Hi thank you. She’s looking a little better this morning when I went to go give her her meds. More alert and lighter beard. My vet recommended pushing fluids so I did that too. She hasn’t ate yet tho and still seems very lethargic.


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Re: My girl just had a big surgery to get a mass removed

Postby Drache613 » Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:45 am

Hello,

That's great to hear her color is better today. If her beard has lightened up then she is feeling
better. It sometimes takes a few days for them to start feeling more normal after getting a
major surgery & for the anesthesia to wear off.
Definitely pushing more fluids would be a good idea for awhile. Let us know how she is doing.

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Re: My girl just had a big surgery to get a mass removed

Postby loljelloclowdz » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:48 pm

After my wisdom tooth surgery my mom thought I was dead a few times because it would take a good shake to wake me up to change my gauze pads & I was just flopped over from the meds. It was the most relaxing sleep I’ve ever had — it’s no wonder druggies abuse ketamine. She’s likely like 🤤 right now lol.
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Re: My girl just had a big surgery to get a mass removed

Postby Larss » Sun Jun 06, 2021 2:50 pm

Hi just a little update but today she looks a lot better. Her beard is almost it’s normal color and she is eating on her own with the promise of some meal worms. I am still pushing fluids because she has yet to drink on her own but overall almost her normal self.
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Re: My girl just had a big surgery to get a mass removed

Postby Drache613 » Mon Jun 07, 2021 12:38 am

Hello,

That is great news to hear she is starting to get back to normal. Give her some time,
bless her. Do they want to see her again soon, just for a check up to be sure she is
healing up well?
I hope her appetite comes back full force too! Keep us posted on her progress.

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