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Water in lungs

Postby SkittlesK » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:37 pm

Hey guys I posted earlier about skittles I was hearing popping sounds & she still makes them.
I got an x-ray the vet may have seen water in her lungs.
I will try to get the photo because they were unsure

Sound like a uri?
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Re: Water in lungs

Postby Drache613 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:59 pm

Hello,

It is a possibility she may have a respiratory infection. Did she aspirate any fluids in a bath
recently or from oral fluids?
How are her colors on her beard, is she in distress?
I would, for now, keep her tank around 80 or so overnight to help boost her immune system.
What are her basking temperatures during the day?

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Re: Water in lungs

Postby SkittlesK » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:11 pm

Okay.
Well I'm thinking it happened from oral fluids.
She doesn't seem in distress.
Everything else seems fine.
I can keep her temps 80 at night
I'll just run the heater.
basking temp is 100
She likes to hangout where its about 95

Would a probiotic help in this situation?
Like I said, I'm waiting on X-rays to show up in my email, maybe you guys will know what's going on


Little one is doing good! it's his first full day here with me.
Just wanted to add that in.
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Re: Water in lungs

Postby kingofnobbys » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:48 am

SkittlesK wrote:Okay.
Well I'm thinking it happened from oral fluids.
She doesn't seem in distress.
Everything else seems fine.
I can keep her temps 80 at night
I'll just run the heater.
basking temp is 100
She likes to hangout where its about 95

Would a probiotic help in this situation? <<<< what makes you think a probiotic will have ANY effect on a RI ?
Better off boosting temperatures overnight , and when she's asleep placing her so her head is lower than bottom (so any liquid on the lungs drains out under gravity).
If that doesn't work , antibiotics and perhaps nebulization is in order.


Like I said, I'm waiting on X-rays to show up in my email, maybe you guys will know what's going on


Little one is doing good! it's his first full day here with me.
Just wanted to add that in.
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Re: Water in lungs

Postby SkittlesK » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:14 pm

Still waiting for x-rays.
Will update!

We don't see respiratory infections around here often.
So I dunno.
Maybe she has water in lungs but no infection is present?
Will still try to dry & drain it out.
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Re: Water in lungs

Postby SkittlesK » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:50 pm

Okay X-rays are in.
Maybe an expert can chime in>?

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I see a couple dark spots idk that's not her lungs is it
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Re: Water in lungs

Postby kingofnobbys » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:14 pm

No expert at reading xrays.
Gas bubbles in her gut ?
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Re: Water in lungs

Postby CooperDragon » Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:29 pm

Also not trained to read an x-ray but it seems like it's likely empty space or gas to me as well. With dense objects like bones showing up as bright, dark objects would likely be less dense or air.
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