Please help!!!! Baby bearded dragon failure to thrive!

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Re: Please help!!!! Baby bearded dragon failure to thrive!

Postby KarrieRee » Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:35 am

Yes that will work and add a drop or two of olive oil- it will help push things thru if she is impacted-
See if she will eat / lick it off a spoon or you may haft to feed w/ syringe - very slowly so she does not aspirate it
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Re: Please help!!!! Baby bearded dragon failure to thrive!

Postby hhurley79 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:43 pm

Thank you all for your knowledge and guidance. I brought her to the vet in hopes they can help me save her, they did everything they could (I think) and unfortunately she died on my way home from the vet.
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Re: Please help!!!! Baby bearded dragon failure to thrive!

Postby KarrieRee » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:20 pm

I am so sorry to hear about your baby- what did they do at the vet?
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Re: Please help!!!! Baby bearded dragon failure to thrive!

Postby hhurley79 » Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:25 pm

They gave me critical care to feed her, but she passed before we got home. They also gave subcutaneous fluids to hydrate her and tested her for parasites which came back negative.
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Re: Please help!!!! Baby bearded dragon failure to thrive!

Postby Drache613 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:03 am

Hello,

Oh no, I am so sorry you lost your baby, how awful! I hope that the vet didn't do something
to have caused this. Did they give any shots or injections while she was there?
I am sorry for your loss. :cry:


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Re: Please help!!!! Baby bearded dragon failure to thrive!

Postby hhurley79 » Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:50 am

As far as I know all the vet did was give her fluids under the skin. When I left the vet she was alive but when I got home (about a 30 min drive) she was gone. I talked to a bearded dragon breeder who has been trying to help me save her. When I told her Phoenix had bubbles in her mouth and it was able open she suspects the vet gave her to many fluids which she regurgitated and drowned on. How do I prove that tho? I feel like I killed her because I told the vet to give her fluids if she needs them. Now she’s gone. My heart is broken.
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Re: Please help!!!! Baby bearded dragon failure to thrive!

Postby Drache613 » Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:45 am

Hello,

I am so sorry, I know how difficult loss is & then blaming yourself. No it is not your fault at all!
If the vet just gave subcutaneous fluids then that probably is not the cause. Did he give any
oral fluids at all, or very little?
She wouldn't have choked on fluids that were given subcutaneously. Perhaps it was just too
much on her system, I am not sure.
Try not to fault yourself, you did everything you could. She was ill when you got her so she
likely had some issues before you got her.

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