UPDATE on Pinworms- Much Improvement!

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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby SoleSky » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:10 am

Thanks for the reply Tracie! His viv will be a 4x2x2 melamine, possibly with a custom wall with a bigger basking spot. His UVB SHOULD be here by Wednesday. They've been a bit backed up I guess. After three long baths still no poo. But he should have some stuff in him because he ate a little. I'll keep up the bathing.
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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby Drache613 » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:33 am

Hello!

Oops, sorry I missed your post. You can always email me too, if you need.
How is your tank coming along? Did you get your new UVB too?
How is he doing now, eating a lot more I hope?

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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby SoleSky » Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:33 am

Hey Tracie, haven't started the viv yet. Still studying my butt off for finals :P. The bulb came in and he's been getting up and basking. Still eats on and off. Won't touch salad :/ unfortunately. He started drinking water from a syringe again though which is good. He's a good boy, I just wish he'd get better. I feel like if he'd poo he would feel much better.
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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby Drache613 » Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:37 am

Hello,

That is good news though, that he is doing a little bit better & taking water from a syringe/dropper now.
Does he like his new light pretty well? I hope that really helps him a lot. It should, with better UVB exposure that is!
Keep me posted on him.
Good luck on your finals!

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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby SoleSky » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:28 am

Hey, thanks Tracie! He ate about 5 worms yesterday. So that's pretty good he had a hungry burst. I still need him to poo, it's been sooo long D:
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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby Drache613 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:40 am

Hello,

That is great he ate 5 worms though! :D
Try giving him some diluted juice to get some extra fluids into him. That may help out for him.


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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby SoleSky » Sun Dec 11, 2011 8:07 am

Any juice in particular? I have OJ but that has a lot of sugar. I bought him some crix hoping he would eat them but he was like "peh". If I find the powdered pedialyte I will get some.
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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby Drache613 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:19 pm

Hello,

No, they are not good with citrus, it is too acidic.
Try apple, grape, or cranberry juice, diluted 3 parts water to 1 part juice.
Maybe he will change his mind & eat a few crickets for you.

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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby SoleSky » Sun Dec 11, 2011 2:28 pm

I feed my dubia citrus, could this be why he doesn't want to eat them?
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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby Drache613 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:10 am

Hello,

I would discontinue the use of citrus with your dubias. They are not able to handle citrus very well.
Try feeding a low to medium protein food for the dubias with apples for moisture.

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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby SoleSky » Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:17 pm

Hey Tracie! Good news for today- BeeGee ate around 15 supers! and yesterday ate around 7. He's begun doing well. Still won't touch salad but that's a step were coming up to. First it was just getting him to eat which he seemed to do a lot of today. He's been taking water from a syringe as well so that's helping too. He finally pooed but my mom cleaned it before I could get him another fecal. He doesn't seem to want to sleep all day anymore though. Every morning he gets up and basks. I will begin feeding my roaches crunched up dog food and an apple or potato for moisture.
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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby Drache613 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:33 am

Hello Alyssa!

That is great news about BeeGee eating all of those supers today & yesterday. That should help him to gain some weight back now.
So he is basking more also? It sounds like he has really improved now. It sometimes takes them awhile to begin improving as their systems work fairly slowly.
Ah, too bad you didn't get a chance to get a fecal sample yet, hopefully next time.
How are the roaches doing now? I hope the new diet works well for them!

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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Still Positive For Pinworms

Postby SoleSky » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:24 pm

Hey Tracie, BeeGee is doing really well, hes already pooed around 3 times since i've been home in a 10 day period so its been going well. To my surprise he's been running around his tank every morning and glass dancing which he hasn't done since he was a baby. I'm really happy, it seems we've finally made some progress. He's been eating every day now and seems bright and alert. I can't wait to see how the future will turn out! I changed the roach diet so hopefully he will like the taste better.
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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Much Improvement!

Postby Drache613 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:43 am

Hello Alyssa,

That is great news BeeGee is doing so well & is so active right now!
At least he is eating well now also, finally. I know it has been a little while since he has eaten so much. If his colors are bright &
he is more active I would say he is probably on the mend now.
Hopefully he likes the roaches more with the diet change of them. I am happy to hear he is glass dancing again, too. :blob5:


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Re: UPDATE on Pinworms- Much Improvement!

Postby SoleSky » Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:48 pm

Tracie,

This is the final update because BeeGee is a new dragon now. He has started eating salad, pooing every day, very active and bright in color, eats at least 5 supers a day. He is doing great! The worms were really holding him back. Thank you for all you have done over the months of his recovery. He is a much happier, healthier dragon now.

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