ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

This forum is for urgent health concerns, where your beardie seems very ill and you need immediate help!

ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby Zanna » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:51 am

id hoped never to be posting here again ;(

Lizzy was fine last night at bed time. I have returned from church to take her out for play time and her right front arm is totally limp. She's not using it to walk at all. She's just dragging it.

When I took her from her tank she didn't really want to come out but she had her happy colors on. She still pretty much does. Her beard isn't black and she isn't gaping when I move her leg. I'm absolutely distraught. I had put a little ladder in there this week and she has been running amuck but now I'm not even sure if it happened when I was trying to get her from her tank. Tho I'm pretty careful :/

Any way money tight, I hate saying that because I feel like Vet obviously but any advice would be appreciated!!
Suzanna
[Click image to enlarge]
Last edited by Zanna on Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Zanna
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:57 pm

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby AHBD » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:55 am

Sorry to hear this Suzanna, can you post a pic of the ladder ? It sounds like you need to take it out ASAP.

Anyway you can post a video of her walking ? That could be helpful. It's probably just a sprain [ hopefully ]
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 17270
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby Zanna » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:11 pm

It was just a repti hammock on the wall AHBD and I ripped that son of a B out the moment I saw her leg. My is flattening the cage set up so no furniture and putting a towel. Can u tell me to post a vid my son is trying to get her as I type.

Thank for quick reply!
Zanna
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:57 pm

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby AHBD » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:17 pm

Yeah, get rid of the ladders + hammocks for sure. And I'm afraid that I have no idea how to post a vid....I see people have them on youtube + then post here. Someone who knows how to do it should reply soon.

At any rate, it's most likely a sprain....if you made her basking areas flat + soft and let her rest that's probably going to do the trick. I think she would react much worse if it were a break but of course the only way to be positive is to have an xray done.
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 17270
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby Zanna » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:20 pm

Yes my son said you tube ;) here is the link of her walking hon https://youtu.be/wVailEv4G_c

She seems to be trying to use it now... I'm thinking she wouldn't be able to if it was dislocated?
Zanna
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:57 pm

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby AHBD » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:29 pm

Ah, a young person in the house always knows about these things. :) But yeah, poor girl, that's enough walking, just let her rest now. A sprain is most likely, but again, only an xray would tell you for sure.
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 17270
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby Zanna » Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:17 pm

Thank you AHBD. I really wanna take her out and cuddle her but she's actually got her leg in a forward propped position in her viv. So going to leave her be. She got a little excited at the site of all her blankies laid out on the floor but now she looks like she's a bit miffed at the furniture removal.

In the morning if she's still dragging it as badly I will have to take her in. I just couldn't live with myself if it's dislocated. The vets aren't open on Sunday unless you have a very thick pocket pocket book. I do wish she would eat some salad or something tho.

I was in the process of making her a giant sized wall climber and hammock. Not sure I'm going to do that now. She never gets hurt when she's supervised :(
Zanna
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:57 pm

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby Permutation » Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:19 pm

Poor girl, I'm glad she has a responsible parent :) I would give advice but I've not seen this in my reptile family. So I would go with AHBD's advice. I know weekend vet visits can cost a lot and often the emergency clinics don't have good experience with reptiles so it can be worth it to wait.
Permutation
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 122
Joined: Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:25 am

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:17 pm

Moving like how my George (The BTS) did when he broke the upper bone in his arm (somehow in his rearing tub as a juvenile).... Vet made a pin and mended the bone by inserting it in the broken bone.

Sprain will come good in a couple days, a dislocation in the elbow or a break needs a vet .... looks more like a dislocation or break to me.... I've have elbow and shoulder dislocations myself and sometimes popped it back in myself on the --- CRUNCH AND POP AND OUCH !!! --- others were to severe , same left elbow for me --- the longer yopu leave a dislocation the harder it gets to fix as the arm will blow up like a balloon and this makes it harder to move the bones about and sore ....

I wouldn't wait , i'd be off to get xrays done and find out for sure , and if broken or dislocated the vet will want to fix it under a general ... if a sprain , he'll likely send you home with beardie and some painrelief. Better off knowing for sure IMO.
CBDs: Puff ( RIP 10Dec2015 (3.2 years old (aneurism)) ,Rex (RIP 16Mar2017 at 4.6 yrs old (unexplained death)) , both adopted at 6wks old..Toothless & Peppa : (5 wks old 19dec2015).
Eastern BT Skinks : George & Mildred (born Sept 2010).
Eastern Water Skinks : Lucky (wild juvenile), rescued from a cat.Taken by a SI and far too soon, 9mths with us. RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles - (rescued injured), small lizard thought she was a big lizard, 7-8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016.)
kingofnobbys
BD.org Addict
 
Posts: 6520
Joined: Tue May 12, 2015 10:56 pm

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby kingofnobbys » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:23 pm

Permutation wrote:Poor girl, I'm glad she has a responsible parent :) I would give advice but I've not seen this in my reptile family. So I would go with AHBD's advice. I know weekend vet visits can cost a lot and often the emergency clinics don't have good experience with reptiles so it can be worth it to wait.


Any vet can do xrays .... and they can always call in the experienced specialist vet if needed.
Cost is a secondary issue ... if broken or dislocated it needs attention right away.
CBDs: Puff ( RIP 10Dec2015 (3.2 years old (aneurism)) ,Rex (RIP 16Mar2017 at 4.6 yrs old (unexplained death)) , both adopted at 6wks old..Toothless & Peppa : (5 wks old 19dec2015).
Eastern BT Skinks : George & Mildred (born Sept 2010).
Eastern Water Skinks : Lucky (wild juvenile), rescued from a cat.Taken by a SI and far too soon, 9mths with us. RIP 21Jul2010.Wriggles - (rescued injured), small lizard thought she was a big lizard, 7-8 yrs old, died in her sleep, RIP 2Feb2016.)
kingofnobbys
BD.org Addict
 
Posts: 6520
Joined: Tue May 12, 2015 10:56 pm

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby Drache613 » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:41 pm

Hello,

Oh bless her! She definitely hurt it on the ladder & hammock. They are so nice to have but sometimes a hazard! I am sure she will be perfectly fine, but probably does hurt some though.
At least she is trying to use it so hopefully it is just a sprain but not broken.
She sure is colorful, too. I hope she gets better soon!


Tracie
User avatar
Drache613
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 33737
Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2006 9:33 pm
Location: May, Texas

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby Zanna » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:50 am

Thanks everyone :) yeah I agree on most cases cost wouldn't matter except I'm unemployed right now so literally no money. I'll take her in today and hope it's just a sprain. I can cover a hundred bucks... any more and I'm in trouble.

I don't think I'll be putting any ladders back in. Of course I don't know for sure that's the culprit but she's been running around crazy and that's the only new thing she has. Fingers crossed!
Zanna
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:57 pm

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby AHBD » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:57 am

Try not to worry too much....I think it's likely a sprain and she'll be fine. :)
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 17270
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby Zanna » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:26 am

AHBD is so wish that's true but I've got her on my headboard where her secondary basking/uvb spot is. She's trying to move her leg and her whole right side is like rippling. Her beard isn't horribly black, just the morning darky, and her tail isn't at all dark now her lights on. Just looked like she was trying to use her side muscles to move her leg. I guess I was hoping it would be a little better this morning. It's not swollen at least...
Zanna
Hatchling Poster
 
Posts: 233
Joined: Mon Aug 22, 2016 4:57 pm

Re: ARM DRAGGING PLEASE HELP!

Postby AHBD » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:04 am

Even a sprain would be painful + take time to heal. If you've ever sprained your ankle, you know it takes a bit of time to heal + be able to walk on it again.

So I'm hoping it's just that, but it may be more serious. Are you having it looked at ?
AHBD
BD.org Sicko
 
Posts: 17270
Joined: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 am

Next

Return to Beardie ER

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users