Bearded dragon prolapse + emergency vet costs. Help!

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Bearded dragon prolapse + emergency vet costs. Help!

Postby Emaydeoh » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:37 pm

I took my 8 year old female bearded dragon (Norbie) in today after noticing a large prolapse this morning (1” of red tissue from her vent). She was normal, active, and eating her Dubias yesterday.

After searching all morning an exotic vet at a university exotic specialist clinic was able to see her.
They gave her anesthesia, put everything back inside of her, and gave her stitches to prevent another prolapse. They said it looked like possible reproductive tissue and not urinary or digestive tissue. It has been 5 hours since I brought her home and she is still asleep from sedation. I keep checking her breathing but she won’t open her eyes.

She will need X-rays and stool samples this week as well and I am worried about cost. I lost my job due to covid and her exam/ treatment today was $565 even though they quoted me $350. Does this seem normal? I’d do anything for her though even if it means going into debt. I love Norbie so much. Hoping so much she pulls through tonight and wakes up tomorrow.
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Postby Drache613 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:27 am

Hello,

Oh poor girl, that was not pleasant for her at all! Has she laid any infertile eggs previously?
How is her breathing, steady right now?
Do you get a reaction from her if you move her or try to hold her, etc? I hope that she opens
her eyes also. It does take a bit for them to come out of anesthesia. I'm a little surprised that
she didn't hold her overnight or longer to watch her making sure she didn't have any type of
complication with the anesthesia.
Is her beard black?
Those costs are actually not awful for what they did. I am wondering why they quoted lower
than the actual costs though. Was there anything extra they did that they didn't plan on doing
once you brought her in? Did they send you home with any medications, creams, ointments,
or other supplies?

Let us know how Norbie is doing. Be sure to keep her a little warmer overnight, while she isn't
feeling 100%.

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Re: Bearded dragon prolapse + emergency vet costs. Help!

Postby Emaydeoh » Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:06 am

Tracie,

Thank you so much for your reply. I wasn’t sure how to directly reply to you so hope this shows up.

She is still alive this morning but VERY out of it. Still won’t really open her eyes and is pretty floppy even when I lift her. Tried to drip some water on her mouth but no response.

She did open her eyes last night and take a few steps to readjust her body. Her beard isn’t black and she is normal color. I’ve been closely monitoring her breathing and it seems normal, although it is hard to tell sometimes. If I touch her her head, her eyes will squint a little.
She laid infertile eggs a little less than a year ago and the vet said he possibly felt new follicles in her belly.

Her treatment was normal so I’m not sure either, but they did send me home with injectible shots to give her - one for pain meds, and one for antibiotics. I’m just worried that she is still so out of it even after it being 11am here and we brought her home 6pm yesterday. Her vet is in another city but may call them.
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Re: Bearded dragon prolapse + emergency vet costs. Help!

Postby Drache613 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:36 pm

Hello,

How is your girl doing this evening? Has she started responding more & waking up I hope?
Is her beard still clear & not dark?
How many days did the vet want her on the antibiotics? Keep her well hydrated while she
is on her meds.
I hope she is doing better, soon. I would recommend giving her some probiotics also while
she is on medications, too.

Let us know how she is doing.
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Postby Emaydeoh » Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:41 pm

Norbie is doing a bit better than my last post. She got up a few times today to move herself and she even climbed into her basking spot. She was opening her eyes more and not as floppy. I was able to get her to drink some water from a dropper (does anyone have good ideas how to get her to drink more?)
She tried to poop and some white urate stuff came out with some other goo. She obviously got irritated from this and darkened her beard. It lightened back up once she went to sleep on me & she had pain meds.
She had no interest in soft veggies even though the doc said good may help her recovery.
She had another dose of painkillers and is supposed to have those and antibiotics for a week.
I just woke her up to move her to her comfy spot and she black bearded but she has always HATED Being woken up.
I will keep you all updated on how she does tomorrow. She is a fighter.
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Re: Bearded dragon prolapse + emergency vet costs. Help!

Postby Drache613 » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:18 am

Hello,

How is she doing today?
So is she up & around some then & not as sleepy now?
I'm glad to hear that she did climb up on her basking spot & took some water also! Just using
the plastic dropper several times per day if needed, to get more oral fluids into her is really the
only way you can get more water into her. You could try training her to drink water out of a shallow
dish by swirling your finger around in the water to produce movement so she might learn to drink
that way.
Hopefully the painkillers will help her out. Overall it sounds like she is improving slowly.

Keep us posted on her.

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