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    Dear Liz.. (A letter to my beloved beardie)

    Thank you all so much! Reading your kind words really warms my heart. I didn't think anyone would even click on my post so it is so nice that all of you took the time to read and comment. I miss Liz so much but it's getting a little better day by day.
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    Sorry for the delayed response, I took a break from the forum because it was making me too sad. I appreciate all your advice over the years! And thank you for the kind words. I'm doing a lot better actually but I still miss her tremendously. We just got her ashes back two days ago and are...
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    Dear Liz.. (A letter to my beloved beardie)

    I wrote this letter to my bearded dragon Liz who we had put to sleep last night after a long battle with MBD and constant egg laying. It's long and sappy and I don't really expect anyone to read it, but if someone does maybe they can relate to some of the feelings I have right now. And it...
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    Thank you so much. After we said goodbye, my husband and I started looking at older pictures of her before she went on a laying rampage, and she really looked like an entirely different dragon. Her laying seasons in 2021 and 2022 really did a number on her. I don’t think we realized how bad she...
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    Thank you. She's gone. There is a huge hole in my heart right now. I'll probably write up a little memorial for her on the Beardie Memorial forum and link it here in case anyone cares. She was my first and only beardie and I knew it would hurt when she left but this is really awful. The last...
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    Thank you. I spoke with the doctor again and because we don't want her to be in pain any longer than she needs to be, we have decided to have her go to sleep tonight. I'm totally heartbroken and my face is in pain from crying all day, but I think this is the right thing to do. Thank you so much...
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    Thank you both very much. bayoupig5, those are wonderful tips and I'll absolutely keep them in mind if I ever adopt another dragon or I'll pass them along to someone whose beardie is struggling with the same issue. xp29, I totally agree that I would want to give her every fighting chance...
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    I'm sorry for writing another reply so soon. I just got off the phone with the nurse. She told me that the doctor believes that she is not a good candidate for emergency surgery and honestly thinks that her quality of life is not good and that we should euthanize her. I asked if it's possible...
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    I really wish I had gotten her spayed earlier. I'm kicking myself for that. What was holding me back was the risk of surgery on her body, but now it's even riskier. A vet (who was not an exotic specialist) told me that surgery on reptiles was extremely risky and they usually don't survive, so...
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    Hey everyone. Wanted to give a little update on Liz's visit at the Animal Medical Center in NYC. The Dr confirmed that she is in rough shape (thank you everyone for being honestly about that) and that if she continues to lay continuously like this she won't be around for much longer. At this...
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    Hi Tracie, Thankfully her beard is not dark. She is still crawling around trying to lay, which makes me feel a bit better knowing that she hasn’t given up. I’m guessing they will give me carnivore care today and maybe inject her with an IV to help with dehydration. Right now we were just giving...
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    Thank you so much. I'm very worried about her, but what gives me hope is that I know she is one resilient lizard. There have been so many times where I really didn't think she'd make it, but she always pulled through. I hope it's the same this time!
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    Thank you so much. I won’t go into her whole life story, but she’s had MBD since we adopted her four years ago. I wish she didn’t have it and that she could just live life as a normal bearded dragon without these health issues.
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    Sunken fat pads after leaving her for vacation..advice?

    I am taking Liz to the vet tomorrow morning. Hopefully they can help and give me the right kind of supplement she needs, and possibly some pitocin as well.
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