Broly the new super saiyan beardie

BlueDragon09

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Yeah I don’t think he’ll do it again. I mean I was right there I was getting it up. I look over with paper towel in hand I see it nowhere and he’s licking his lips...Im like “no freaking way...don’t take your sister’s advice she’s a hamster.” I know Bardiel is a troublemaker but she’s not gonna tell a dragon to eat his you know...crap.

Found the culprit why he doesn’t gain a lot of weight. Big C word... I don’t even wanna say it. Now I have to think about putting him down or let him live out the rest of his life with it. Tom said he seems happy and he eats, this is your decision he’s yours. He does seem happy and he has quality of life here he’s not lying around dying. He doesn’t seem he’s suffering he’s completely enjoying himself he does gain a little weight but he has trouble keeping it. Man I don’t know this crap is messed up. I will feel like a horrible person letting him live like this though he doesn’t seem hindered by it. Tom will support my decision. He understands it’s a hard one to make as he seems happy. I guess when he stops eating and lying around dying quality of life is gone. I don’t know...I will need a lot of time and thought into this. He’s asleep right now. Im just here thinking of the hardest decision is he suffering? Is he happy? You know those questions. He doesn’t have a black beard anymore...dang. I had a dog like this and he went peacefully no vet he went to sleep and he was happy until the end. You can’t tell he’s lost weight. Maybe I should let him go losing weight he can’t be happy...my head hurts. I’ll try to sleep being sleep deprived won’t help my decision making any easier as if it’s easier in the first place.
 

SHBailey

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Sorry to hear that you found out what's wrong with Broly and that's what it turned out to be. But it doesn't sound like he's suffering so as long as he's still enjoying life I think you're doing the right thing by letting him live as long as it's still worth it for him. Tough decision, but you don't have to decide right away as long as he's still happy. I wish you and him all the best for whatever time he has left.
 

BlueDragon09

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We’re going to go through with the surgery it’s small and must’ve shown up late winter with the new symptoms. Tom is confident Broly will make it through. How it was described seems only some of the liver will be cut off to make sure it’s all gone and no chance to come back and spread.

He’s eating lots better! He’s finishing bowls of squash most days so he’s getting supplements. He can not care for salads though it’s offered every morning ever since he was a baby. He just doesn’t give two rats behind about greens and bell peppers lol. I better get some sleep. Oh he’s also keeping weight on.
 

SHBailey

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It sounds like he's got a good chance. The liver can grow back in humans so I assume it's the same for bearded dragons. Is Tom going to do the surgery himself? It sounds like Broly is doing well in the meantime, and even if he doesn't eat greens, at least he eats squash so you've got something to put the supplements in. I know from personal experience that beardies who don't eat their veggies can still stay healthy. Whatever he eats, at least it's good that he's maintaining his weight.
 

BlueDragon09

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He made it through guys! Tom did it himself and Broly is already home. Broly stayed at the hospital for a few days after the surgery just in case. I have pain meds for him he’s not been black bearding at all since. Broly looks a whole lot better than before like nothing happened. Luckily he doesn’t move too much so he’s happier chilling in his warm window right now. I don’t wanna stress him with outside at the moment though birds/noises and smells don’t bother him but I rather keep stress low. I pick him up carefully trying not to hurt him. I don’t pick him up every day because obviously some days he’s not interested. He is eating a bit not as much and it’s understandable. He ate about 4 roaches before going to sleep under his basking light. I’ll show pics of him eventually it’s been a while. I’ll just get through recovery time first then take pics.
 

BlueDragon09

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He’s a lot happier today so I took a few pics and will upload tomorrow or Friday. As a warning he still looks skinny but he’s on the mend. Now that the cancer is gone some healthy liver went with it unfortunately. Tom said it will regenerate itself so that’s good news. This poor beardie been through hell. Knot in the intestines (fixed itself), aggressive MBD from an early age which turned to arthritis senior years and now cancer. He’s beaten all the odds. Even cancer didn’t keep him down. He’s truly a miracle child.

Urate looked like an off white color but not blue. He might have weird urates for a while and Im ok with it. He polished off a whole bowl of squash looks like his big appetite is on and off.
 

SHBailey

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Glad to hear that Broly made it through the surgery, and it sounds like he's doing better. He's definitely a trooper for overcoming all the stuff he's had to deal with -- and you too, of course, for taking care of him through it all.

It's easy to get lost in all the different colors urate can be, but I think off-white is the most normal one, so you're good there. If it stays that way, that's one less thing to worry about.

We just got back from visiting family in Homer and it was quite an "adventure" (euphemism) this time. Our car broke down in the middle of nowhere on the way down. First thing to go wrong was the engine overheating, so we managed to get it a little further along by stopping every few miles to let the engine cool down, but then it decided it was out of gas (we had half a tank) and wouldn't go at all, so we had to get towed the rest of the way, and then we had to have it towed all the way back to Anchorage ($$$) because there were no shops in Homer that weren't booked out for weeks. No rental cars available so we borrowed one from a friend (a very good friend, we owe him big time) to get me back home because I couldn't ride in the tow truck with my husband (can't climb up that high and not enough room in the cab for two people anyway, and not allowed to ride in the car while it's being towed.) So my husband rode home with the tow truck, got the car from our friend, and drove back to Homer to get me. Then we almost hit a moose on the way home (at least it was almost -- stopped just in time) and then almost got mixed up in a forest fire -- the fire trucks had traffic stopped and backed up for about 3 miles along the highway. Fortunately, we were one of the first in line, but too close to the smoke for comfort. If I had seen flames I would have freaked out, but it looked like they got it out before they let us move on. I don't like to think what else could have gone wrong on this trip. At least we made it home in one piece, just barely.
 

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