I took in a bearded dragon two months ago from a friend who couldn’t take care of her anymore. It was a last minute thing and I have reptile experience with snakes but not with bearded dragons although I am educating myself each and every day. My friend got her as a rescue as well so we both don’t know her history or how old she is. However, when given to my partner and I we noticed she wouldn’t eat anything for days, she came in a small 40 gallon enclosure with no proper bulb or heating. She looked dark and still does and really skinny. To top it all off she had something bulging out her eye. My usual exotic vet was out of town so I took her to another one close by although I decided I will be making my next visit to my usual vet as I don’t think the one I took her to doesn’t know much about beardie despite seeing some before. They ran blood work and said she’s lethargic, had low blood pressure and dehydrated. We were given oral baytril mixed with flagyl to give her for two weeks and come back as well as critical care. She did start moving on her own and started to eat some horn worms and just recently super worms. Hates veggies even with bee pollen. Eye doesn’t bulge anymore but three weeks ago it started getting teary eyed and she closes it a lot. Took her in a week ago and they gave me more of the same medication and ointment for her eye which I can’t for the life of me seem to get it on the eye it’s like I can get it on her waterline but she closes her eye ball really well. They want me to drop off any feces to test for parasites and Atadenovirus. I’m hesitant to go back as when we took her back they did an x ray because they thought she was bloated but I told them I heard they do that when nervous or when they’re in water so I didn’t think so but they did so anyways and came back saying when they put her on her side she deflated. I was still charged for it and they claimed they never seen that before. I do wanna mention I do soak her and I noticed it helps her eye and she’s about to shed. She also drinks no water not even when in the bowl, ever. She’ll get big in the water but closes her eyes and relax. They used the computer for everything and I get there’s times there’s probably special cases and they need references but it just seemed off to me that it was used the whole time. They’re more specialized in birds I should mention. I don’t know if I should have them test her or I should go to my usual vet for the testing but I will certainly take her to my usual vet for other things however I wanted to know if I can do a test at home. Also she’s still in the tank I plan on upgrading it when I get more money. She has a better bulb and now sun bathes often. I believe she got a 100W bulb from Zoo Med and it’s much warmer now in her tank.