He has a swollen shoulder/ pad

noella5088

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I just noticed his shoulder/pad is swollen and the other is not. Now, I feel guilty because I didn't see it before.

I have silkworms and hornworms coming in.
A black cherry powder supplement, calcium, vitamin liquids coming. Powders galore from bearded dragon. co.
I gave him some silkworm enzyme.
I will be alerting his vet tomorrow.
 

shmoomunchkin

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I just noticed his shoulder/pad is swollen and the other is not. Now, I feel guilty because I didn't see it before.

I have silkworms and hornworms coming in.
A black cherry powder supplement, calcium, vitamin liquids coming. Powders galore from bearded dragon. co.
I gave him some silkworm enzyme.
I will be alerting his vet tomorrow.
Do you have pics you can upload?
 

noella5088

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The one on the right- where his shed is. It's raised a little where as the one on the left is normal.

Are you able to see the photo?
 

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noella5088

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If it is in shed maybe that's causing it 🤔
I don't know. I've half a mind to go to the vet or continue with the enzyme and see if that helps if it's swollen and inflamed. He hasn't had roaches in two weeks because both of his legs swelled after eating them. When he quit eating them and was on just vegetables, his legs slowly returned to normal and he started to run around a whole lot. I think he hurt himself and keeps hurting himself glass dancing. He had a poo today and everything was ok with it.
He hasn't been eating on his own so I've been hand feeding him twice a day. I tend to worry. A whole lot.
 

noella5088

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That just means you care 🙂
I'm going to contact the vet tomorrow and see if I can 'get an x-ray of his bones. I only hope I have enough money to pay for his x-ray.
I do have a gofundme that's been open since he started to have roundworms. I think they did something to him. Taking all his nutrients from him. Since then, he's been like this.
 

noella5088

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I made an appointment at the vet for tomorrow morning at 9 AM. X-rays and to talk to the vet. I need to find out what is going on with his bones. Gulping- resolved on it's own. Front legs swelling- resolved after all vegetable diet. No insect or animal proteins.
Given a Silkworm Enzyme last night to help him naturally.
 

noella5088

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Newest Update:
He ate all his greens this morning- with my help.
He took silkworm enzyme and kidney function powder with calcium gluconate. (Liquid calcium.) He couldn't get enough of the black cherry flavored liquid calcium. He didn't even shake his head with the silkworm enzyme.
I'm giving him some love and cuddles after breakfast for a few minutes.
 

noella5088

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That is very encouraging 😀🙂
He's not lying his head down. He does when he wakes up, warms up, and then when he's all warm, he'll pick up his head and bask under his uvb. I can't tell if he is in pain or not because his actions are 'normal'.
I'm going to contact Tracie with a few questions about Silkworm Enzyme and if it's quickly absorbed.
 

noella5088

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He ate more dandelion greens, zucchini, a few smashed canned garbanzo beans- rinsed very well, spirulina powder- that was a little too much and got it all over me and him, alfalfa powder, probiotic powder, sprinkling of multivitamin powder, bee pollen, spritzing of water.
 

noella5088

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I don't see any swelling at all in the shoulder area.
It's only when he puts pressure on it.
I took him to the vet and got an x-ray. He says he's going to send it to a specialist who reads x-rays because there were some 'areas' that may be 'osteoporosis' and wants to make sure his diagnosis is right. He sent me home with some Meloxicam to use for 7 days. If no improvement, return in 7 days.
 

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Hopefully it isn't anything serious, keep us posted on the results of the xray.
 

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