Good luck to you and Charlie regarding the histopath.
What a tough girl. I'm sure you're taking such good care of her helped her immensely in dealing with this.
She must have been very healthy to deal so well with the surgery and all the issues going on with her ovaries.
It is hard! It would be easy if you didn't care so much, you could just shrug and do whatever. I am constantly second guessing myself about Beebz. Do i feed him the right amount, the right frequency, the right variety? Do I take him out enough for him to get exercise and enrichment, or too much and stress him out? There are very few concrete answers in caring for these amazing creatures. It's all a learning process and we do the best we can.Thank you she is a really strong girl, I hope the histopath comes back clear, but the surgeon yesterday said he's 98% sure it was just necrosed reproductive tissue. I think it can lead to necrosis when there is follicular stasis involved or even stuck eggs if the flow is all blocked. Not sure though, fingers crossed it comes back all clear.
Im so grateful for your comments about my care, It was a learning experience for me for sure, and there are defintiely some things i could have done differently i think. I noticed she was putting on lots of weight and the vet told me to put her on a diet after we initially thought the folliciles reabsorbed. Perhaps I went a little too harsh on the diet, I was only feeding her around 40 BSFL a week with the occasional cricket or woodie roach in between here or there. She had dusted salads daily but sometimes they were a little on the plain side, so she would eat maybe half of these. I think I did make some mistakes along the way honestly. My last beardie died with fatty liver being a contributor, so im really cautious about feeding. I guess my advice to anyone dealing with gravid beardies though is just let them eat to their hearts content when they are laying. My boyfriend told me some owners even feed pinkie mice after laying but I don't know about this.
It can be so hard to tell ! I'd been taking her to the vet almost every 8 weeks and having ultrasounds to try to stay on top of this and it still turned wry ! Hopefully we are on the road to a full recovery now and we can finally relax with all this egg buisness !
She still looks great ! They do love superworms, how many did she eat ? Be careful not to give her TOO many, they can cause constipation sometimes.
That's awesome!Great news once more! Histopath results came back and showed the necrotic mass tissue was just dead follicles/yolk. There was no cancer or any other disease present.
They said it was quite amazing, her body essentially walled off the dead tissue inside of her. They said it could have been there ages- You wouldn't have even known by looking at her. They said it's good we acted when we did though as it was only a matter of time the follicles would have made her very sick.
Her prognosis is expected to be full recovery, which she is already showing this to likely be the case as she's eating, pooping and acting almost entirely normal- the only thing is I do think she is in a little pain sometimes, she will arch her back a little and stand up on her 4 legs, it kindof looks mostly like she's trying to take pressure off the surgery site. I think it does cause her discomfort from certain angles. She settles easily after a little repositioning.
Other that though she's doing great. I really appreciate everyone's support here. I'll post another update after some time just to help those who are going through something similar.