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Elizabeth Freer
01-08-2016, 03:59 AM
In 2013 Susan's leo Poppy broke her jaw by biting a syringe tip. Poppy then underwent jaw surgery. Poppy had her fixator in place for 6 months! During this time Susan handfed Poppy.

X-rays from Poppy's surgery:


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UPDATE:
By early afternoon December 31, 2020 GU member twright6 had spoken with Poppy's vet. Now another leopard gecko will benefit from all the details of Poppy's life-changing surgery! :biggrin:

Please PM Elizabeth Freer if you would like further details on Poppy's care.

YouTube videos on Poppy's care post surgery:

Drinking with fixator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGqdNAMXfXQ&feature=youtu.be
Fixator Removal 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD-94gZIxAE
Fixator Removal 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivPiV6QN3_I


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrU6Q2Eo_XQ

CWilson13
01-08-2016, 08:23 AM
That poor baby :( I give the Vet credit though, it would take a VERY steady hand to remove the fixator. I hope Poppy is doing well now.

Elizabeth Freer
01-09-2016, 06:12 AM
Here she is right after the jaw pins were removed:

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And...............here she is a year later in all her glory! :biggrin:

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JessJohnson87
01-09-2016, 09:50 AM
I love that last picture with the flower on her head. So much cuteness.

twright6
12-30-2020, 10:05 AM
Hi Elizabeth,

Could you provide me with the contact for the vet that did this procedure? I've got a similar situation in a leopard gecko that I would like to try this technique with.

Thanks!

Elizabeth Freer
12-30-2020, 10:18 AM
Hi Elizabeth,

Could you provide me with the contact for the vet that did this procedure? I've got a similar situation in a leopard gecko that I would like to try this technique with.

Thanks!

Please try contacting Susan Kaisaki north of Seattle. She's Poppy's keeper.

Susan is on Facebook.

twright6
12-30-2020, 10:43 AM
Thanks Elizabeth. I'm not on facebook, any other means of contacting Susan?

Elizabeth Freer
12-30-2020, 11:13 AM
Thanks Elizabeth. I'm not on facebook, any other means of contacting Susan?

I sent her your email.

I also requested her email. I don't have it.

Elizabeth Freer
12-30-2020, 11:27 AM
I sent her your email.

I also requested her email. I don't have it.

I just messaged a friend of Susan's. I'm trying.

Elizabeth Freer
12-30-2020, 11:50 AM
GU PM sent to you

Elizabeth Freer
12-31-2020, 04:57 AM
Susan & I just touched bases.

Elizabeth Freer
01-01-2021, 05:55 AM
+ accolades Marty for keeping Geckos Unlimited up & running!


By early afternoon December 31, 2020 GU member twright6 had spoken with Poppy's vet. Now another leopard gecko will benefit from all the details of Poppy's life-changing surgery! :biggrin: