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    I have a video for you guys to see whats going on.

    PLEASE IGNORE THE MESS ON HER CARPET, IT WAS CHANGED 3 DAYS AGO BUT SINCE THEN I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET HER TO EAT AND THE INSECTS LEFT IT EVERYWHERE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11Ft...ature=youtu.be

    To me this looks like MBD, but the vet thinks otherwise. She rarely moves like this at the moment, she is a bit spooked here and is moving to another place in the tank as fast as she can.

    My hearts breaking.

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    Well... It doesn't look like egg binding. Usually egg binding happens in only the back legs.

    It looks like MDB to me, too. An X-Ray will tell.

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    Since you said you dust her food, and have calcium in the enclosure, which she licks, it might be related to excess calcium and/or Vit D3.
    I would get the vet to check for pseudogout (possibly gout, but pseudogout sounds more like it, at least to me).

    Here's a snip from the Cornell University College Of Veterinary Medicine:
    Pseudogout occurs due to the deposition of calcium pyrophosphate crystals in periarticular cartilage, eventually extending into the joint, where inflammation is then triggered.

    In reptiles, the condition has been linked to excess dietary calcium and vitamin D. Aspiration of joint contents and microscopic examination is adequate for the diagnosis of gout and differentiation from pseudogout.
    Link to the page: December 2016 Case of the Month | Page 2 of 2 | eClinpath

    If she eats enough calcium powder, it coats the lining in the stomach with "crust", making it hard to absorb almost anything.
    To see how calcium repels water, add a drop of water on top of some calcium powder. The water will sit on top, can't get past the calcium. If your gecko has had too much calcium, she could have problems absorbing enough moisture, which could lead to pseudogout.


    Here's another link. It also mentions dehydration and improper calcium/Vit D3 supplementation: https://veterinarypartner.vin.com/de...919&id=8049747
    Note this sentence in the intro: "These signs of gout and pseudogout can appear slowly and can be missed by the owner until the reptile “all of a sudden” appears ill".
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    I have an update:-

    I went to the vet and insisted on an xray

    https://imgur.com/a/qzKWMTS

    She does not appear to have MBD. I discussed psudogout to the vet but she thinks its extremely unlikely because I would have to be giving her a huge amount of calcium and D3 and from what I told her with a low powered bulb and the fact she only recently started eating again (before she got sick) because she was ovulating.

    I have been given some Vetark critical care formula and been show how to assist feed her.

    At the moment she is very stressed and she even tried to bite the vet several times so I am only going to be bothering her to give her medication.

    I am going back on friday to see how shes doing again and if there is no improvement they will do a biopsy of one of her joints to see whats going on.
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    I never thought I would be so happy yo say this but, she pooped!

    Only a little but its something, the day after she was assist fed twice.
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    So another update, she seems to be using her legs much better now, using all 4 of them rather then dragging her self along with one of her front legs which is a good sign, however she is extremely lethargic and wants to sleep all the time.

    I'll ring the vet and see they think I should bring her in.

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    Sad news guys.

    I went to go take her to the vet and she could barely stand or open her eyes. They said we can try another antibiotic but it probably wont help at this point.

    I made the decision to have her put to sleep.

    Thank you to everyone who helped and gave suggestions.

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    I am so sorry you lost her. Thank you for giving her your best effort. I hope it won't keep you from loving another.
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