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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Thanks for updating Bowie's thread!

    Bowie's photo shows a healthy weight. I wouldn't worry about that yet.

    Please check the ingredients of Fluker's Repta Boost. Oxbow's Carnivore Care may be the food of choice if Bowie needs help regaining his appetite.
    I am so distraught! Bowie has been doing great since surgery Wednesday. Last night I came home from work to find he had blood all over his vent area. I soaked him in warm water to clean him off and everything seemed normal. I spoke with the vet this AM and they said they think he may have just snagged his stitches and to keep an eye on it. This morning I helped him shed and cut the shed around his vent because it was very stuck in the stitches and I didn't want him to pull on it trying to take skin off. I came home just now and checked him out. Gave him his eye drops and he began to bleed again trying to avoid the drops. This time a lot of blood. The vet had advised soaks, so again I soaked him to clean him off. He persisted to bleed. I held a paper towel to it to try and stop it and it didn't seem to help much. I can't do much but cry and worry. He is on dry paper towels and I've turned the lights down and let him go back into his hide and relax. I am so scared I'm going to wake up and he's going to be dead. Even if I take him to the vet, what could they even do? They can't stop him from fussing with the stitches. I am so sad and stressed. 215085480_995807937836365_1847825682289117692_n.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    Keep Bowie's wound lubed. Do your best to keep up the humidity 24/7. Be sure the heat = 88-92 F (31.1-33.3).

    Have you been using Bowie's pain meds as prescribed?

    This COULD help even post surgery. Have you any soft flexible styrofoam -- the type often used for packing delicate items? I have some 1/16 & 3/16 inches thick.

    Fashion a small section into a cone -- like that used for cats and dogs post surgery. Secure it with heavy duty packing tape or possibly heavy duty velcro from a craft/fabric store or Amazon
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    I send good wishes for Bowie's complete recovery.
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    I am so distraught! Bowie has been doing great since surgery Wednesday. Last night I came home from work to find he had blood all over his vent area. I soaked him in warm water to clean him off and everything seemed normal. I spoke with the vet this AM and they said they think he may have just snagged his stitches and to keep an eye on it. This morning I helped him shed and cut the shed around his vent because it was very stuck in the stitches and I didn't want him to pull on it trying to take skin off. I came home just now and checked him out. Gave him his eye drops and he began to bleed again trying to avoid the drops. This time a lot of blood. The vet had advised soaks, so again I soaked him to clean him off. He persisted to bleed. I held a paper towel to it to try and stop it and it didn't seem to help much. I can't do much but cry and worry. He is on dry paper towels and I've turned the lights down and let him go back into his hide and relax. I am so scared I'm going to wake up and he's going to be dead. Even if I take him to the vet, what could they even do? They can't stop him from fussing with the stitches. I am so sad and stressed. 215085480_995807937836365_1847825682289117692_n.jpg
    I'm sorry that Bowie's behavior is so challenging.

    I hope the bleeding clots. I sincerely hope that Bowie makes it through the night.

    Please brainstorm & ask your vet about the feasibility of a custom cone like I've described.

    Please update this thread in the morning.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

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    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

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    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elizabeth Freer View Post
    I'm sorry that Bowie's behavior is so challenging.

    I hope the bleeding clots. I sincerely hope that Bowie makes it through the night.

    Please brainstorm & ask your vet about the feasibility of a custom cone like I've described.

    Please update this thread in the morning.
    Good morning, I picked up his little house this morning expecting the worst but he was in there behaving his usual self. There were several more little blood 'stamps' around the cage but not any truly worrying amounts.

    The vet is unable to see him before the weekend but says I can call in the mornings to see if there was any cancelations. I soaked him this morning because he was very cakey with blood but my game plan for now is to just not touch him. I can't medicate or assist feed because he thrashes and will open himself up again/more.

    I will lift his hide twice a day just to see that he is doing okay. I don't have a lot of options with the booboo being in his vent, and also in a lickable area.. I've been having a hard enough time with him licking eye drops up after administration. I don't think he would tolerate any kind of cone, he has taken to violent face rubbing when I try to drop meds on his snoot.

    I think he is just 100% fed up with being manhandled everyday for three weeks and I don't blame him. I know he's not a wild animal, but I guess it's up to nature at least for a few days. Sorry I don't have anything more concrete..
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    Excellent morning to you, too!

    I'm happy Bowie is hanging in there.
    "If you can hear crickets, it's still summer." ;)

    "May the peace that
    You find at the beach
    Follow you home"

    Click: Leo Care Sheet's Table of Contents

    ===> No plain calcium, calcium with D3, or multivitamins inside an enclosure <===

    Oedura castelnaui ~ Lepidodactylus lugubris ~ Phelsuma barbouri ~ Ptychozoon kuhli ~ Cyrtodactylus peguensis zebraicus ~ Phyllurus platurus ~ Eublepharis macularius ~ Correlophus ciliatus ~ (L kimhowelli) ~ (P tigrinus) ~ (P klemmeri) ~ (H garnotii)

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