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    Thanks. I was finally able to find a vet that will see her. I'm going Saturday morning. I will order the OMEM hide and give it a try. Yes, I am using the neosporin without pain relief.

    as of last night, the wounds on her tail were almost healed up....with just some very mild redness in one of two spots. Of course her tail still looks a bit "battered", and she still has some retained shed on her tail. I believe the tip of her tail needs to be snipped, but I will defer to the vet on that, and where and how to do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi View Post
    Thanks. I was finally able to find a vet that will see her. I'm going Saturday morning. I will order the OMEM hide and give it a try. Yes, I am using the neosporin without pain relief.

    as of last night, the wounds on her tail were almost healed up....with just some very mild redness in one of two spots. Of course her tail still looks a bit "battered", and she still has some retained shed on her tail. I believe the tip of her tail needs to be snipped, but I will defer to the vet on that, and where and how to do it.
    You're welcome, Andi! This sounds good!

    Please ask this vet whether SSD 1% cream might be more effective than neosporin withOUT pain relief.

    Keep GU posted.
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    will do. thanks for your help. the OMEM hide should be arriving today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi View Post
    will do. thanks for your help. the OMEM hide should be arriving today.


    You're welcome!
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    so the vet just called me. he said the tail is no longer getting blood flow and is dying. He's going to amputate the tail, and hopefully send her home with me tomorrow, or the following day.

    I honestly couldn't imagine a scenario where she would be able to keep her tail, so the diagnosis seems to make sense.

    He asked me if he should do a pathology report, and as much as I want to get one done, the cost of all this is going to be upwards of $700...and the pathology would be another $200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi View Post
    so the vet just called me. he said the tail is no longer getting blood flow and is dying. He's going to amputate the tail, and hopefully send her home with me tomorrow, or the following day.

    I honestly couldn't imagine a scenario where she would be able to keep her tail, so the diagnosis seems to make sense.

    He asked me if he should do a pathology report, and as much as I want to get one done, the cost of all this is going to be upwards of $700...and the pathology would be another $200.
    Thanks for your reply. So sorry, Andi.

    I know how costly vet care is! Sometimes a gecko doesn't even survive the procedure.

    (When I snipped the tip off my gecko's tail, only the very tip was hard. His tail did regenerate.)
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    I really hope she can survive the procedure. I'd like to think that she's in good shape (minus the tail). She even ate a dubia for me last night. Really hoping for the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi View Post
    I really hope she can survive the procedure. I'd like to think that she's in good shape (minus the tail). She even ate a dubia for me last night. Really hoping for the best.
    on eating! I'm pretty sure she'll survive.

    The gecko I mentioned who didn't survive her May 2020 anesthesia/surgery wasn't my current Oedura castelnaui with the OMEM hide. She was my favorite female Phelsuma barbouri who had a fresh spectacle stuck to one eye. I'd had her a very long time. She did wake up, but was impossible to stabilize post surgery.

    Sending good wishes for your leo.
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    I actually picked her up today. She spent the night at the vet. She's still a bit lethargic from the anesthesia, but the vet said she was stable and looking good. Of course, she went into shed again while at the vet...and wasn't able to remove any of it, so tonight I'm going to have to help her with that. But she's back home and resting in her OMEM hide. I'm hoping she regains her strength soon, and is able to remove the shed herself...but I'm prepared to do that later. Really hoping she doesn't go back to biting herself in an effort to remove it!!!
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    I really appreciate your updates, Andi!

    I hope your leo is resting comfortably and that her OMEM hide helps her heal.
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