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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:02 PM

Well, what can I say about this little one - after everything she's been through she now has another fight on her hands...

Went to check on her last night when I got home from work and she has a lump where her ear is sad.gif I think it may be an abcess?? It seems to have appeared overnight.

I am going to take her to a vets but mine isn't a tort specialist and Portsmouth is so far away (thats where I took Tally) so I'm going to try and find a nearer reptile vet. Unfortunatley though I can't get to a vet until the weekend (unless I can find a vet near to me).

What worries me is I looked on the 'tiniternet last night (Seeing as I couldn't get on here! rolleyes.gif ) and it seems as though she may need an operation with anaesthetic. I'm not sure if she'll be strong enough for that... sad.gif sad.gif sad.gif

It goes without saying that I will keep you updated... poor little mite - as if she hasn't suffered enough already..

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:06 AM

oh dear. hope she's ok and were all sending her tortoise hugs. lol.

Keep us posted.

Kerry.

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:34 PM

I do hope she gets better soon. It's very upsetting when they're poorly

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 05:33 PM

Thanks guys,

I've got an appointment with a vet just round the corner from me!!! My local Pets at Home has a reptile vet based there!!!! My appointment is aat 3pm on Saturday.

I shall let you know how she gets on.....

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:15 PM

Oh!!!! Dawn I am so sorry to read about poor little Ruby, fingers crossed.
Keep us updated.
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Posted 20 November 2008 - 08:47 PM

Thanks Kay wub.gif

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 09:20 PM

Awww Dawn, unsure.gif Bless her little cottons....
Best of luck to Ruby, we'll all keep everything crossed for her.
Chin tickles to Ruby and Chin ups to you!

Paula x

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 10:06 PM

Cheers mate wub.gif wub.gif

Chin tickles and chins ups gratefully received xx

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 05:06 PM

********************** UPDATE **********************

Took Ruby to the vet today, it is, as I thought, an abcess on her ear which will involve an operation. The vet (who was wonderful by the way!) gave her an antibiotic and vitamin injection and she's going back tomorrow ready for an operation on Monday morning. The vet agreed that she probably wouldn't survive a full anaesthetic so instead will try just a local anaesthetic.

I'll let you know how she gets on.....

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:52 PM


Thanks for the update Dawn,
I've been dying to log on all day to see how she got on!
Best of luck Monday, Not long now..

Paula x


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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:47 PM

At least you know we're all rooting for her. Trouble is mere mortals don't understand......

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 04:11 PM

QUOTE (Lin @ Nov 22 2008, 10:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At least you know we're all rooting for her. Trouble is mere mortals don't understand......


Blimey Dawn as if Ruby hasnt been through enough, I hope she goes on allright at the vets,
love and lots of chin tickles from me and my two.
love Maz

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 10:22 PM

Thanks Lin, Paula & Maz wub.gif

Dropped Ruby (or Teefa as she's gonna be known at the vets... forgot to add Ruby onto insurance policy oops blush.gif) of at the vets today ready for her op in the morning...

Best of luck Ruby.... love ya lots my little brave shelled one... see you tomorrow xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 01:45 PM

Dawn, thinking of you at this hard time. Com'n RUBY you can fight this!!!!!! Chin tickle for later.
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Posted 24 November 2008 - 02:40 PM

Hi all....

Just rang the vets, Ruby's had her op and it seems everything has gone well. The vet was busy so the nurse couldn't give me much info, but apparently she ate really well this morning so.... fingers x'd. I'm picking her up tomorrow so will update you all again then.

Thank you to everyone for being here for us wub.gif

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 09:53 PM

YIPEEEEE!!! That sounds great news Dawn!!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
Round 2 to Ruby..... she's done it again biggrin.gif
Bet u cant wait to get her home, lets hope she retires from the ring now and can hang up her fighting gloves for a very long time!!
We can all breath again!! biggrin.gif

Paula x

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 10:24 PM

So sorry to hear about Ruby Dawn, ill keep everything crossed for your little (its taken me weeks to get back on here)

lynne xx

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:20 PM

QUOTE (lilacgeorge @ Nov 24 2008, 02:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi all....

Just rang the vets, Ruby's had her op and it seems everything has gone well. The vet was busy so the nurse couldn't give me much info, but apparently she ate really well this morning so.... fingers x'd. I'm picking her up tomorrow so will update you all again then.

Thank you to everyone for being here for us wub.gif


Hi Dawn,
Ruby is really a little fighter isnt she (bless her) everything crossed.
Love Maz xxxx

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE (English Rose @ Nov 24 2008, 10:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So sorry to hear about Ruby Dawn, ill keep everything crossed for your little (its taken me weeks to get back on here)

lynne xx


Hi Lynne,
It took me a while too, had to ask Andy for help in the end, still havnt found my way round it all yet, dry.gif
Love Maz

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:08 PM

********************************UPDATE**********************************


YAY!!!! Ruby's come home!!!!!! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Just picked her up from the vet and she's doing really well. He's removed the abcess and put a disolvable stitch in it. He has also managed to 'get into' her eyes and they were full of pus!!! sad.gif poor thing, on the plus side it may mean that she's not actually blind!!!! He also did give her a full anaesthetic. So fingers crossed - she's on antibiotics and eye drops and also some liquid calcium to give her a bit of a boost. The staff there absoulutly loved her and spoilt her bleeding rotton!!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif

I'm going to keep her in a viv for a week or two (tsk, tsk, naughty me!! rolleyes.gif ) to keep her warm which will hopefully help her to recover.

May I say I also THROUGHLY recommend the vets!!! If you live in Surrey or SW London consider using him - he is fantastic!!!! I would trust him 100% with all my reps!!!!!

Thank you Rateif (sp), a good job very well done!!!!

Well done my little Ruby, another battle won wub.gif




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