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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:37 AM

Hi Karen,

my post was also directed to you...I misread and thought that Stellane had started the thread. Hope all goes well!

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:48 AM

Hi Karen,
Sorry to hear the problem with your little one has returned. I hope everything works out well for her at the vets. Please keep us updated and let us know how you get on. Take care.
Kind Regards
Freddy

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:54 AM

thanks will let you know when i get back :wub:

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:49 PM

Hello Karen
keeping fingers crossed,hope all has gone well at the vets,keep us posted.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 05:24 AM

morning all sorry i did,nt get back on last night,right i took tallulah to the vets he thinks its the start of an infection so has given her antibiotics baytril injections,he gave her one yesterday then i have to inject her for the next four days god knows how im going to do this,she was very quite when we got back will let you know how she is later after i inject her :)

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:46 AM

Good morning Karen. Hope all goes well with the injections, so tricky I can imagine, and would think deep breaths are needed for the first one. Let's hope Tallulah soon feels the benefit of the anti biotics x x x hugs xxx

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:59 PM

Oooh blimey! Just as well you took her then Karen?

Good luck with the injections, I wouldn't fancy that myself. I was in tears giving Hettie oral antibiotics when she was poorly. :rolleyes:

Let us know how she gets on? :wub:

Paula x

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:08 PM

Hi Karen,

sry to hear this :/

I'm sure you know, but give her as much heat as possible, my vet had recommended 34C during the day and 23C at night, this way anti-biotics work better. Progress is painfully slow, I was seeing a little progress every other week...my wife was phoning up the vet every day asking him how come she was not better until he told her that it takes weeks to see improvements.

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:08 AM

Hi Karen,
The intravenous injections should work more quickly and more effectively than antibiotics given orally. I think you were wise to bring her to the vet . You may have nipped the infection in the bud. Hopefully she picks up soon and you notice an improvement in the next couple of weeks. Take care.
Kind Regards
Freddy

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:46 PM

Hey Karen,

how's your tort doing?

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:34 PM

hi sorry have,nt been on much were in the middle of building work in our house totall nightmare dust every where at the min,well last weekend i talked to 2 different people with a lot of experience and they told me some vets give antibiotics with out checking the tortoise with a stethoscope and can make a mistake which the vet i used did they told me that a tortoise can be fine but make noises so i decided not to give her any more antibiotics,she seemed worse with them from the next morning she was fine again eating and very active the noise is there every now and then but shes fine :)

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:57 PM

Hi Karen,
Seems incredible that the vet didn't use a stethoscope to check her breathing. Was he/she a specialist reptile vet?
I wonder if your torts whistling/respiratory problem could be related to the building work and dust in your house?
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Freddy

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:20 PM

hi freddy i thought that myself about the dust we only started a couple of weeks ago and even though you close doors and put dust sheets up it still gos every where not sure with the vet really ive only ever used him for microchipping before think ill be looking for a new one :)

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:19 PM

Hello Karen... As I have said before Pubble and Pebble whistle when they breathe... I have had them checked out ...with stethoscope... And there was no issue. I have pre loved them since August.... Pebble rested for 8 weeks... Bubble entertained me as she laid an egg at the 12th hour!!! Both are absolutely fine though I will get them checked over soon. I can appreciate whistling could be a sign of a problem but as yet my experience and professional advice tell me my two are ok.... But then who can tell what goes on under that shell..... X x x hugs x x

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:21 PM

Bubble.... Not Pubble. Don't want an identity crisis to deal with. X x x hugs x

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:38 PM

thanks stellanne she seems fine it was hard last saturday not knowing what to do but im glad i took the advice i was given and she was ok :wub:

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:41 PM

I guess the advice is when in doubt ...consult a vet. Because we all have very different experiences. You need to take on advice and choose for your own situation. And dependant on the outcome everyone learns x x x hugs xxx

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 04:30 PM

I guess the advice is when in doubt ...consult a vet. Because we all have very different experiences. You need to take on advice and choose for your own situation. And dependant on the outcome everyone learns x x x hugs xxx


I agree. No harm in getting a second opinion from a specialist reptile vet.
Best of luck.
Freddy




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