Well I wanted to update you guys after all the help you gave to me in last week and a half. You saw the other post where it turns out Shrek 20 month old male veil prolapsed his vent...not the hemipenis. When I backtrack I realized he was very dehydrated when I purchased him with backed up hemipenises with dried seminal fluid and other such material crusted in there.
You saw the pics...he went back to the vet and had sutures put in last Monday. He made it through the week and was still eating a bit and drinking well and looking up. I questioned it though because his body temperature was very low. He was scheduled to have his stitches removed on Monday of this week, but he was still pushing his vent out, yet still pooping normally. He ate his first silk worm this past weekend, so I thought things were looking up. But I noticed that he wouldn't eat much. By Tuesday I knew things were taking a horrible turn for the worse and he wasn't doing well, I was misting every hour in the day and was slowly getting him a bit more hydrated but it wasn't enough. I just couldn't get his body temp up and he stopped drinking and eating all together.
Yesterday I took him to the vet and he just wasn't as busy, didn't want to crawl around nearly as much, just wanted to sorta curl up to me. The vet gave him oral medicine and recovery food to syringe into him. She was clearly concerned about him and told me...when they go down, they go down...maybe her way of preparing me. SHe also noted what I was worried about...he looked bloated.
I followed her orders of syringe feeding and medicating...but when I woke up this morning I noticed he smelled funny and it was all over the bottom of his cage. He was fed and forcefed water three times today...the last time he instantly held up his back leg funny and pooped what looked to be the same as what went in (pureed recovery canned food) as well as a whole worm. And he smelled beyond belief...I mean you could smell diarrhea when you walked in my door and he's in the lower level.
I cleaned him all up and have placed him 8" under a light but he hasn't moved in 5 hours. When I came home he had his chin resting on a worm dish...and since I put him on a papertowel in a smaller enclosure to keep him closer to the light he still hasn't moved. He can't really hold on tight and he's literally dying in front of my eyes. He won't really open his eyes and he just sorta lays there.
I wish I knew how to euthanize him humanely. Go figure, I deal with horses and dogs everyday for a living and I'm stuck with a dying lizard and nothing I can do!
I have learned a great deal from this, but I'm still pretty bummed!