1/2 paralyzed, infections, and GRAVID - advice needed

little leaf

Avid Member
well, I just sent out my rescued veiled, she is doing WONDERFUL - got her to a nice fat & sassy little girl, she wont ever have full sight in her left eye, but I was able to save her eyeball , so I am very happy on how she did :) and then picked up this poor thing- she was rescued by my friend, who did what she could for her until I picked her up- this poor girl has SO many things going on :( I really need some help - here is the list of things I know to be wrong so far- and there is no way to get her to my vet until Thur- (he is closed Monday, and he is only in on M & Thur-)

she seems to have a crocked spine - both from the top, and the side
she drags her back legs, she can climb, but not well - her rear Left leg is by far the worst - it can grip, but not really move- (does that make sense? )
she holds her front feet together alot-
she can not keep her balance, she just falls side to side ( in part I think because of her huge belly )
she had a very infected toe as well as bad temporal glad infection on her L side of her mouth
she has a weird "dent" on the low R side of her rib cage- my thumb will fit perfectly in this divot, I could not get it to show up in the pics - I am sure it is due to her spine issue, and you can see how she bows to the left -
she smells horrid -
has stuck shed
AND she is very gravid.... :(

I know she has some kind of nerve issue w/ her back legs- I am thinking she has MBD - but her legs do not have the odd shapes (yet)
so far, I let her bask in the sun today- I have only had her a few hrs- I have set up a small cage w/ a vine, and made a "net " in the middle - the whole thing is only about 4" tall as she just can not sit right , and falls - she sits like a twisted shape -
I would like to give her a iodine bath ( is this ok? ) she smells just YUCK
I am told she is eating if you put it in her face/mouth , but will not hunt
I have not gotten a weight yet on her- she is pretty stressed right now-
ANY help/advice is REALLY appreciated - I am kinda lost on this one , and it will be 6 days until she will see the vet -

she is set up w/ correct temps in her cage- but even the cage I could use some advice on- I know they "drop" the babies from the top of the plants so the sack breaks , but I do not think a tall plant is going to help her - she just falls out of it - I saw Olives babies born, and all was normal , but w/ this one-... I fear if I do not SEE the birth, I fear they will not get out of the sacks -
 
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Carlton

Chameleon Enthusiast
So you don't have any information about her previous care (or lack of) such as what if any supplementation they gave? There could be deficiencies or overdoses contributing to the motor control problems. I would wonder if part of her "spinal issues" could be nerves being compressed by such a large embryo mass?

Not sure I understand how she smells badly. Is it when she gapes or hisses? Is it her body that smells? Her infected toes?

I wonder if you could get her to a general vet who could do an overall xray to see what the embryos look like or whether there is some sort of spinal, leg, pelvic injury or defect? Maybe see if there is evidence of an intestinal blockage too. Wouldn't necessarily need a specialist to do that and it might give you a lot of info to start on.
 

little leaf

Avid Member
So you don't have any information about her previous care (or lack of) such as what if any supplementation they gave? There could be deficiencies or overdoses contributing to the motor control problems. I would wonder if part of her "spinal issues" could be nerves being compressed by such a large embryo mass?

Not sure I understand how she smells badly. Is it when she gapes or hisses? Is it her body that smells? Her infected toes?

I wonder if you could get her to a general vet who could do an overall xray to see what the embryos look like or whether there is some sort of spinal, leg, pelvic injury or defect? Maybe see if there is evidence of an intestinal blockage too. Wouldn't necessarily need a specialist to do that and it might give you a lot of info to start on.

I was also thinking that the babies were part of her nerve issue-
no :( no history on her- other than she came from a show -
its her body that smells I think - I did try to stick my nose in her face when she hissed at me - but the smell is so strong- I about gagged - I think it is like her whole body - she just has a weird nasty smell -
my friend did have a fec/ test done - she was neg/ for parasites -
I did call my one friend who is a vet, waiting for her to call back about an X-ray - I would like to see just what it is making her so fat- but my friend said she does have a nice b/m daily - she does have a scar on her L plevis/back area - and then one on her R rear knee= it looks like a V shape bite - like something much bigger than she bit her - but it is old - she just has so much wrong I do not even know where to start on her- any suggestion on caging for her? she is strong, and sassy= tries to bite , so she does not seem "sick" - just everything else going on -
TY for your help


up date : my friend called, we are going to do an X- Ray at 12:00 on Sat - she does not treat chams, but is willing to do it for me , I will put a pic of it up when I get back
 
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