Saturday I took him to emergency vet, but the exotic specialist wasn't there. That vet said she didn't see it hear signs of RI but prescribed antibiotics anyway.OK so if the vet said no RI why meds? They should start working within 48 hours. I am not seeing a tongue issue as far as injury goes. I have dealt with tongue injuries so this is not anything. So why the problems. My guess is too much vit A or Too much D3. This is just my guess. You said throat looks swollen, can't shoot tongue these are signs of too much vitamin, or to little, somewhere. The gaping may be due to his throat being swollen.
Defiantly see the specialist, but that is where I would have them look.
Supplements - Zoomed Calcium without D3 6 days a week, Zoomed calcium with D3 2x month, Reptivite without D3 2x month, Sticky Tounge miner-all outdoor formula (without D3) 2-3x week.
This is way too much in my opinion D3 twice a month, Multi twice a month, unless lo dose ? which has caused issues with some.
Went to a local vet yesterday because he had gotten worse. That vet said clearly no RI and didn't need antibiotics. He only had one dose Saturday.
Supplement schedule are as instructed from breeder, one of the sponsors here. He had amazing use of his tongue up until Saturday.