Happy Birthday-ish Donnie! 🎈
Simba is going through almost the exact same thing, except we are further out than you and your boy. Simba prolapse at the end of August. Same exact thing!
Simba does the same normally after bm, sticks his out from side to side, tucks it in and then wipes himself a few times on the branch. He is very tidy about it, he never wants to go in his house, and will "ask" to go out by waving his hand on the door. He even lifts his leg and tilts his bum to the side so he doesn't get any on him😁
He had an extremely minor hemipenis prolapse about a year ago that I was able to "assist" back in with gauze, a qtip and some KY jelly, but I saw it happen and was able to fix it quickly. This time was major.
The vet said she had never seen one so massive. She said "she couldn't save the right" so that side was amputated. When I picked up Simba his cloaca was swollen, but everything was tucked in and closed and has remained that way. He did get the hard, dried discharge which I helped remove with wiping with warm wet gauze a few times per day. It came off easily the next day. He received baytril injections every 72hrs for a total of 4 injections.
Simba had normal bms until a week after his last injection, then he stopped passing regularly, stopped drinking, became lethargic, respiratory crackling and closed eyes.
He has improved a little, but I am concerned about underlying infection as well. I'm trying to do what I can until I can get him to a chameleon specialist.
6 months post op and Donnie had been showing signs of discomfort/illness this weekend (sleeping and hiding). I suspect he may have a residual infection. His vent looks pretty good but I noticed a tiny piece of (??) tissue in the corner that was a bit suspect. It couldvt been hemip shed but it was suspiciously the color of infection last time. Not quite yellow or green, but a bit more beige than his normal shed.
The vets around me are closed until tomorrow. I’ve been giving him Reptaid and long showers, and cleaned his vent the past two days (internally) with peroxide and topically applied Silver Sulf. I’m not a fan of using peroxide but the issue is internal and silver sulf cant help. This is the treatment the vet prescribed the first time infection flared up. Really hoping Chadwell or SEAVS / Stahl vet climic is open tomorrow.
This sweet pea is 6 years and 3 months. He is so personable. He comes running to me, even outside or on the free range, and wants nothing more than to hang out on my shoulder. He and Charlie are really mama’s boys, and I’m all for it! I hope I can have more time with him - give us at least one more summer together!
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That long post was totally worth it. I'm glad he is doing so well.
Falchion will be 5 next month and Jian in March. 3-6 years is the average and that is really for males so I'm nervously watching them all the time.
Jian only passed slugs once in her entire life. She had folicular stasis and I didn't think she ever would. Falchion has only passed slugs once in the last year. I doubt she will again but she is full of surprises.have your ladies slowed down on egg development at that age?