Possible stroke?

Bettyalive

Member
So Im fairly certain she can’t even feel in the right side of her mouth. She doesn’t realize there’s still insects hanging out that side.
On top of everything now I’m paranoid about her getting mouth rot!
She’s been to the vet multiple times, currently taking baytril, meloxicam and ciorofloxcin eye drops.
First pic is her right side where she’s also blind and has a hornworm sticking out.
Second pic is a few minutes later of her perfectly fine left side.
Link to my previous post for all of her husbandry info and history:
https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/blind-in-one-eye.180052/

FROM MY PREVIOUS POST:
Starting December 6th my female veield2 1/2 year old (we think- she’s a rescue from 1 1/2 years ago) chameleon’s right eye has had problems. It started one day right in the middle of her shed.
It was fine one day and then the next day it was black and very swollen- I have pics from both the day it started and the day before.
She was still otherwise the same and normal behavior.
This was a Sunday things started, I flushed it with sterile saline and on Tuesday had an appointment with her at my local Avian and exotic vet. They prescribed ciprofloxacin eye drops.

Over the last few weeks the swelling has gone down but her eye is still black. I’ve determined she is blind in the right eye now. I’ve had to move her to a hospital bin from her chameleon mansion as she was falling because her depth perception is off and she was loosing her balance scratching at her face.
She’s still eating and seems fine but I have to put the feeders right up to her mouth as she isn’t shooting her tongue far (she was but she kept missing).
She’s also scratching really harshly at the eye recently and I’m concerned now she’s going to do more damage. 😩

Husbandry:
Large home made bioactive cage.
Basking temp: 80
General temp: 72
Evening: 67
Mister runs for 15seconds every two hours from 1hour before lights out and 1hr after lights on. And have a dripper during the day.
Crickets/dubias/BSFL every other day
Arcadia earthproA dusting every feeding except: Arcadia CA twice a week(added to earthproA)
twice a month Arcadia revitalize with D3.
Arcadia t5 10%uvb ( last replaced 7 months ago).

This is from her last vet appointment:

“Today we saw Florence for worsening inflammation around her eyes. During her eye flush we discovered that the right eyelid pouch was thinned and stretched out and the eye itself was not exhibiting proper movement. With these new findings in mind, I am concerned that there could be some sort of motor nerve dysfunction of the eye; this could be the initial cause of irritation and may require life long therapy of some form. I am sending home an oral antibiotic (enrofloxacin) to give in addition to the meloxicam and eye drops (3-4 times daily). You can give her 1.5-2 mL subcutaneous LRS fluids today at work* to help with her hydration. I would like to see her back in 2-3 weeks for a recheck. Please call me sooner if there are any concerns or if you think she is not eating well. As always, please do not hesitate to call with any questions. Thank you so much for trusting me with her care!”
 

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jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast
Have you took this girl to an experienced chameleon vet? When my guy, Sid, had a stroke we rushed him to the vet. He fell out of his tree and he tongue was hanging out. His vet gave him some prednisolone and he passed a few days later.

What kind of vitimans do you use with Vit. A?
 

Bettyalive

Member
Have you took this girl to an experienced chameleon vet? When my guy, Sid, had a stroke we rushed him to the vet. He fell out of his tree and he tongue was hanging out. His vet gave him some prednisolone and he passed a few days later.

What kind of vitimans do you use with Vit. A?
https://www.chameleonforums.com/threads/blind-in-one-eye.180052/
All of my husbandry and vet info are there. I’ll copy my previous stuff into this so people don’t ask.
 

jannb

Chameleon Enthusiast
Get Vit A gel caps from the drugstore. Punch a hole in one with a needle or pin and give her a tiny drop on a feeder for 3 or four days in a row. Be careful not to give extra. They can overdose on A.

Sid really had no symptoms before the stroke other than having hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure. After the stroke he kept his mouth open some and stuck out his tongue. He also had a weak grip.
 
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