Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby Brenda Vernon » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:09 pm

I have only just read this story. So sorry to hear Barnaby has had such a bad experience. He is in excellent hands now. One of my torts had a bladder stone last year. I took him to Craig who admitted him and removed the stone. I believe he said he used a fine drill to break the stone down. Mac came home two days later. He ate straight away but his motions were not coming away cleanly so he was a bit smelly. When we returned to the vets I mentioned this and Craig gently removed faecies and what he said was a scab came away. We were advised not to hibernate so Mac spent the winter in the conservatory in a tortoise table. About three we ago Mac made it clear he was not happy as he started bashing the sides of the table. I took him to his shed and he ventures into his garden when it is warm enough. I am so grateful his experience was so different from Barnaby's.
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby Avatar » Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:58 am

Your story just told us again the importance of getting it right in the first place!
Glad to hear little Barnaby is getting better now!
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby AliTBimbo » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:11 pm

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Enclosures have grown tremendously this year.

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Barnaby is doing well, he's going to see Craig in next couple of weeks for another check over and possible flush out. Both Fred and Barnaby have been micro chipped by Craig too recently.

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Chicory leaves and their blue flowers are a favourite at the moment!
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby ejs » Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:56 pm

Poor Barnaby....he must have been in so much pain....most of which was so unnecessary. All you love and attention has certainly paid off. I know how distressing it is to have a poorly tort. Hopefully he is enjoying a nice summer.
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby Clara » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:28 pm

So good to see that he is eating well after everything he has been through. Keep up the good work.

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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby AliTBimbo » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:32 pm

Unfortunately Barnaby is in treatment again...Craig is considering some type of rubber grommet, similar to a stretcher sometimes found in people who wish to stretch their ear lobes for example, to create a more permanent hole for his cloaca - he has healed somewhat again making the opening too small.

Further surgery will create further scar tissue - still a long road ahead for the little guy.
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