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

Postby AliTBimbo » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:15 pm

Barnaby had surgery last week to have a tube stitched into his opening after stretching - hopefully it will heal bigger without healing over.
I am flushing the cloaca with catheter on syringe 5-10ml of luke warm water twice daily. He is passing urine and faeces with no problems and has still got a hearty appetite.

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This photo shows more clearly where his plastron had to be taken back :(

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RCVS are involved with the horrendous treatment by the first vets.

EDIT: It would seem that photobucket is no longer friendly for this forum withou paying £399 per year!!

What other upload sites are OK to use but still private??
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby JerryMaffz » Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:06 pm

Ali, I had the same issues with Photobucket. I am using this site at the moment for forums, though some images do have to be previously resized.

https://postimages.org/

Just copy and paste the "Hotlink for forums:" code.
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby AliTBimbo » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:35 pm

Thank you so much Keith :)
Regards,

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

Postby gettingwarmer » Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:22 am

Ali,

I'm so glad Barnaby is doing well after his latest surgery--bionic cloaca. Not being able to see your photos, not only these most recent ones, but the history you have on here of Barnaby and Fred, is a real loss. I've learned so much from your documentation of their habitats, activities, health--all of it. I hope there is a way to restore that record.

Just noticed the photos from your A Cupulatta. Ajaccio thread are still viewable through the Photobucket link you posted. I'm completely un-techy, but is there a reason Photobucket lets us see your photos through a link, but not the way you've put them in this thread? Maybe there's a workaround for you.

In any case, thanks for all of your contributions to this site and best to you and your tortoises. Hope Barnaby continues to do well.

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