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 Tracy33 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:36 pm

Ali , so glad your little one is doing alright just now .
Poor little guy , his been through so much , your doing a great job !!!...
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby Avatar » Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:45 pm

What a tough time for you and the little one :( Sadly always not easy to find a good tortoise vet.
Glad he is now on the mend and in good hands :)
All the best
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby AliTBimbo » Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:55 pm

Barnaby is continuing to gain weight, and is taking advantage of bathing every day and actually drinking. Good healthy liquidy urates being produced, since he's off the Flamozine, I'm monitoring his tail, he's obviously ridding the faeces ok for now although daily baths are helping....will wait for Craig's opinion next year as to whether further surgery needed

Happy with progress so far

Shame he can't hibernate this year
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby Tortoise Trust » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:50 am

I can add another near-disaster to this litany of poor veterinary advice.

There was a tortoise here in Almeria where two vets had both failed to diagnose and treat properly. One simply thought it must be "vitamin deficiency"!!! Heard that before... once or twice...

It was actually bi-lateral ear abscesses :(

Had surgery from a competent vet last night. Finally.

This just reinforces the need to find a vet who truly, genuinely, knows their stuff and who is not just playing guessing games!
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby AliTBimbo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:36 pm

:shock:
How awful.
There were certainly no signs of abcess especially prior to post surgery with B,

Vets should just hold their hands up and say "hey,I'm not sure, ask someone who DEFINITELY may know the answer"

I could also say same about some GP's!

Hope the torty is going OK Andy
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby AliTBimbo » Wed Mar 01, 2017 12:04 pm

Barnaby was admitted Sunday as emergency with Craig again at Chine House. He was struggling to have a bowel movement, I soaked, blew bubbles in water with a straw to create hydro effect, nothing. I had been checking his tail often for any signs of anything out of order.

I checked and his cloaca and his opening had HEALED OVER. I made certain with a cotton bud and vaseline gently. There was a small pin head size hole further up where opening was post stone removal and subsequent complications which had leak. He was full and backing up.

He was set up with antibiotics, fluids and pain relief.

Craig xrayed and examined with sxope Monday morning, I was correct, healed over with scar tisssue narrowing to close and distended lower bowel. He gently opened up to size of cotton bud and poor fella had lots and lots of faeces release.... He is waiting for few days until area is clearer to perform some reconstruction surgery to cloaca and stitching so that it cannot heal together.

I am considering legal action towards first veterinary centre....Andy any advice on first steps for me to take? Barnaby is probably looking at future surgeries after this one
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby Stuart » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:01 pm

How terrible that this is still causing problems.
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby AliTBimbo » Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:27 pm

Surgery yesterday went well. Scar tissue removed from sphincter area and a new opening made, plastron was filed to gain access and to help relocation of opening.

Recovering well and injectiona antibiotics every 3 days for now.

Have made inquiries to two firms claiming to help with veterinary negligence claims.
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Re: Why Getting it Right the First Time is so Important

Postby AliTBimbo » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:29 pm

Regards,

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

Postby Bigjoe » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:17 am

Just read this Ali..glad to hear little barnaby is on the mend.
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