Just letting you know, Sorath's skin thing wasn't skungy bacterial anything.
It was she managed to get thermal burns, looks like it is from her heat lamp
was too close to the basking spot, and the temps were too high.
Upshot is, she got a shot of an antibiotic, which she hated, and she has
antibiotic ointment, which she hates, and she is getting her cage converted
to an ICU for burn victims. She goes back next week for a followup visit and
maybe another shot. Plus I get to anoint her with betadine tea daily. (Also
a hateworthy routine).
And, she doesn't get to get let out and run around until the temperature
here is in the upper 80s, so that she doesn't get chilled and lose her
And then to top it all off, today she lost a couple spines because she got
tangled in the miniblind cord while climbing around, and the spines broke.
The good news is, she still eats like a pig.
I am about to die of guilt and I feel terrible about all this. Less than a
week of what looked like she was maybe starting a weird looking shed, and it
Everything in the cage is getting moved around, so that temps are perfect.
Whatever the vet says she needs, she gets. Double.
"It's important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It's
not only life of babies, but it's life of children living in, you know, the
dark dungeons of the Internet." -- President George Bush -Arlington Heights,
Ill., Oct. 24, 2000