I just picked up Crazy Lady (named before I met Mike H., honest!) from the
vet, her armpit and neck swelling was *probably* a direct result of having a
parasitic habitation of nematodes. Final ***work results are due back next
Jennifer was correct when she suggested to me that the swollen liquidy areas
are approximately where we (humans) have lymph nodes - apparently leopard
geckos do too. The nematodes were probably causing the swollen lymph glands
which looked like sacs of liquid. Edema is pretty much what it is.
The vet said other than she's great - excellent vitamin & protein balances
in her *** and quite plump, great colors and very alert and active.
The vet also commented on how short her jawbone is and how tiny her eyes
are - she is pretty darn close to ***hood but those features are
unnaturally small. We agreed that she may have been vitamin deficient
throughout her early developtmental life stages, or perhaps she's just a
runt. She was my tiniest skinniest squirmiest when I got her.
At any rate, I got a dose of <insert long scientific nematode medication
name here> for all 7 of my leopard geckos - and for the record, banana
flavoring is NOT a big hit with insectivores.
The COOLEST part is the vet tech who did her initial exam is a childhood
friend of mine! We ran into each other at the Northwest Captive Breeder's
Expo on saturday and she told me she worked as a tech for a local ***
vet - the office is less than a mile from my house. Stinkin' Petco has been
telling me for over a year there are NO local vets who see ***s!!! The
vet even told me that occasionally they see Petco's reptiles and amphibians.
THE IRONY!! Their ad in the phone book just lists mammals, birds, and large
fr0glet, less worried woman and now committed to annual wormings