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MiaMoo 12-23-2013 02:10 AM

May lose a pet tomorrow (non gsd)
 
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I don't know where else to post this, but I am upset and felt like putting it down in words somewhere.

I got a male veiled chameleon in October, his namme is Pickle. He's grown like a weed in just two months and has been a fat, healthy chameleon the whole time. I left this morning for Christmas shopping amd was gone all day, and when I got home this evening had found that he had fallen from his branch perch into his water shallow tray (what catches water from his dripper). I have no idea when he fell in, he could have been in all day. It's a very tall mesh cage, so he severely injured his legs in the fall.

Now my healthy chameleon has been rendered completely immobile.

I have made him as comfortable as possible for the night and will be taking him to the vet early in the morning. I am fully expecting for him to have to be put down, as I can't imagine there is anything they can do for his fragile little legs.

I feel so awful, and I am dreading the vet trip. I've not even had him three months, and he has been so amazing.

Also, I'm sorry if the image is too large, I am on mobile and have never uploaded an image like this before. But that is Pickle from me getting him at two months, and then two months later.

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erfunhouse 12-23-2013 02:15 AM

Loosing any pet is difficult, not just a dog. I am so sorry! We have had a hard year this year as three of our seniors have passed (two ferrets and one GSD).

Shaolin 12-23-2013 02:26 AM

I'm so sorry, hon. Many, many hugs and good thoughts to you. It's hard when you lose a pet, no matter if they have fur, feathers, or scales.

BellaLuna 12-23-2013 03:36 AM

Oh I'm so sorry. I know how you feel as I had my own scare of losing a pet this weekend. Never an easy thing.

MiaMoo 12-23-2013 01:48 PM

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Thank you all. I took him to the vet this morning and the outcome was not near as bad as I had prepared myself for.

His right arm was broken, so she wrapped it up against his body to keep it in place. Now I have 2 weeks of syringe feeding/watering my immobile chameleon until his bandage can come off and he can (hopefully) walk somewhat normally again.

The wrap is rather adorable, though. :o

vrosa 12-23-2013 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by MiaMoo (Post 4715186)
Thank you all. I took him to the vet this morning and the outcome was not near as bad as I had prepared myself for.

His right arm was broken, so she wrapped it up against his body to keep it in place. Now I have 2 weeks of syringe feeding/watering my immobile chameleon until his bandage can come off and he can (hopefully) walk somewhat normally again.

The wrap is rather adorable, though. :o

good luck with the recovery! he looks dashing in his outfit by the way.

MiaMoo 12-23-2013 02:18 PM

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Originally Posted by vrosa (Post 4715258)
good luck with the recovery! he looks dashing in his outfit by the way.

Thank you! He's rocking his flower cast.

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BellaLuna 12-23-2013 02:23 PM

Aww I hope he gets well soon, he looks cute as a button though:)

misslesleedavis1 12-23-2013 02:25 PM

So he is totally adorable in his flower cast :) :) and its obvious he is Loved :)

Shade 12-23-2013 02:56 PM

That's good news, sending wishes for a quick and full recovery :) The flower cast is absolutely adorable :D


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