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    Unhappy Heartbroken!

    Well the other night as I am preparing to start gecko chores I take a look in the bator at my 2 chewie eggs and the yolk is bursting out of the end of one of the eggs. The eggs are stuck together, have been since they were laid. Anyway the baby is not doing well. I know he is slowly dieing, I think it was still developing. While he is perfect on the outside I am wondering if his lungs or internal organs did not have enough time to fully develop. I know that I should cull him but I just can't do it. I really don't think that he will make it. Many times I have thought he was dead only to have him move a little when I pick him up. My heart is breaking for this little one!! I knew that if or when I lost a chewie baby it would be hard but this is way more heart wrenching than I thought it would be!
    I am also in the middle of packing to move and pray that my other egg hatches normally before we leave for IL.
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    Oh no Laura! I'm SOOOO sorry!!! For both you and the heartache, and for the little baby! I wouldn't have the heart to cull it either
    I hope that the little one is able to make a recovery and will lead a long healthy life for you! and if not, I can honestly say that i'm glad that he got to spend a very short lived life with someone as caring as you are. Sending TONS of positive vibes your way! Keep us updated on the progress.
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    I'm so sorry that this happened! Sending positive thoughts for the baby and you!
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    This has got to be rough. Poor gecko, poor you!
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    Oh no. This is not the news I wanted to hear about those eggs. I'm so so sorry hun
    I'm praying for #2
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    You are under so much stress right now. And this happened. I am sooooo sorry! I am praying he will make it!
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    This sucks....Praying for both you and the little one.

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    Fingers crossed that he pulls through!

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    Yikes, sending all the good energies I can for you and your little guy and egg number 2! I hope he can pull through and get strong. If its not meant to be, then may his passing be an easier transition for all involved.
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    o no! good luck to the little guy and especially the other baby that hasnt hatched yet!

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