Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: SEVERELY INJURED GECKO! EMERGANCY!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Exclamation SEVERELY INJURED GECKO! EMERGANCY!

    (blood and gore warning)




    There is a common house gecko that lives on my outside window. She is over a year old, and is a past mother of three eggs. She was very healthy and active, eating frequently and occasionally leaving the window to explore or hide. Even though she is wild, I consider her to be a pet. When a hurricane passed through, I took her inside and took care of her until the storm cleared, then released her again.

    Today, my mother decided to open the windows in my house because the temperature is starting to go down. She checked to see if the gecko was there, but did not see her hiding between the window and the weathering on the side. She opened the window which led to my dear gecko friend's head being squished. Her left eye now hangs from the socket, and the right eye is bleeding. The skin on the top of her head is completely raw.

    Despite the trauma, she is still alive. I believe she is completely blind now. I brought her inside of my home and put her in my glass succulent box with a bottle cap full of water and a few june bugs. I feared leaving her outside, as her injury could attract predators.


    This was her before the accident:

    Name:  328DE56A-663C-4D18-9EEB-1135C942D73D.jpg
Views: 50
Size:  12.1 KB


    This is her now:


    Name:  60238C7C-7543-4177-A3E7-E079278886D4.jpg
Views: 49
Size:  11.9 KB
    Name:  0D866F42-8449-43CF-BABF-D31297E89FA2.jpg
Views: 51
Size:  17.1 KB
    Name:  B013F372-60B1-4805-BBCC-25A6AD537B63.jpg
Views: 50
Size:  17.2 KB


    I feel awful for her... What can I do, if anything, to nurse her back to health? I don't think she'll survive, but if she does, i'll have to keep her as a pet. I don't think she can hunt properly without her eyes.

    Please help!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    2,761
    Thanks
    421
    Thanked 261 Times in 254 Posts

    Default

    All I can say is VET VISIT!

    Thank you for helping this poor lady!
    .1.DOG Jiggles
    2.1.CRESTED GECKO Dekstest,Phantom,Lovely
    .1.YBST Cloveth
    .1.MINIPIG Judy(food&belly rub is kinda apig deal)
    1..RAT CoconutRatMinneapolis
    4.4.COCKATIELS

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Unfortunately I can't afford to take her to the vet. I am a teenager, and despite my endless job applications, I am unemployed. I own 7 cats, 4 large dogs, 2 fish, 1 ball python and 1 mouse, so the little funds I /do/ have are used on their care with the assistance of my mother. Even if I were to ask my mother to come to take her with me, she would probably view the idea as ridiculous. As much as I am desperate to help this poor girl, I don't think taking her to a vet is an option.

    Is there anything else I can do?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    East-central Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,258
    Thanks
    464
    Thanked 196 Times in 185 Posts

    Default

    It might be kinder to have her euthanized by your vet. I'm sure she is suffering. Thank you for caring. Your mom probably feels awful too.
    Eileen
    TAD (Tiny Ancient Dinosaur) - Yellow flame dash pinstripe crestie 1.0.0
    Hygge, aka TBD (Tiny Badass Dragon) - Brown reticulated gargoyle 0.0.1
    Rody Jane - Cattledog/stinkwad mix 0.1.0
    Dixie Moonpie - Rattledog 0.1.0
    Ancient barn cats - 3.0.0

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to TAD For This Useful Post:

    Lovelyanddekstest (10-24-2017)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    She is still actively running around, she doesn't seem stressed. Occasionally licks her eyes like normal. I don't know if putting her down is really the right thing to do...

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    East-central Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,258
    Thanks
    464
    Thanked 196 Times in 185 Posts

    Default

    You're the only one who can really make that decision. If you can feed her, and she seems to be recovering, maybe she will make it.
    Eileen
    TAD (Tiny Ancient Dinosaur) - Yellow flame dash pinstripe crestie 1.0.0
    Hygge, aka TBD (Tiny Badass Dragon) - Brown reticulated gargoyle 0.0.1
    Rody Jane - Cattledog/stinkwad mix 0.1.0
    Dixie Moonpie - Rattledog 0.1.0
    Ancient barn cats - 3.0.0

  8. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Sad update:

    Last night, before I went to bed, and under 12 hours after the incident occurred, my dear momma gecko passed away in my hands. I noticed her breathing was slow, and I gently slid my hand under her to lift her up. It got slower and slower, until it eventually stopped. She had always seemed to enjoy being gently stroked along her back, so I continued to do so until her heart stopped beating. It was a peaceful death, and I was with her to comfort her every step of the way.

    I love that little girl so much, I am glad she is at rest, now.

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Pinetree For This Useful Post:

    TAD (10-25-2017)

  10. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    East-central Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,258
    Thanks
    464
    Thanked 196 Times in 185 Posts

    Default

    Thank you for your compassion. I'm glad she went peacefully.
    Eileen
    TAD (Tiny Ancient Dinosaur) - Yellow flame dash pinstripe crestie 1.0.0
    Hygge, aka TBD (Tiny Badass Dragon) - Brown reticulated gargoyle 0.0.1
    Rody Jane - Cattledog/stinkwad mix 0.1.0
    Dixie Moonpie - Rattledog 0.1.0
    Ancient barn cats - 3.0.0

  11. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2017
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    I have always loved animals, I could never leave an innocent creature alone to suffer. I just wish I could have saved her somehow...

    And of course, this morning, I awoke to my betta fish miraculously vanishing from his aquarium. He lived in a Fluval Chi 5 gallon tank with the lid. I went to feed him, and poof, he was gone. I haven't found him anywhere. There is no way my cats could have reached him, the aquarium is located on the top of a 7-foot bookshelf with no wiggle room for a cat to walk on the shelf.

    I was baffled. Loosing two pets in two days... no fun.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •