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  • RIP toe number 4.

    Well, tonight turned to shit real fast. I was feeding and came to the last hatchling and noticed that he was really limp and dry. There's no reason for it, his cage (Med KK)was right next to his clutchmate, same treatment, diet, temps, etc, and the sib is just fine, hale and hearty.
    So despite a sauna and trying not to stress him more than necessary, I couldn't keep the little guy alive. RIP little Toe, I am so sorry you didn't make it.
    Help! Crested Geckos! 0.1.Leachie, 2.1.1 Gargs, 1.0 Chahoua, 2.1. Blue Tongue Skinks, 1.1. White Lined Geckos, 1.3. African Fat Tails, 2.2.0 Tokay Geckos, 1.0. Giant Day Gecko, 2 tarantulas

  • #2
    Ugh, I'm so sorry Sailleface! I know you were very excited about the little Foot hatchlings. *big hugs*
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    • #3
      I'm sorry for your loss.
      1.1.0 E. agricolae

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      • #4
        Oh no, Saille, that's awful. Whatever happened clearly had nothing to do with you. Gene package must have had something wrong--? I know he had a very good life while it lasted though. You're in my thoughts. <3
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        • #5
          Sorry Saille
          Charming Chewies: Specializing in Grand Terre and Pine Isle locales of chahoua.

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          • #6
            So very sorry you lost the little Toe.
            www.geckohaven.com
            Cin

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            • #7
              So sorry hun
              Crestopia Reptiles
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              • #8
                I am so sorry for your loss
                - Carrie
                https://www.facebook.com/CarMelGeckos and www.caposellophotography.com

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                • #9
                  update

                  Thanks everyone. Its been a harrowing day. I woke up, the little guy was re-hydrated to the point where his eyes were no longer sunken, and he had reflexive movement. I couldn't believe that he was still possibly alive. So he went to the vet today. There was a heartbeat, but his glottis was blocking his windpipe. The vet opened with a 24 guage catheter and tried "mouth to mouth" through the catheter. He got subQ fluids, and he got a respiratory stimulant. Unfortunately, his pupils never reacted to light by contracting, so as of about 5:30 PM today, after confirmation from both my very excellent herp vets that the little guy was indeed no longer in his body, we opted to "pull the plug". It has been a difficult day to say the least, I so much appreciate the kind thoughts and words.
                  This is just a frightening reminder of how very quickly dehydration can take a young gecko down. If you are having particularly dry weather, please, check your humidity and if necessary, mist 2x/day during any cold dry spells.
                  This situation sucks, but i learned a lot from it. Reptiles are amazing in that they can tolerate high levels of CO2,and the heart can indeed beat for up to days after the animal is actually dead. The eyes are a good indicator of brain death. it the pupils don't contract/dilate, then likely, its a done deal. But I had to try with the little guy, I couldn't give up on him.
                  RIP, little toe number 4...08/18/2009-04/09/2010
                  Help! Crested Geckos! 0.1.Leachie, 2.1.1 Gargs, 1.0 Chahoua, 2.1. Blue Tongue Skinks, 1.1. White Lined Geckos, 1.3. African Fat Tails, 2.2.0 Tokay Geckos, 1.0. Giant Day Gecko, 2 tarantulas

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                  • #10
                    Oh no....just enough to have given you hope. It is like doing it all over again. The grief and loss...
                    What a horrible experience for you. So sorry you were given a little sliver of hope to have it taken away.
                    www.geckohaven.com
                    Cin

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                    • #11
                      Oh I'm sorry Sazilla.
                      I have been gone so long, I didn't know you even had that many toe hatchlings. Sorry that this has happened to you. Hopefully you'll have some little toes this year!
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                      • #12
                        Oh Saz Im so sorry you lost your baby toe you are such a good mommy to your babies....
                        2.2.2crested geckos 1 ambilobe Cham
                        1.1 PI chahoua 1.2 leachie 1 leopard gecko 1.0 Bearded Dragon 1.0 Hamster 0.2 Tortoises 1 possum
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                        • #13
                          Aww, Saille, you valiantly did all you could for your little Toe. I know it always hurts to lose one.
                          Julie
                          lots of cresteds and a fair amount of gargoyles

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                          • #14
                            I was really sorry to read this! It just sucks when something like this happens and there just isn't any reason to it.
                            Specializing in R. Chahoua

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