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Re: Respiratory Infection?

Post by aussieJJDude » Sat May 16, 2020 10:24 pm

Thata awesome to hear, hopefully she keeps on the mend.

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Post by wodesorel » Sat May 16, 2020 11:21 pm

Great news!

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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Sun May 17, 2020 12:25 am

FJrocks003 wrote:We took her in today and the vet said that she was going to be fine. We got a medication to take daily and she already seems better! Also, why is everyone always responding to my questions in the middle of the night lol (Yes I do know that it is 11pm right no but still)
That is so great to hear!!!
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Re: Respiratory Infection?

Post by GotButterflies » Mon May 18, 2020 12:38 am

I'm glad your snake is going to be okay!
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Re: Respiratory Infection?

Post by FJrocks003 » Mon May 25, 2020 11:01 am

I just gave here her last dose of meds today, but I'm still hear popping and wheezing noises. She also started gapping yesterday. She does seem more active than before and seems to act like nothing is wrong but the RI is still there, is this normal?
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Re: Respiratory Infection?

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Mon May 25, 2020 11:43 am

FJrocks003 wrote:I just gave here her last dose of meds today, but I'm still hear popping and wheezing noises. She also started gapping yesterday. She does seem more active than before and seems to act like nothing is wrong but the RI is still there, is this normal?
I'd give the vet a call. The duration of meds may not have been long enough, and/or strong enough. Especially if she's still gaping.

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Post by wodesorel » Mon May 25, 2020 6:29 pm

No, definitely not normal. Some antibiotics can work for longer than taken, but she should have been sounding better by now.
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Post by FJrocks003 » Tue May 26, 2020 6:58 am

She is certainly acting better just not sounding better. I'll give the vet a call I just don't know if I'll be able to afford another round of meds. The vet I'm using is in a fairly high income area so everything is real expansive. I think I might try a home treatment, I found some on the web I just need to make sure they're legit. Also, are RIs contagious? I have a second garter snake tht I want to add in but I definitely don't want him catching it.
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Post by wodesorel » Tue May 26, 2020 7:44 am

RIs can be extremely contagious, she needs to be quarantined from the others for safety. Also, please don't try random cures found online, this is a bacterial infection and it requires antibiotics for treatment - especially since it sounds like it may be medication resistant. Having a proper environment is half the equation though!

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Re: Respiratory Infection?

Post by FJrocks003 » Tue May 26, 2020 9:59 am

I'm trying to do my research on what treatments are okay. I'm still going to talk to the vet first but she seems better today, hopefully she will get better on her own though I'm not counting on it. I'll give her another day or two before I take her in for more meds.
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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Tue May 26, 2020 10:32 am

I'm with Wodes, the only thing going to help (if she doesn't get better from this round of meds) is more/different antibiotics. It's the same with people and bacterial infections. There's a lot we can do to boost our immune system, but only the antibiotics are gonna kill the bacterial infections.

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Post by FJrocks003 » Tue May 26, 2020 11:08 am

Okay, thank you all for helping and I'll keep you updated.
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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Tue May 26, 2020 2:33 pm

FJrocks003 wrote:Okay, thank you all for helping and I'll keep you updated.
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