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Old 07-10-19, 09:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Exclamation Respiratory Infection Concern

Hello everyone. I just recently adopted a 2 year old female BP. I have now had her for a little over 4 weeks. In this time she has not eaten for me, despite being offered different types of prey 3 times. On top of this, she has a respiratory infection. I noticed frequent "yawning" and a slight wheeze about a week into owning her, so I took her to the vet immediately. The vet confirmed my fear, she indeed has an RI. Over 2 weeks she had 4 injections of Amyglide(sp?). Unfortunately I saw no improvement in these two weeks, so the vet decided to move to Baytril. After two injections of Baytril over one week I still am not seeing signs of improvement. The vet is very knowledgable with reptiles and I trust him. I travel an hour to take Cleo (that is her name) to him, but I am worried for my girl. I researched BPs extensively before adopting her. The conditions in her enclosure are optimal. I have hygrometers and thermometers on both the cool and hot side, and the conditions have been within range for the past 4 weeks. Does treatment of an RI start working immediately? Do symptoms get worse before they get better? She is not open mouth breathing, but she is still "yawning" a lot, wheezing, and occasionally making gurgling sounds. You can see bubbles at the corner of her mouth and sometimes if I am handling her (Which I am trying not to do too much as she does not feel well) you can see bubbling at the nostril. Also she is 1300 grams if that helps and I am kind of estimating her age. She has another appointment in 2 days for another injection and follow up appointment and I know I will not sleep until I get some clarity. I just want her to be healthy and feel better. If anyone can shed some light on how BPs recover with antibiotic injections please help me out.
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