Re: Stoney and her options
- View SourceI would talk to the vet about pain management, and how they feel
about it before you make any decisions. Iggy fell and subluxated his
spine a few weeks ago and when it started to heal he was clearly in a
great deal of pain.
My vet started him on tramadol for pain, and he's a totally different
lizard. It's still experimental in reptiles but we've had really good
results with it. I'm only giving it once a day and it seems to keep
him pain free unless you actually touch the area.
In my experience the vet will usually bring it up if they think that
quality of life will be so bad that the animal may need to be put to
sleep. If you feel like she might be able to get a few more good
years then maybe it would be worth it.
I'm sorry you guys are having to go through this. It's really hard to
make these sort of decisions.
Good luck to you both,
--- In IguanaMail@yahoogroups.com, Abby Gengozian <agengo@...> wrote:
> I'm not asking what should I do, deep down I think I know, but it
> doesn't seem to be time yet. I would appreciate your stories/
> Stoney and Darwin