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After hibernation
Posted: 19/01/2009 by tortoise7

Hi Folks
Just wanted to share this with you. Since Molly has come out of hibernation she has shown all the weak points that I was not aware of before. Her shell rot became evident and the fibre glass moulding that was under her Plastron after her coeliotomy came away in one big flake, (which has been there for 2 yrs)this has shown that the plate that was cut out has not fused very well, so she will be off to the vet tomorrow. Temporary I have put some plasters there to keep any dirt out. She is well in her self and full of mischief but what I have learnt and would like to share, is that if there are any problems with the tort before they are put into hibernation it will exuberate them, so you really should avoid doing so, I know if I spot anything I will overwinter.Click and drag me down to the editor
Regards
Jane

Re: After hibernation
Posted: 19/01/2009 by ElaineTPG

Hi Jane, Well Miss Molly is certainly putting you through your paces, bless her. Did you take any pictures of this? We'll be thinking about you both tomorrow. Thanks for sharing and keep us updated.

TC

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Re: After hibernation
Posted: 19/01/2009 by tortoise7

Thanks Elaine
I didn't take any photo's because she was getting abit stressed, but I will so I can monitor her progress
Will post again tomorrow
Jane

Re: After hibernation
Posted: 20/01/2009 by tortoise7

Hi Folks
Well my little Molly has been to the vets. The vet said the square piece of plastron had fused Ok inside and the outside will take a very long time to fuse, she done quite abit of pushing, but everything was doing fine. Her shell rot looks under control and told me to do as I have been doing, so thank you all, for the good advice. She gave her a really thorough check over and said she was in really good health. I came out of there with the biggest smile you have ever seen. Do you think I can relax a bit now???? hmmmmmmmmm
Jane

Re: After hibernation
Posted: 20/01/2009 by tpgNina

Well done Molly! And yes, Jane, I think it's time to put your feet up, pour yourself a big glass of wine, and relax (but only until the next drama, of course {vbg}-- I'm sure Molly won't let you get complacent!).

Nina

Re: After hibernation
Posted: 20/01/2009 by tortoise7

Thanks
I am sure she won't. It will be Keya's turn next!!! They keep me out of mischief..
Jane

Re: After hibernation
Posted: 20/01/2009 by tortoise7

Re: After hibernation
Posted: 20/01/2009 by ElaineTPG

Oh Jane, what a relief to read this. Click and drag me down to the editorWhat is it that you are doing for the maintanence of Molly's shell rot? Is it dry or wet shell rot?

A nosey me,

Elaine

Re: After hibernation
Posted: 20/01/2009 by tortoise7

Hi Elaine
Thanks for the well wish.. She has Dry shell rot, and I have been scrubbing her shell with a very soft toothbrush and antibaterial wash, and then putting betadine ointment on, although I have now changed to tamodine. It does look healthier already, or at least it has not spread. There is a photo of Molly's shell in the members gallery. I don't know when I have to stop doing it, but I guess it will start to look different.
Regards
Jane

Re: After hibernation
Posted: 21/01/2009 by ElaineTPG

I thought there was but couldn't find it. I use to treat a rehomer with the above due to excessive attentions from too many males and no where to hide from. If like her you will notice a great deal of new growth in the summer. Your pictures in years to come will be amazing all down to your sheer dedication to these torts!

Elaine

Re: After hibernation
Posted: 21/01/2009 by tpgNina

The photo is there -- it's called Molly's flaky shell, and here is the link:
http://www.tortoise-protection-group.org.uk/site/121.asp?viewset=Mollys_flaky_shell&viewnum=27
(Sorry, it's not live so you'll have to cut and paste it.

Nina

 

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