Eltanin update (and long post incoming): about a week and a half ago I took him to the vet as he continued to show no interest in food, and was starting to become quite lethargic. In complete honesty I should have gone sooner, but thankfully his condition isn’t dire. He was constipated, dehydrated, and apparently has pin worms as well. He was given fluid and vitamin injections at the vet, and I’ve been syringe feeding him lactulose and carnivore care every day and he’s doing SO much better. Last night it was actually quite difficult to feed him as he’s regained enough strength to put up quite a fight. Since then, he’s passed quite a bit of stool- and has gone from 62g to 60g, which would worry me if he didn’t visibly look better overall and tail more plump. He’s also back to his digging and climbing shenanigans which is super reassuring.
He’ll be having a follow up appointment soon- now that he’s showing signs of improvement it should be safe to de-worm him, but we’ll see what the vet thinks.
As a personal aside, I had concerns of “over-babying” him and causing stress and decided to wait on taking El to the vet, instead of going as soon as I noticed signs something was wrong. I will never, ever do this again. Thankfully this situation seems manageable but it would have been even better and easier to treat had I been more proactive. I really regret not going sooner and it was negligent of me not to do so. Please take it from me and don’t “wait and see,” I would have never guessed he’d have pinworms.
I also went to a new vet since they were open on weekends, and while they are more expensive than my usual, I will be switching as they solely treat exotics and are more knowledgeable. I loved my last vet office as they were extremely kind and accommodating, but this new one was much more thorough and laid out several treatment options and timelines.
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