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Posted by PHFaust on April 15, 2003 at 10:44:26:

In Reply to: Re: Ahh the joys (graphic pics enclosed) posted by Mr. D on April 13, 2003 at 23:02:58:

Heheheh Mr.D. You always give this cynical girl a grin. There was quite a bit of cooking of the organs. The kidneys are actually hardly functioning. Also the burns at some points go almost completely thru to the spine. Then you add to it MBD and a full systemic infection. Vet made a single suggestion. Well actually 2, and I followed them. Euthanasia and reporting to animal control. Apparently he already made the call. This ig was housed with no more than the UTH for heat. He has been cooking himself for i think 2 years.


:UTH - Under Tank Heater. And it's not that scary. Not unless you take into account that that this is equivalent to a human 3rd degree burn. The heat was so concentrated that it burned a hole through the scales and, from the look of it, the fascia which literally holds the organs inside the body cavity. It's not that scary. Not unless you take into consideration that this ig's entire system was exposed to a plethora of bacteria and infection due to the abhorrent ignorance/negligence of it's previous owner that, from the sound of it didn't even consider taking the ig to a vet and, instead, simply gave it to someone else to assume the responsibility of it's vet care. Just from the pics I would guess that it will take a minimum of 6 months for this ig to recover from this. Hopefully any internal organ damage has been kept to a minimum and everything is still functioning properly. Unfortunately, I'd be willing to bet that in order for the hole to heal all of the burned/dead flesh would have had to be removed making the hole even larger. Nothing to be scared about....
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