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Old 04-26-2013, 04:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys
My baby Spider - 2 1/2 yr old African pygmy - has not been doing so well - He has been treated with several different rounds of antibiotics which worked for a bit in helping his stool normalize, then quit working. Just this Monday he has totally crashed and I'm very worried about him. He is very weak and wobbly, won't eat, has bloody diarrhea and shies away from his heating disk though he feels cold to the touch. I've been syringe feeding and watering him. I'm afraid to bring him back to the vet - not sure if there's much they can do at this point. Please let me know if any of you have dealt with this before, or have any suggestions
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know what this could be, but it sounds like something that can't be fixed at home. You should get him back to the vet ASAP. Good luck and hugs to Spider.
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, I agree, get him back to the vet. He is very sick. Did the vet do fecals on him and if so, what were the results? What antibiotics has he been on?

Sending well wishes to him.
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