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 Harriet Update - Test results back

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mummybear
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PostSubject: Harriet Update - Test results back   Harriet Update - Test results back EmptyFri Jan 25, 2008 3:14 am

Well Harriet went back to visit her new vet today. The verdict is after getting results back from the various tests is she has a form of Microsporidia which is a parasite more commonly associated with bees also humans. This parasite caused the inflammation (lump) which covered her eye. Luckily it is treatable but requires a special type of drug which is used to treat the problem in bees so have to wait till she gets it and she will post it out to me. She has to go back in 2 weeks time. There is very little information about symptoms, treatments results as apparently there is only one recorded case involving a rep (iguana i think) plus it is so rare.
She responded well to tests done today to check her sight, she has gained 5g in weight in the past 2 weeks and is showing signs of improvement, though her appetite is still very poor.
Sorry for being so long winded but I know a lot of you like to be kept updated on her progress especially those who have given their kind support to us (Harriet & I) during her illness.

The vet took photo's and would like a copy of the one I posted on here.
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PostSubject: Re: Harriet Update - Test results back   Harriet Update - Test results back EmptyFri Jan 25, 2008 4:13 pm

Thanks for letting us all know love. Let's hope she makes a good recovery. Any idea where she got this parasite from?

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mummybear
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PostSubject: Re: Harriet Update - Test results back   Harriet Update - Test results back EmptyFri Jan 25, 2008 7:15 pm

Reptile Rescue Den wrote:
Thanks for letting us all know love. Let's hope she makes a good recovery. Any idea where she got this parasite from?
Unfortunately no, which is a shame, in fact the vet said is was the very last thing she would have suspected was causing the problem so the 110 spent on the tests was well worth it in my opinion, and trust me as soon as she's sorted both my beardies are getting insured I only wish I'd found the reptile insurance before the problem started but never mind she's worth evey penny and the worry she's put me through LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Harriet Update - Test results back   Harriet Update - Test results back EmptyFri Jan 25, 2008 10:37 pm

thats good news.. I'm really happy for you!
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PostSubject: Re: Harriet Update - Test results back   Harriet Update - Test results back EmptySat Jan 26, 2008 2:36 am

Well, best of luck in the recovery process.
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PostSubject: Re: Harriet Update - Test results back   Harriet Update - Test results back EmptySat Jan 26, 2008 10:49 am

Hope she gets sorted soon
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