My box turtle is a rescue and has many abnormalities and deformations of her shell, skin, beak, skeleton, and other body parts due to years of poor nutrition and habitat. She hasn’t been diagnosed yet, but the vet suspects she has internal damage that’s causing other problems. She has recently had a severe rectal prolapse and the vet said we can’t give her medication or put her under for surgery until we know what drugs her body can tolerate. Even then, it’s still uncertain what quality of life she would have afterward. We have the option of running diagnostics and attempting to fix the problem or euthanizing. Of course I want to do everything I can to help her, but her prolapse is very painful and even if we ran the tests and found out what was wrong, there’s no guarantee we could fix it and we might only be prolonging her suffering. The vet believes her body is beginning to shut down and is amazed she has lived to be this old. I’ve posted some pictures of her prolapse as it is currently and it’s getting worse every day. I appreciate any advice that will help me make the right decision for my girl! Also, if anyone has any tips on how to ease her pain before her next appointment in two days, I’d appreciate that as well.