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TUFF'S STORY

Discussion in 'Aldabra tortoises' started by ALDABRAMAN, Mar 22, 2013.

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  1. JoesMum

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    My fingers are firmly crossed for Tuff as ever.
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    What's happening with Tuff? What has the vet said?
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    ~ Thank you, nothing has been decided. His condition is very complicated, however we will do everything possible to maintain his overall health and quality of life.
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    Tuff is so lucky to have you! I know he’s in good hands, no matter what.
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ~ Thank you, he is for sure a unique case.

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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    Tuff getting a shower
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    I love how they enjoy their showers!
    How is Tuff? Is there a chance that doing nothing is an option? Or is infection a serious risk with an opening like he has? Is he in any pain?
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    ALDABRAMAN KEEPER AT HEART 5 Year Member

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    ~ We have consulted our primary vet and he is looking at options. As for now his bladder comes out and goes back in. If you look closely at the shower video you can see the prolapse, it is slightly out. We think it is dysfunctional, however he gets plenty of fresh water and seems to be doing fine. His appetite and behavior is normal and healthy. What ever it takes we will try and keep him healthy and happy.
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    Greg, how is Tuff doing? Any plan of treatment? I think about him frequently.
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    ~ Waiting for the vet to provide further direction........thank you.
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    Really, had to show the poop pic lol.
    He's looking good. Doing great I'm sure.
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