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ashley02


# Posted: 19 Feb 2004 15:12


Hi everyone,
I've posted to another place on this site before and there is info about my frog under Sick White's.
I was wondering if anyone has experience with swollen legs -- it doesn't look like red leg to me and isn't getting better with oral/ shots of antibiotics.
Any ideas? I'm having trouble posting a pic, but basically one of my frogs legs is very swollen and when I press on it (gently!) it seems like blood or something is moving around under the skin.
Thanks!
becki
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# Posted: 19 Feb 2004 22:47


Ashley, honey, you are not going to see a great deal of improvement this eary. This is why I told you that you must be patient with the process. The healing process for them is very slow. I've tried my best to give you all the the advice I can. Unfortunately now, it is a watch and wait situation. Finish the meds at home and see what happens.
becki

Frogbert
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# Posted: 19 Feb 2004 23:20 · Edited by: Frogbert


Sounds like your frog may be experiencing edema. This can be caused from a variety of things but is most prominant in conjunction with kidney failure or toxin poisoning. Do what Becki said and be patient


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ashley02


# Posted: 20 Feb 2004 00:03


Thanks you two
--Becki, I wasn't trying to undermine your advice at all--just wanted to see if anyone had experience with this particular ailment--b/c from what i've read about redleg I don't think that's what it is.
Just wanted to see if anyone had luck with topical antibiotics, etc. The condition seems to be getting worse instead of better, so I just wanted any and all possible advice!
Sorry if I offended you Becki--I really appreciate all the advice you have offered and I understand that it will be a slow process--just don't want to neglect to do something that I should be doing.
Thanks again.
cheshireycat
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# Posted: 20 Feb 2004 07:26


That's what I'd think, Frogbert, that this was some sort of bodily build-up, and it's part of the reason I think another vet opinion would be so important since the vet just put the frog on Triclosan and didn't seem to offer much else. One would think that if this were an infection, the vet would describe it as so or go into detail and at least explain why there was this insane swelling! Maybe I'm not trustworthy, but I just don't trust that vet at this point.

On that note, have you seen the other vet, Ashley? You could always try and email as many herp vets as possible those pics you posted and just see if any of them respond.


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ashley02


# Posted: 20 Feb 2004 14:44


Cheshireycat--
Thanks for the advice-- I have spoken to my other vet (who also doesn't have much experience with frogs but has done lots of research into it). She agrees that the antibiotics should have helped by now if they were going to and suggested making sure that he eats (even force feeding) to make sure it gets nutrition to be able to fight off something internally.
It almost looks to me like it needs to be drained--but clearly now something I would do on my own!!!
Any experience w/ force feeding or thoughts on it?
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