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Mel

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PostSubject: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 15th 2011, 1:03 pm

Hello and good morning from Greenback Smile

I am the new found owner of a semi dead Water Dragon. Horrible introduction I know, but true. A week ago I was given a half dead CWD girl. She's three years old and weighs only 4 ounces (Or for those not wanting to do the Math 113 grams). She has MBD and a Respiratory infection. The former owner didn't feed her, didn't bother to check the Humidity or cared in any sense about the husbandry of the Dragon other than to say she owned one (At least that's my Theory!). She didn't open her eyes at all, wouldn't eat, drink, move and I was pretty sure a few days ago that she was a goner.

However I haven't lost my magic touch when it comes to sick animals and low and behold this morning one eye opened, she is turning a lovely shade of green again and fighting me a lot less on the force feed and seems to have overall more energy. (It's amazing what the proper UVB/Heat/Food/Medicine/Humidity and some TLC can accomplish!) So maybe we're coming out of this yet Smile

Anyways, sorry for the gloomy introduction. Now to the more fun part...

I am 39 years old and live with my amazing Husband, 2 Dogs, 1 Cat and my CWD in the sticks. Up until recently, I was the proud owner of a Crestie, but due to professional choices and it's Time Restraints, I decided to give him to some very capable people. Who would have thought that 2 weeks later I would be a be in it all over again... LOL

Anyhow if you're still awake after reading my Novel you deserve some Coffee! here ya go ~ ~ c(__)


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PostSubject: Re: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 15th 2011, 1:13 pm

I can't wait to see pics of her in a few weeks. I know she is going to be looking so much better.

And hurry!! She needs a new name...a fresh new start to your CWD's life...a new life Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 15th 2011, 1:20 pm

I might go with Cleopatra. I am not sure yet LOL (I could totally go with the obvious choice: YOSHI!" lol)
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PostSubject: Re: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 15th 2011, 1:23 pm

Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you got that water dragon back from walking balls . I know it will be in the best of care. There are alot of quality people on here with alot of experience so if anyone has any good advice, please post it. I'm sure it will be appreciated. Good job, Mel. We are all rooting for you and the dragon. cheers cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 15th 2011, 1:26 pm

I like the name Cleopatra Smile was my suggestion hehehe!!
Or Phoenix...as she keeps almost rising from the ashes.

I remember how beautiful she was, and can't wait for the day she's back to that again.
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PostSubject: Re: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 16th 2011, 9:50 pm

Aww, poor baby!

Nice to meet you, and welcome! Good luck rehabing her!
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PostSubject: Re: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 17th 2011, 11:28 am

I took these this morning. She is doing a lot better.





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PostSubject: Re: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 17th 2011, 12:13 pm

Aww look at those lovely colors. She must be feeling much better, indeed! Welcome to the forum. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 17th 2011, 2:30 pm

Hi, Mel! Welcome aboard!

Poor dragon. Some people really shouldn't own houseplants, let alone animals. Sad So glad she's in better hands now!

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PostSubject: Re: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 17th 2011, 5:32 pm

Thanks so much, I am carefully optimisitc at this point Smile

The past 4 days I've been feeding her Strawberry Pediasure with Crestie food and calcium powder. I've been putting Terramycin on her eyes and along with the UVB and heat mercury light as well as several warm baths a day it does seem to help her. I hope that when she fully keeps her eyes open that she'll eat live food again. I do have a bowl with three wax worms in her enclosure just in case. I think I will HAVE to name her Phoenix as this is the second time she's risen from the dead...
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PostSubject: Re: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 18th 2011, 5:21 pm

Hi Mel, I was wondering if you could carry your post over to the Monitors, Geckos, and Lizards area, that way it might be available to other members in the future. As it is now, people will just think it's a long intro and may miss the important stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Gooood Morning and Hello!   January 21st 2011, 2:59 pm

Absolutely Smile
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