Thursday, August 25, 2022

Turtle Thursday: Not a happy camper 2022

Turtle Thursday: Not a happy camper 2010

Turtle Thursday: Not a happy camper


These are pics of Silent Bob from last Friday. He had some major shell work done and was left with a chasm in his belly. It's a little harsh to look at, but it's a grim reminder that even if you know what you're doing, and take all the best steps to keep your pet happy, something can sneak by and create a mess like this. Bob's life isn't in danger, but he has a long path to recovery. First that gap has to pill in. Then it will scab over. In the meantime the wound was cleaned, washed, disinfected, and packed with a healing cream daily plus antibiotic injections every three days. I'd say it hurts me more than it does him, but he glowers at me after each shot, so I have a feeling it's vice versa.

Update for 2016: This little guy has been through a lot since 2010 and still hasn't completely healed from this procedure. He's been making huge progress recently, though.
Update for 2022: Bob has healed as much as he will, and his shell has changed to accommodate the "scars" from this whole ordeal. Due to his shell being compromised like this, his growth stopped a log time ago. He's otherwise perfectly healthy.