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    Re: Need help Urgently

    Is there an update with your snake? You mentioned you were taking him to the vet, how did that go?

    I hope all is well......

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    Re: Need help Urgently

    Quote Originally Posted by dustyfeathers View Post
    Is there an update with your snake? You mentioned you were taking him to the vet, how did that go?

    I hope all is well......
    No, all is not well. Well, I took him to the vet in a standard plastic cage from petsmart, and when I get there, she does a few things. First, she puts him in a bowl of water to help losen up the urinate, and then puts some kind of oitment/jelatine like substance on his problem spot. She uses a cuetip and manages to get some of the urinate out and clear the spot. Then, she gives him an enema using another kind of substance(forgot the name, but a kind of jelly) and he just sits there for a while opening his mouth trying to digest it.

    Then, she tries to get some of the urinate out of him by slowly pushing it out, and manages to get a huge chunk out and clears the problem spot.

    Well, he sits there opening his mouth and licking his lips(in a way) and tries to get down the stuff. So after she finishes, I take him home and about half way to my house, he rolls over in his pastic cage. I panic and try to get him to stay on his side. Well, I manage to keep him up until I get home and then put him on a counter because I am afraid that he would turn over in his cage because he isn't moving, just opening his mouth.

    Well, I stayed with him for another few hours and used a small object to keep his mouth open because the person at the vet said that as long as he keeps his mouth open and head up, he is fine. Well, he didn't make it through the night.

    I am not sure if it was the shock of being in the car(though I had his cage on my lap) or being around people or just being dehydrated(Vet said he was), or old age, but he didn't make it.

    I only had 15 more days too before I would of had him for 10 years.

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    Re: Need help Urgently

    Sorry to hear you lost him.

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    Re: Need help Urgently

    10 years? wow sorry about your snake
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    That sucks
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    once they get blocked up like that they die fast.Usually by the time you notice it it's too late.I had a few of my juvi's die like that and a adult male.

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    Sorry to hear that you lost you snake.
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    What rotten news! If it's any consolation, 10 years is about the average life expectancy of a well cared for garter snake. If you didn't get him as a baby, then he beat the odds. It always sucks to lose a loved one, though, even if that loved one is a snake. Hopefully, you've helped someone else through your experience, though. I know your story has made me a little bit wiser. I just wish it had a happy ending. Best regards,
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    It's a pitty to hear, sorry for the loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cazador View Post
    What rotten news! If it's any consolation, 10 years is about the average life expectancy of a well cared for garter snake. If you didn't get him as a baby, then he beat the odds. It always sucks to lose a loved one, though, even if that loved one is a snake. Hopefully, you've helped someone else through your experience, though. I know your story has made me a little bit wiser. I just wish it had a happy ending. Best regards,
    Rick
    Yea, thanks everyone.

    And what kind of bugged me was the Vet said that I should of had a UV Light for my snake, but I never had one and he did fine. He was always just next to my window and I would open the blinds to give him light.

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