Urgent Care :: CAN ANTIBIOTICS HURT RES SENSE OF SMELL OR SIGHT?

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Post Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:41 pm   CAN ANTIBIOTICS HURT RES SENSE OF SMELL OR SIGHT?

I'M NOT YELLING, THE PRINT ON THIS THING IS TOO SMALL!
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MY 20-25 YR OLD FEMALE RES, SOUPY, HAS BEEN TREATED FOR PNEUMONIA FOR THE PAST 2 MTHS, WITH DAILY SHOTS OF CEFTAZIDIME ALONG WITH A BAYTRIL SHOT EVERY 5 DAYS.
SHE IS ABOUT 9" & 3-31/2 LBS.
SHE HAS IMPROVED SOME- HER FRONT CLAWS ARE NOT SWOLLEN & SHE CAN HOLD HERSELF UNDER LONGER, BUT SHE IS STILL LISTING ON HER SIDE.
THE VET SAID THERE IS NOTHING MORE TO DO, JUST WAIT & SEE.
I SAID WAIT & SEE WHAT?? IF SHE DIES?? NO-DO SOMETHING!
SO HE X-RAYED HER & 1 LUNG WAS LIGHT & THE OTHER BLACK.
HE SAID HE COULD KNOCK HER OUT & TAKE A SAMPLE FROM INSIDE HER LUNG.
HE SAID SHE NO LONGER HAS PNEUMONIA, SO THERE IS NOTHING HE CAN DO.
SO HE WANTS TO WAIT A WHILE BEFORE HE DOES IT.
HE IS THE ONLY EXOITIC VET IN MY AREA.
I JUST DRY DOCKED HER TODAY.
MY PROBLEM NOW IS WITH HER FEEDING.
SHE ONLY EATS PEOPLE, PRE-COOKED, FROZEN, DE-VEINED SHRIMP, THAWED OUT & CUT INTO BITE SIZE PCS.
SHE CAN NEITHER SEE NOR SMELL THEM AS I DROP THEM ON HER HEAD.
SHE COMES WHEN I KNOCK & IS READY TO EAT BUT THEN JUST STARES AS IF NOTHING IS THERE.
I HAVE TO KEEP SCOOPING THEM UP & REPEATING THE PROCESS UNTILL SHE GETS A PIECE OR 3.
SHE ATTACKS IT LIKE A SHARK WOULD & THEN SHE SCATTERS THE OTHERS & I HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN.
SHE WOULD NORMALLY EAT 5 JUMBO SHRIMP A DAY.
I EVENTUALLY GET HER TO EAT AT LEAST 2, BUT IM CONCERNED.
I THOUGHT RES HAD GOOD SIGHT & SMELL.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:15 am   Re: CAN ANTIBIOTICS HURT RES SENSE OF SMELL OR SIGHT?

How is her vision otherwise? Antibiotics like Baytril can suppress appetite. When was the last time she ate? What was her diet like before? Shrimp is not good for them if used on a regular basis.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 12:48 pm   Re: CAN ANTIBIOTICS HURT RES SENSE OF SMELL OR SIGHT?

I'M NOT SURE HOW HER VISION IS NOW BECAUSE SHE IS IN A 66 QT PLASTIC TUB TILL SHE GETS BETTER.
BUT SHE NEVER HAD PROBLEMS WITH HER SIGHT OR SMELL BEFORE.
I KNOW BAYTRIL SUPPRESSES THE APPETITE & THATS WHY I ALWAYS FED HER BEFORE I GAVE HER THE DAILY SHOT OF CEFTAZIDIME & BEFORE I TOOK HER TO THE VET FOR HER BAYTRIL SHOT EVERY 5 DAYS.
SHE ATE YESTERDAY, MAYBE 2 JUMBO SHRIMP.
SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PICKY,PICKY EATER.
SHE EATS SHRIMP, JUST SHRIMP, FOR 15 YRS, ONLY SHRIMP!
I TRIED EVERYTHING & ASIDE FROM SOME CANNED TUNA & CANNED SALMON (FED OFF A FORK) & FLOATING STICKS, NOT MUCH ELSE WORKED
I TRIED LEAVING THE FOOD IN HER TANK FOR FEW DAYS - NOTHING.
I TRIED NOT FEEDING HER FOR A FEW DAYS & GIVING HER " STUFF TURTLES R SUPPOSED TO EAT" - NOTHING.
I TRIED Nature Zone Aquatic Turtle Bites, & Zoo Med Gourmet Repti Sticks Floating Aquatic Turtle Food & Zoo Med Repti Sticks Floating Aquatic Turtle Food.
SHE STARTED EATTING THE TURTLE BITES BUT STOPPED & THEN GOT SICK.
I TRIED, I KNOW IT DOESN'T SOUND GOOD & THE VET SAID, WHEN I CALLED, HE WAS SURPRISED SHE LIVED THIS LONG.
BUT WHEN HE SAW HER HE SAID SHE WAS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION & HEALTH (EXCEPT THE PNEUMONIA).
SHE IS A GOOD SIZE, COLOR, WEIGHT.
SHE RUNS SO FAST ON LAND.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 1:15 pm   Re: CAN ANTIBIOTICS HURT RES SENSE OF SMELL OR SIGHT?

Try to mix the shrimp up with pellets, but she should be off it. She's a bit spoiled, a tough love approach should have been taken years ago.

Still not sure what's the issues with her vision. Are they cloudy or swollen?
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:21 pm   Re: CAN ANTIBIOTICS HURT RES SENSE OF SMELL OR SIGHT?

SHE WON'T EAT ANYTHING BUT THE SHRIMP NOW & IT'S TOO LATE TO CHANGE HER NOW.
YES SHE IS SPOILED, BUT SHE HAS NEVER HAD A HEALTH PROBLEM BEFORE THIS.
IF THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG WITH HER SIGHT, I CAN'T SEE IT, THEY ARE CLEAR & NOT SWOLLEN.
WOULDN'T HER SENSE OF SMELL GET HER TO THE SHRIMP ANYWAY?
SHE PUTS HER FACE RITE NEXT TO IT & CAN'T TELL IT'S THERE, BUT ONCE SHE GETS IT SHE GOES WILD, SNAPPING EVERYWHERE IN CASE SHE MISSES A PIECE.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:56 pm   Re: CAN ANTIBIOTICS HURT RES SENSE OF SMELL OR SIGHT?

If the eyes are clear and not swollen, I'm not sure what it could be. What did the vet do or say about it? Were any tests done?
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:29 pm   Re: CAN ANTIBIOTICS HURT RES SENSE OF SMELL OR SIGHT?

THIS JUST STARTED, AFTER WE WERE DONE WITH THE VET.
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Post Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:39 pm   Re: CAN ANTIBIOTICS HURT RES SENSE OF SMELL OR SIGHT?

There is no follow up? It might warrant a revisit.
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Post Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 8:06 am   Re: CAN ANTIBIOTICS HURT RES SENSE OF SMELL OR SIGHT?

25 years old! Wow! Hope she gets well soon!
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