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    I'm so sorry for this outcome...but you did the best you could. Rest in Peace, Nova.
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    Re: Nova's Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    Unfortunately there's a sad update to this story. Last week Nova started having issues with getting backed up/unable to pass feces. We took her to SEAVS and they got her cleaned out, but over the few days they had her for observation they noted issues with her back third becoming paralyzed, with a loss of muscle control in her tail, she could not close her vent, etc. We gave her a few more days to see if things would improve, but she then showed increasing signs of pain in her body just before the paralysis point.

    They theorize that there may have been some nerve damage due to the surgery, and her nerves may have been torn or stretched away from the spine when they had to do the intestine resection. While the problem wasn't evident immediately post-op, it became an issue as she grew longer and thicker.

    So, we made the tough decision to have her euthanized.

    Since her particular case was included in the recently released edition of Maderís Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Stahl will be doing a necropsy on her as a follow-up, in case he finds anything useful to include in a future release of the book.
    Iím sorry for your loss. Thatís very unfortunate that happened. RIP Nova.


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    Re: Nova's Surgery

    So sorry to hear this. You certainly went above and beyond for her. RIP, Nova


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    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart breaks for you.
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    I'm sure it's difficult, but rest easy knowing you did all you could to give Nova a great life.

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    Re: Nova's Surgery

    Sorry to hear about your loss. You did everything you could to try to help her!
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    I'm very sorry for your loss.
    It's always hard to lose one but especially when you've done so much to try to make sure they are okay.
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    Re: Nova's Surgery

    Quote Originally Posted by bcr229 View Post
    Since her particular case was included in the recently released edition of Maderís Reptile and Amphibian Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Stahl will be doing a necropsy on her as a follow-up, in case he finds anything useful to include in a future release of the book.
    i'm so sorry to hear about the unfortunate turn of events. you gave Nova the best life and chance. RIP. i am glad that her case has been documented and can help future vets and animals.
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    So sorry
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    Re: Nova's Surgery

    So sorry to hear this.

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