5 Year Member
- Nov 17, 2013
I have been away for a week, hence no posts.The Amikacin order came in early and we were able to start him on it Sunday, it is a five injection course, his second shot it tonight.
He's still eating and relieving himself normally, so we're giving him extra wet foods like watermelon while on the Amikacin.
The breathing difficulties continue, he's subdued but still active.
Thank you domalle for you well wishes.
Zovick gave us great feed back on the Flotaz vs. Baytril.
I'm very open to further suggestions.
Zovick do you have anything else you can suggest?
thank you everyone!
All I can say is that I would make certain your tortoise is very well hydrated if you are using Amikacin. I have never used it personally. Tortoises do not do well on nephrotoxic drugs in my opinion. There was one called Gentocin years ago which killed a number of reptiles before it was learned that it crystallized in their kidneys. My feeling is that if the Fortaz didn't help your tortoise, there is very likely no drug that will cure the tortoise. Hopefully, I am wrong.
How is it doing today?