Where the Sam Hill have I been?

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I have a good excuse: we had a beardie in the hospital. Our girl Portia had a prolapse we couldn’t fix after her last clutch (infertile–we are not breeding her). Turns out, that wasn’t all that was wrong. She had a terrible downturn, and we rushed her to a hospital in Tampa, an hour away. She had egg yolk peritonitis, a condition from which few beardies recover. We expected to say goodbye. The tough little bugger thwarted those expectations by getting better. She was in the hospital for a almost a week. We brought her home Friday so she could get stronger in a more comfortable place. Some time this week, she goes in for surgery, so we’re still not out of the woods.

Think happy beardie thoughts for us. Blogging will resume when my nerves have settled.

(cross-posted to spooky moon)

2 Responses to Where the Sam Hill have I been?

  1. pdq says:

    Whoever said reptiles aren’t responsive hasn’t met you and your passel of beardies. We’re cheering for Portia, nudging Ellen to be more sympathetic, and hoping you & The Spousal Unit can cope.

  2. Kari Ann says:

    So glad that the little ladies are back “together.” What a big week Portia had.

    I saw the picture and thought that you were back in the PNW!

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