Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Luke noticed a few days ago that Mo didn't seem quite like herself. She wasn't climbing like normal or eating very well. Then it became difficult for her to walk. The store owner where we got Mo recommended a vet specializing in reptiles. (This vet is even giving a lecture on chameleons this Friday in Vienna, so she knows her stuff.)
After a blood test and an x-ray, it was determined that she has at least 17 eggs inside her little belly, causing the calcium from what she eats to go to her eggs rather than her bones. This is causing metabolic bone disease. She also is having trouble with her kidneys. Right now we are giving her calcium supplements and medicine for her kidneys to function better, but the vet seems to think her chances of surviving are pretty slim.
This is very hard for Luke, who hates to see a fly suffer- let alone a pet that he has saved money for and hand feeds on a daily basis. It is amazing how attached to Mo we all have gotten. :) Luke has always had a compassionate heart, and he asked me to write this blog post so folks would pray. So...for the sake of our Luke, would you lift up a prayer for Mo?