I just wanted to share a surgery that I helped with a couple of months ago. Gimpy the Tree Frog is doing great and is getting around his enclosure very well on only 3 legs!
Here we are administering MS222 to Gimpy the tree frog in his personal induction chamber to perform a leg amputation. We submerged him in distilled water mixed with the anesthetic in a Ziploc bag until he was anesthetized.
(This is me!!) Saranna Doheny getting ready to recover Gimpy from surgery. During the surgery Saranna monitored his heart beat and administered more MS222 mixed with water to keep him successfully under anesthesia.
To wake him up from surgery, we flushed warm water over his body to rinse away the anesthetic. Once he started to blink, he was placed back into his enclosure to finish waking up on his own. He was moving around the enclosure 2 hours after surgery.
Cool! Frogs are so neat. Thanks for sharing!
That is VERY cool! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much for sharing. Was he someone's pet? How is he doing now?
Very cool! Thank you for sharing this
Really cool! Thanks for sharing!
Gimpy is doing Great! He was brought in to us by a Reptile/Amphibian Rescue group that wanted to try and save the little guy. He will stay with them forever because of his disabilities, but they said that he is getting around his enclosure well, and there seems to be no complications!
Yes, thanks for sharing this little guy's story! This is wonderful - so glad he's doing so well.
Very cool, thank you for sharing.
I love it!! I think this is really amazing and I'm so glad you shared this with everyone! I keep telling people about your successful procedure. It's really great to let others see what all can be accomplished in Veterinary Medicine! Great job!!
I'm glad to hear that Gimpy is doing well