Month 11 – Angel is with Egg!

One Year – Angel is with Egg!

Yes, it’s true, Angel is now with egg, or as the doctor says “She’s Gravid!”

I have weighed the options and for her sake I am going to spay her this Friday. It has been an enlightening experience to see her go thru this and it has taught me a lot.

I brought her to Dr. Boyer last month and he said she could be, but she wasn’t showing. I asked how could I tell and he said she would stop eating and would fill out in her belly.

So the next day she stops eating for the next 2 weeks.

I have to say that I have learned that once you establish communication thru whispering, all doors open to the thoughts between the minds.

This is to say that when I tell her something, she really understands what I am saying and takes it seriously.

How can I say this?

So 2 weeks later, I brought her to Dr. Maker in Reno. I supplied water to her by filling the sink up and drizzling water from a glass in front of her. She laps it up like crazy. I keep an eye on her poo to make sure the that it keeps clear, a bit of yellow is ok, but means slight dehydration, so I up the opportunities to drink during the day.

Back to her check up with Dr. Maker. She confirmed by x-ray that eggs were developing. She explained they were all in the sack now and would be calcifying in the next 2 weeks. During this time the eggs are soft and could break if she is handled roughly or jumps or falls, or you see what I mean.

I asked her if it was OK for her to eat. She said yes, she can eat. Up until this time she was eating very little, a few kidney beans and a forced bite of collards was all I could get there to eat.

I told Angel, see, you can eat.

She understood and the very next day she started eating everything in sight again. Her poo was moving again and I was elated.

For the last 2 weeks she has been eating normally. I give credit to the fact that she understood.

Yes, Whispering works. Once you establish communication and a meeting of the minds, they are able to understand you. Maybe not the words you say, but the thoughts you think. They understand what a vet is, that they are there to help them identify the problem that they need help with.

This is a big breakthrough in my belief. I am witness to it now. I am going to believe in it and stand by it.

So, Angel is going to Dr. Boyers at 11 am on Friday. I will bring her electric blanket and set up her little cage so she is secure and comfortable before and after her surgery. I am hoping to be able to bring her home on Friday and care for her at home. I never like leaving them at the office. No one is there at night, so what is the use? I can drive her up there in the morning for Tom to look at and he should be ok with that.

It is hard to think that I am going to spay her, but it is for the best. If I am not going to breed her, why should she have to go thru this every year? The stress on her and the nutrition issues, let alone the laying and all that goes with it.

Stayed tuned to see if her personality changes. I hope she keeps her spunk, I hope she is still the curious explorer, but I also hope she mellows some and becomes my big love bug.

We’ll see. She hasn’t’ been much of a cuddler, but last month she showed signs of wanting attention and petting and cuddling, it was heartwarming. Let’s see what happens next.

Pray that the surgery goes well. I know she is in the best of hands, but I still worry.

I have to say she has really become the little iguana I hoped she would be. She is tame and sweet, though headstrong and stubborn at times, I am now respected and the bond is has grown between us. She has my heart and my love.