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I can't lie to you and say I haven't been seriously contemplating euthanasia. He's suffering, and it's plain to see. But my baby always seems to bounce back, showing me that even though he's tired he'll continue to fight. Right now it comes down to him. I'll keep fighting if he stays strong.

we're here for you hun, every step of the way :heart

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You know, when Pumpkin dropsied last summer, I went out and bought some clove oil to euth. Then I thought I'd just try to see if I could overcome a "fatal condition." It took four months using Helen's good advice for her to recover, but she is perfectly healthy now.

I think I would have given up on Elvis, not because I thought he couldn't survive, but because I just couldn't take it. I'm very impressed with your courage in trying to heal him. Good luck!

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Behind you 100%. My support cup is overflowing :)

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:grouphug:heart :heart :heart

You guys are amazing.

He's still eating, though this morning it was hard for him to keep the food in his mouth again. I'm leaning toward my not warming it up sufficiently. Moving is still difficult, but is manageable in small 'steps'. He must have been upset by something last night, as the stress coat is very stringy in the water this morning and the water is very cloudy. We'll keep trying.

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We're at 7.8 for pH, which is the same as the main tank right now. Our well can fluctuate a little, but it stays between 7.4-7.8 ppm. The rain is usually the culprit if the pH changes.

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7.8 is ideal, a few points up or a few points down in fluctuation won't hurt him. i just wanted to make sure that the PH wasn't the cause of the funky slime coat he's sporting at the moment :)

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how is he with responding? does he still raise his dorsal when he sees you? does he get somewhat excited at feeding time? is he bouncing about the tank at all?

how's his poop looking?

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He's eating bloodworms and Super Green with Metronidazole. (today is day 7 of him eating the med food.)

I have no garlic, but since he's still super responsive to food I can get peas into him

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it's an ingredient that can only do good. won't hurt if it improves nothing at all, but it's got some good medicinal purposes like probiotics, so yeah, a natural boost to his immune system (hopefully) :)

you don't need to rush, when you make a new batch, just add some to it. ok?

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He just devoured a few bloodworms and took a jaunt around the tank without having to swim in circles. I'm beginning to see some of what I believe to be new flesh on top of his ribs. It could just be slime coat, though, but I'm optimistic. :) The piece of flesh that's still on his side seems to be sticking around as well, which makes me hope that the cells there will be enough for his body to launch a regenerative project from.

Poops are solid and short.

It's amazing what I can observe when I'm stuck in bed all day.

Edit: my only concern is that he's been 'coughing' today.

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Chelsea: All i can say is you are great and as the Doctor would say "Asolutely Fantastic".

If each suffering being on earth could meet someone like you, the world could heal of all its problems.

Hang on Elvis, you'll win cause your gardian angel takes care of you.

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Thank you, everyone, for all of the reassurances. You've all got my greatest gratitude for your support. I couldn't ever imagine I'd be so lucky as to have all of you to help us through this.

He's had his med food and been swimming a little this evening. :heart He's fighting. I think he knows who's backing him.

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