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Hi this is Dr. Hill. From your description, Baby likely has pneumonia. This is not terribly uncommon in turtles and is treated with injectable antibiotics.
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Husbandry issues can predispose sliders to pneumonia. anapsid.org is a wonderful reference for reptiles. Do you have a local veterinarian who sees reptiles. If not, please post your town and state and I will help locate one for you. X-rays are the first step to diagnosing pneumonia. typically treatment involves injectable ceftazidine every 72 hours for 4-5 weeks. Local veterinarian should be able to show you how to administer the injections. http://www.anapsid.org/reslider.html Please feel free to ask additional questions. Take care.
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