Do you know about leopard geckos?? She's having a hard time shedding as well as breathing. .. also both of her eyes are

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Customer: Do you know about leopard geckos??
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the leopard gecko's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: She's having a hard time shedding as well as breathing. .. also both of her eyes are completely closed, but her left eye has been closed for more than a week now... She also sneezed threw up (it was just skin and mucus)... I don't have the money to take her to the veterinary...
JA: I'm so sorry the leopard gecko isn't feeling well, but those details will be very helpful for the Expert. Could she have eaten anything unusual?
Customer: No.. she hasnt been able to see her food so she hasn't ate in a couple days
JA: What's the leopard gecko's name and age?
Customer: Chocolate chip and 3
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Uhh I think her left eye has a little bit of white stuff in it not sure tho.... And her heating pad had stopped working for a day or 2 (I didn't know)...
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Hi, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and I'm happy to help. Please stand by while I have a chance to type.

I am so very sorry to hear that your companion is not well. It does sound like they are showing signs of respiratory infection, which is quite common in reptiles. I would strongly recommend a vet visit. You can find a reptile vet by searching http://www.anapsid.org/vets/ and also http://www.arav.org. They are likely to want to start your companion on antibiotics which should help to resolve these symptoms within just a few days time. In the meanwhile, if any crusting develops around the eyes or nose, try using moist, warm compresses over the area 2x daily for 20 minutes. Don’t scrub, but wipe gently to remove any debris from the area.

I would also be sure that Chocolate Chip has a humidity of 50% during shed. You can start soaks daily in warm water to help alleviate shed.

If finances might limit your ability to obtain care for your companion at this time, please visit this link where I have comprised 26 links to help with financial aid, financing and fundraising: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o3mxuiqvbt8drjk/JAFinancialAid.docx?dl=0

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