Well, Little Lucy is not gravid.
After a weekend of hand-wringing,
She was able to see the vet.
The good news is that her bone density is superb.
She is not egg-bound.
The bad news is that she has calcium deposits in her kidney.
As you can see on the radiograph, there is a large area of calcification in her right kidney.
When Dr. Beck evacuated the vent, there was a solid piece in the urate.
It was similar to a kidney stone.
I suppose she thought it was an “egg”.
I immediately suggested that I had given her too much calcium.
Dr. Beck agreed.
It is very rare to find too much calcium in a female dragon.
Usually, they suffer from calcium deficiency diseases such as MBD (metabolic bone disease).
And other awful conditions like mouth rot.
Well, I overdid the prevention.
Dr. Beck thinks the kidney deposits will break up and resolve.
If they don’t, she still has one good kidney.
And I have learned how to slay a dragon without trying!
Little Lucy is feeling fine.
Thanks to all of you!
I appreciate every expression of interest and concern.
I haven’t replied to any of your comments since I was waiting for answers, too.
Please know that while I am trying to cram my remaining months full of things
that I must do, I am forever grateful and warmed by your constant reassurances.
Blessings to all of you!