So, this has been a recurring issue ever since she got sick. My ball python had a case of mouth rot earlier this year, which was treated two different times with antibiotics.
I believe the mouth rot is gone, but now I have this issue where she is constantly swollen around her bottom jaw/throat and I have no idea why.
The vet said it was nothing to worry about, was most likely due to irritation or construction around her neck (from holding her to check her mouth) but I’m starting to think this is not the case as she has been consistently swollen for the past several months now.
Sometimes it’s minimal, and sometimes it’s really bad. I’m not even sure what triggers it.
She doesn’t seem to have any issues breathing, she eats and drinks normally, and is explorative when taken out of her tub.
Here was her this morning:
Honestly I thought she had died, until I got a bit closer and she pulled herself into a slightly tighter ball.
This is probably the worst it has been:
Some other pictures of the inside of her mouth, which seem to show a swollen glottis (which were shown to the vet) :
I’m likely going to take her to a different vet that I’ve heard good things about, but I’m still baffled as to what the issue could be.
I’ve done as much research as I could through google, and came up with nothing.