This is the first treatable sized hard belly I’ve had. The only other one I’ve had, the mass was so large the animal had to be euthanized shortly after it hatched.
I can’t thank @jkobylka enough. I wouldn’t have known this was possible without the JKR Pro Tips video on treating Hard Belly. It seems to have been successful, so hopefully a very neat little hatchling gets a chance now.
It was not very difficult to do but a lot of patience was required to move the mass slowly. If the umbilical opening isn’t completely healed, make sure to guide the mass upward over it. It feels like it could easily tear open.
Graphic Treatment Photo - Click to view.