Well, while I was giving my girls their evening meal, I noticed I was missing one. In an effort to find her I moved her favorite hiding place and there she was. My excitement at finding her totally fell through when I saw the pineconing. She is showing the pineconing all along her body, and looking a tad bloaty around her tummy.
I pulled her out right away and separated her, the poor thing. I'll be keeping her in one of my spare critter keepers for the time being, but I've heard enough of dropsy to know not to be too hopeful.
Things are extremely tight right now for me as far as the budget goes, so unfortunately I really don't have the money to be buying more meds,
and as harsh as it may sound: especially so for something I most likely won't be able to fix. I'm not happy about that, and I'm very worried about her.
...So I suppose clean water and salt baths will be on the menu for tomorrow. Will salt baths even help?
What are the chances of the rest of the girls getting this? I'm worried I could lose them all to one stupid outbreak.