When I checked in on the little guy Friday to my amazement he looked perfect. That's right, fat and happy and jumping around and looking as if nothing ever happened.
I had noticed him on the ground of his tank looking a bit slim Tuesday the 12th.
On the 13th I noticed him again the ground of his enclosure very lethargic and he fell over on his back when trying to climb on his cocohut. I moved both he and the female to a 10G quarantine.
On the 14th and 15th he was immobile, just splayed out limp, barely keeping his head up, I thought for sure he was a goner and I was extremely close to euthanizing him. I had necropsy paperwork filled out ready to go. I had talked to a couple of vets on the 14th who both said that he would probably have to be euthanized If I took him in.
On the 16th, per recommendation of a helpful member here I moved him into a 24oz tupperware with a moist paper towel, film canister and a leaf.
At about this point I decided I would let him pass and not euthanize him.
On the 17th I checked on him, he had not moved at all, his wrists where crimped in and his back legs splayed out, he was now very skinny. I put about 10 flies dusted with repashy calcium in and hoped for a miracle.
On the 18th he still had not moved but he looked a bit fatter and it seemed like a few flies might have been missing. I figured it was swelling from predeath ascites.
On the 19th it looked like he might have moved about an inch, off of the leaf. His limbs were still not moving, his back legs still splayed out and his front still folded in. I moved him into another 24oz tupperware with a fresh paper towel and moved the leaf and canister with him.
On the 20th after speaking with the gentlemen who I got the frogs from and describing the symptoms he said it sounded like a calcium deficiency and the frog was probably doomed. I figured at this point there was nothing I could do that could make the situation worse so I got a sterile cotton swab, moistened it and dipped it in Repashy Calcium +ICB and rubbed some on his back then misted most of it off with the intention being that it would create a diluted topical calcium agent. I put about 15 more dusted flies in with him.
By the 21st he had moved into the film canister but was still in a laying position.
On the 22nd I checked in on him and he was upright, healthy looking and hopping around. I watched him a couple hours then introduced him back into the 10g quarantine.
Today is the 24th and he and the female both seem to be doing well.
I spoke once more with the guy I got them from and he said that it was probably a spider bite and the venom just ran it's course. It's very plausible as when I was gutting the tank I did notice several small spiders (thin legs and large buts, about the side of a Hydei.) Whatever it was I am blown away that he made such an astounding recovery, I have never seen a small animal in such horrible shape come back from the brink of death like that.
Thanks everyone for your advice. I'll post some before and after pictures soon.