I know this is kind of long, but please help!!
Okay, I first noticed my 2 1/2inch red-eared slider turtle, Sunny, was swimming lopsided. Her diet, habitat, tank size, and temperature was fine, so I thought it was nothing. But later I noticed she won't go in the water, she only basks with her head down and eyes closed. She isn't eating. She sometimes breathes through her mouth. Also, in the morning, I noticed the area around her mouth was foaming a little.
I researched these turtle symptoms, and I think she has pneumonia.
I'm too young to drive, and I don't have enough money to take her to see the vet.
I asked my mom if she could take Sunny to the vet, she said no because it was "a big waste of money". I showed her just how sick my Sunny was, and she told me, "Its just a turtle."
I replied,"She's not just a turtle, she's my baby!"
Then, she told me (this made me super angry) "If she dies, we'll just buy you another one"
I kept begging her, but she kept saying no and that the turtle wouldn't be treated because of it's small size. I told her the vet would treat any animal, but she just ignored me.
Right now, Sunny is gaping with her eyes closed.
Please help, what should I do? I can't stand losing my babygirl!