Hello. I am new to this forum but I have been a long time herp keeper. I need advice for my red tailed boa, she has a bit of hog island in her. The main issue is a bruise that has not healed for at least 2 or 3 months. The injury occured when I was feeding her in her cage and when she grabbed the rat, she fell sort of sideways onto the edge of a shelter pot. I tried to move her but she made it clear she just wanted the rat at the time... Over the next few weeks the bruise appeared and it has stayed there, changing color slightly to now a brownish in the center. The scales there look like they are sort of deformed somehow... is that just the healing? Does she need medical help? Also, I was carrying her through a doorway without watching her head, and she bumped the side of her head not too hard.. she didnt look very hurt at the time but now after this molt this spot on her head didnt shed and it appears that the eye scale is stuck in the side of her eye, blocking part of her vision. I am sure this is distressing to her. Should I try to pull the scale out? Moisten it first? Leave it? I know I am a terrible pet owner for letting this happen to her, I just want to help her get better. Any advice is welcome. Thanks.