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Poor little Claire

Discussion in 'Rodents' started by KalokiMallow, Apr 12, 2011.


  1. KalokiMallow

    KalokiMallow PetForums Member

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    She's been struggling to breath for a while, really huffing. She was getting a little bit better with medication, but has stopped taking it as we can't get her to eat. She's barely moving, has lost weight, and is wobbly.

    We just dropped her off at the vets. Hope they can help :(

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  2. Argent

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    Awwh poor little cutie....it's heartbreaking when they refuse to eat anything isn't it? *hugs* I hope the vet can do something...
     
  3. niki87

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    Good luck Claire!! Hopefully some anti-bs or something will help! xx
     
  4. KalokiMallow

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    She's on new antibiotics now, and had an injection to open he airways a little. She's much more like her usual self now, much more lively and eating again! Let's hope the new drugs help!
     
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    Oh i am soo sorry ,its so horrible when they are ill ,i really hope the new meds work ,fingers crossed here
     
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    Ive found mashed banana goes down well when they are refusing food, either that or warm vegetable soup, that worked when my boys all had a bad virus and were refusing anything else. I had to syringe the medecine into their mouths though, nothing would get them to take that willingly :(.
     
  7. KalokiMallow

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    She was doing better yesterday, but wouldn't take her antibiotics today (gone back to not eating) and has got much much worse. Don't really expect her to survive the night :(
     
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    I'm so sorry :( *hugs* This happened with one of mine at the beginning of the year, it's a horrible thing for any owner to go through. :cryin:
     
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    Hun can you get hold of a syringe from the chemist (the oral ones)? if you wrap her in a flannel or towel you can syringe the antibiotics directly into her mouth, I found they got mad and bit the syringe and thats when I squirted it in.
     
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    For some reasons the vets have only given us tablets, according to them it's easier to give to rats :glare:
     
  11. niki87

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    My OH is having to do this with his kittens at the moment....he is throwing the tablet to the back of their throoat then squirting in water...they have no coice to swallow. Not sure how big the tablet is in relation to a rats throat though...you don't wanna choke her.

    Really hope she pulls through! xxxxxxxx
     
  12. Argent

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    I'd crush the tablet into powder and put it in something irresistably yummy.
     
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    Hope she gets better :( shes beautiful xxx
     
  14. KalokiMallow

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    Unfortunately she wont take it, not even in her favourite treats :(

    However we took her to the vets this morning to have another injection, and she perked up again. We've been given some liquid food stuff to build her back up again, and some syringes to feed and medicate her.

    Next few days will be fun!

    She was being such a sweetheart at the vets, jumped onto my shoulder and tried to hide in my hair :eek:
     
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    Awwh poor little pumpkin! Mine try to climb my arms when the vet starts prodding them, poor babies :p
     
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    Awww well really hope she pulls through this quickly :D
     
  17. bulldog200

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    awww i really hope she pulls thru
     
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