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by Cupcake100
Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: PTS? Theodore :( (app. 2 at 3)
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: PTS? Theodore :( (app. 2 at 3)

Oh I'm so sorry, Laura. I'm glad you were able to share a special moment with him last night, perhaps his kisses were his way of telling you he was ready to say goodbye. You made the kindest decision and it would have been very comforting for him to have you with him until the end. He is in a much b...
by Cupcake100
Tue Oct 15, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: PTS? Theodore :( (app. 2 at 3)
Replies: 13
Views: 2283

Re: PTS? Theodore :( (app. 2 at 3)

I'm so sorry that you are having to make this tough decision. Only you know your boy and it sounds like you have already made the decision, albeit a hard one. Don't feel guilty, just try to remember all the good times you have had with him, i'm sure he has had a wonderful life but he does sound as t...
by Cupcake100
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Worried about Joey
Replies: 9
Views: 1900

Re: Worried about Joey

Sorry to hear you have a poorly boy.

Try and tempt him with anything yummy and irresistible that he will accept as he will need to eat to keep his energy up and try and keep him warm. Hope he starts to recover soon, let us know how he gets on :luck:
by Cupcake100
Fri Aug 02, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sudden loss of use of back legs/incontinence and now blood
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Sudden loss of use of back legs/incontinence and now blo

Thank you both for your replies. Sadly you are right and it is a tumour. :( The vet called me a moment ago and said that he was still under and she had found a mass so we decided that it was best not to wake him up. I feel awful for him but he has been miserable and uncomfortable all week and has be...
by Cupcake100
Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Sudden loss of use of back legs/incontinence and now blood
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Sudden loss of use of back legs/incontinence and now blood

I posted earlier this week about Jack and the sudden loss of use of his back legs. I have decided to start another thread as I don't think it could be HLD and now need advice on the other symptoms he is showing. (Mods - feel free to merge but can you change the title if you do as I don't need HLD ad...
by Cupcake100
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sudden loss of use of back legs/incontinence and now blood
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Re: Sudden loss of use of back legs - HLD or something else?

Thanks for your response Tori, we are back from the vets and Jack is on Metacam so we'll see how that goes. We're going back on Wednesday, just praying we start to see an improvement before then otherwise I just don't know what to do.
by Cupcake100
Mon Jul 29, 2013 4:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Sudden loss of use of back legs/incontinence and now blood
Replies: 9
Views: 1409

Sudden loss of use of back legs - HLD or something else?

Hi everyone, My boy, Jack, has suddenly lost all use of his back legs. He was waddling a bit over the weekend and I thought it was the early signs of HLD, but today, he lost the use of his back legs completely, he just drags them behind him when he walks. Now, I thought HLD came on gradually? My old...
by Cupcake100
Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Swollen foot (was "urgent help pls!")
Replies: 28
Views: 4975

Re: urgent help pls!

Glad you finally got him in to see a vet. How annoying of the vet to have such a mix up! Just one point. Antibiotics shouldn't be given in water - there is no way of telling how much he has had that way. What has the vet given to you? Is it Baytril? Best way to give Baytril is on a spoon, mixed with...
by Cupcake100
Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Could my rescue boys have passed something on?
Replies: 1
Views: 490

Could my rescue boys have passed something on?

I'm not really sure where to start but basically, I took in three boys from Gumtree a couple of weeks ago. Sadly, the old boy, Ludo, was very very sick - he could barely breath, so bunged up and his lungs were really crackly. We had Ludo pts last Monday (15th June). Now, what is really bothering me ...
by Cupcake100
Wed Jun 26, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Ripped ear
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Ripped ear

This happened to my Jack last year. I think Charlie was the culprit (before he was neutered, he was a nightmare!). I just kept an eye on it and he was fine. If it has stopped bleeding, I would leave it as it is. Jack is absolutely fine now, just looks a bit more menacing with his torn ear! :lol:
by Cupcake100
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Twitching back legs
Replies: 16
Views: 2433

Re: Twitching back legs

The frozen mash really does work a treat and literally takes about 30 seconds in the microwave to defrost. I make sure that it's quite liquidy mixed in with the baby food but George loves it. It's very handy if you are ever short on time.
by Cupcake100
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:25 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Twitching back legs
Replies: 16
Views: 2433

Re: Twitching back legs

I really do love old boys :hearts: :oldbuck: My George will be 36 months old in July and he has quite advance HLD. He too lost an awful amount of weight at the start but now I give him a mixture of baby food mixed with either baby pasta, mashed potato or rice every evening. You can buy a little bag ...
by Cupcake100
Mon Jun 17, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: New boys just arrived but one is really struggling to breath
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: New boys just arrived but one is really struggling to br

Thank you everyone, you have all been so lovely. It was a horrible decision to make but I know it was the right one for him. I've never heard breathing like it before :( so rattly and wet sounding, it's good to know he's not suffering any more.
by Cupcake100
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: New boys just arrived but one is really struggling to breath
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: New boys just arrived but one is really struggling to br

He didn't make it :(

The vet said he was in significant respiratory distress and it was kindest to pts. I agreed - such a horrible decision to make when he's not even been with me 36hours! Poor boy. Going to collect him now, at least he's not suffering any more.
by Cupcake100
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: New boys just arrived but one is really struggling to breath
Replies: 15
Views: 3145

Re: New boys just arrived but one is really struggling to br

I don't want to be gloomy - and I really hope he makes it - but sometimes the kindest thing a rescuer can do for a rat is give him or her a gentle way out. Fingers crossed for your little chap, but you are doing the best for him, no matter what the outcome might be. I think you are right and if I h...

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