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by Miss Aislin
Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:00 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Re: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...

Yes she's still on the metacam (1.7ml a day until Wednesday or Thursday I think)
by Miss Aislin
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Re: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...

Right so she had her post-op follow up today and the nurse was very impressed, said it's healing well, no inflammation, no infection on all accounts she's doing brilliantly. I'll find out the histo results at the end of this week. Went upstairs to give her her meds a half an hour ago and in the thre...
by Miss Aislin
Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:34 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: lump on base of tail
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: lump on base of tail

This is exactly where my Lucy's lump was (base of tail, underside, near her anus) and they were keen to remove it, I'm still waiting on the histo results but we think it's a benign mammary tumor.
by Miss Aislin
Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Re: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...

She's MUCH better today! As a special treat last night mum agreed to shut the cats in the kitchen so I could bring Lucy down for an hour while we watched the soaps, she was very quiet and very still, settled herself on the nape of my neck under my hair where it's nice and warm and fell asleep, wakin...
by Miss Aislin
Fri Jan 25, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Re: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...

My poor baby! The wound seems HUGE and she's all quiet!!! They prescribed her metacam anyway so didn't need to ask, and called me a taxi which was brilliant! Lump was a whopping 5cm by 4cm internally, but they managed to get it all!!! I think I'm just a bit in shock because I wasn't really prepared ...
by Miss Aislin
Fri Jan 25, 2013 5:31 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Re: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...

Lucy is awake! She's apparently up and about and nosying at things so I can go pick her up in half an hour on the understanding that I have to get a taxi home, because they don't want her out in the cold while she's recovering. (which is what I was planning anyway so yeah)! So proud of her!
by Miss Aislin
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Re: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...

Thank you everyone, I keep jumping everytime the telephone rings! The vets said she probably won't need metacam after the op (unless she looks like she's in pain) I'm thinking it wouldn't hurt to ask for some anyway, just in case she struggles when she gets home? Plus it might be a handy thing to ha...
by Miss Aislin
Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...
Replies: 20
Views: 1509

Lucy's having her operation today. I'm nervous...

I'm so nervous! Nearly 2 weeks ago I found a small lump on Lucy, on her abdomen just at the base of her tail, took her to the vets where I was told it's probably a mammary tumor and they ran a biopsy. It came back inconclusive, since then it's grown drastically (it's now roughly the size of a large ...
by Miss Aislin
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:40 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A lump?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: A lump?

Lump removal and histopathology on Friday :( my poor little girl. I HATE Lucy being sick, but I love watching all the girls pull together to help her. She's been pretty much living on the bottom level of the cage (struggling to climb :'( not sure whether that's due to the lump's location, it's size,...
by Miss Aislin
Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A lump?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: A lump?

Everyone told me to bring her along to the show for an opinion, which is why I did. Well she had her consult today, and the vet is concerned about the lump's location (given it's proximity to her anal tissue) so I've had to leave her there for a biopsy :/ she#s got her sister with her so I'm hoping ...
by Miss Aislin
Mon Jan 14, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Health
Topic: Sore snout?
Replies: 38
Views: 2837

Re: Sore snout?

No experience with it in ratties, but when my kitty had a swollen sore bit on her bottom lip like that it was a tooth infection.
by Miss Aislin
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A lump?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: A lump?

Well I took her to the show and got the opinion of lots of ratty people (than you so much guys, really!!!) and the general view was that it's a mammary tumor which is bad but it's not the worst thing it could be. I'll be taking her to the vets on tuesday to see about a removal and as she's young and...
by Miss Aislin
Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A lump?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: A lump?

Trying not to panic. I isolated her once before (suspected resp issue, turned out she was just sniffly) and she HATED it, it stressed her out really badly, as it's a show day tomorrow I think I'll give her some soft food (mushed banana and stuff) tomorrow when we get back. Am really really hoping it...
by Miss Aislin
Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Health
Topic: A lump?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

A lump?

Okay I am TRYING not to panic but I think I've found a lump on Lucy??? I'm about 80% sure it wasn't there this morning, sort of a large swelling where a testicle would be on a buck. I'm kind of hoping she just really needs the litterbox or something (do rats get constipated)? But I'm a bit scared an...
by Miss Aislin
Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Rat names
Topic: Rat names for girls
Replies: 33
Views: 25701

Re: Rat names for girls

My new list, I'll never get through all the names so feel free to pinch a few All song titles, inkeeping with my theme. Alisha Rules The World (Alisha) All American Girl (Merry) All That Jazz (Jazz) Angry Angel (Angel) Bad Reputation (Taye) Build Me Up Buttercup (Buttercup) Calm Before The Storm (St...

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