My old boy is not good

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Lisacarv
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My old boy is not good

Post by Lisacarv » Sun Dec 23, 2012 3:51 pm

My louis is 2 and half . He has Hld . Over just this weekend he seeming quite cold . Over time he has long weight and muscle no matter what he eats presuming its the age . He seemed okay yesterday . I now have him on me as his breathing as little fast he seems like cant be bothered with anything but is resting on me with hotwater bottle . Im hoping he will go peacefully on me as he seems comfortable dont think it be long . Is there anything else i can do? does anyone think there might be hope for him to pull through . I dont really want to get him pts as he seems happy enough on me .

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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by Lisacarv » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:52 pm

Someone please advice ?

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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by lamb » Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:58 pm

I don't know what to say :cry: I lost a boy with HLD last week. We had to have him PTS. Perhaps you should call the out of hours vet for advice.
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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by Lisacarv » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:07 pm

Ah its so sad .

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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by evamaclean » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:15 pm

Hi,
one of my old boys with HLD passed away last month. He developed back leg spasms and stopped eating/drinking during the day and was just lying there. I was on a night shift and took him to work with me in a small carrier and he passed away peacefully whilst I was cuddling him. I felt that he didn't have long and I didn't want to find him dead in the morning (he was on his own after his brother was pts three weeks earlier). I was happy with my decision but if you are unsure you could always ring the emergency vet for advice.

Eva x
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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by Lisacarv » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:19 pm

Ah such shame . My boy as quite fast breathing and seem little incomfortable . Been on me all day . Keep thinking close to going but just holds on . Do you think. Prob hasnt hot long left ive not seen many rats actually pull thru this . It always seems yo appen lse yo end everything stops failing .

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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by Lisacarv » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:22 pm

How long did it take for your boy to go on the day you took him with you?

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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by evamaclean » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:36 pm

He seemed ok the day before but in the morning he didn't eat anything, he just had a lick of yoghurt but that was the all he had and he just got very lethargic and he passed away about 2am.
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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by Lisacarv » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:41 pm

Yeh very simular with my boy was it 2 following morning was his breathing abnormal .

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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by Lisacarv » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:43 pm

Just realised it was morning after your night shift dont read things properly . Im just concerned been like this all afternoon . Hope he not suffering.

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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by Pixie » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:05 pm

If you feel he is uncomfortable is it not better to at least call a vet to find out their opinion? If there has been no improvement all day it sounds like the right thing to do.
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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by Lisacarv » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:21 pm

Rang the vet gonna pop in there . Vets are not great quite small island . Anything maybe you could reccommend that would help if vet not great with this kinda thing .

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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by evamaclean » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:39 pm

no, he died during my night shift. I just didn't want him to die alone that's why i took him along.
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Gone but not forgotten: My first rats: Spot 21 months, Shortstripe 33 months, Longstripe 34 months. My four dumbos: Poseidon 27 months, Hermes 29 months, Apollo 32 months, Zeus 32 months. Daryl 26 months. Phil 20 months, Merle 37 months. Shadow 19 months.

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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by Lisacarv » Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:29 pm

Been vets got baytril and doxy.... He still quite limp head down . Vet concerned dehydrated and temp quite lowif not improvement by tommorrow then we know what we will have to do :(

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Re: My old boy is not good

Post by Lisacarv » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:22 pm

Bad news lost him shortly after vet :( so upset thanx or all your help

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