Love for Esme please

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Love for Esme please

Post by Muskrat » Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:39 pm

I would like a bit of support please, none of the people I usually flap at about these things are around and I need somewhere to flap! Today is the 2nd anniversary of the day I collected Esme. She's decided to mark the occasion by suddenly looking ill :(

She's been out for an hour or so and has been fine, but I picked her up to put her in the carrier and she was mouth breathing and looking uncomfortable. She bit me, but not hard. My thought is that she's swallowed a bit of wood - I was putting her in the carrier because she'd been chewing the chest of drawers and the noise drives me mad. She's never, ever had any respiratory problems, but now has crackly and shallow breathing and foofy fur (though she tends to have foofy fur anyway 'cause she's special). She just ate a bit of pak choi so she is eating.. and she's toddling around alright, if a little shakily. She just isn't at all happy.. She will of course be off to the vet if need be, but with things as they are I don't see what they can do without needing to anaesthetise her, she's not letting me handle her at all and there's no way in hell you'd be able to get near her mouth without human casualties. Argh. *feels sick* :cry:
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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by HannahF » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:35 pm

Poor girl, I hope she shifts whatever it is soon x
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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by Nicky » Sat Oct 15, 2011 6:45 pm

BIG LOVE to Esme xxx
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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by lauraaa » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:04 pm

esme :hearts:
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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by KatieJ » Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:45 pm

Absolutely no sound advice for you I'm afraid, but if you can get her to take some AB's then I'd do that as a precaution. Brams went from choking straight into pneumonia and although I know eating wood :roll: isn't quite the same thing, I don't think it can do any harm. Thinking of you both :hearts:
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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by emily97 » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:09 pm

Lots of love to Esme :hearts: .
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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by Muskrat » Sat Oct 15, 2011 8:42 pm

Thank you folks. She's okay and is breathing normally again, except for a little gruntiness. Something must have upset her because she's still being really funny about me touching her. She'll let me pick her up now, but shrieks and tries to bite me if I hold her upright (I do this daily to make sure she's used to health checks and slightly rough handling for exactly these sorts of situations, usually she tolerates her daily restraint).. maybe because to hold her like this you have to be firm and she's not appreciating the extra pressure on her chest? Maybe just because she's stressed and uncomfortable and so is reverting to crazy wild Esme.. who knows. Either way she seems to have mostly recovered, she's eaten/devoured some (very very sloppy) mashed potato and Nutrical and is happily nomming dry mix currently.

I'll keep an eye on her and start her on abs if she's still a little noisy in the morning. Stupid rats breaking themselves on already very stressful days. What would I do without this forum? *collapses in a big tired heap*

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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by Exogenesis » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:30 pm

Aww, seems Esme is very like her namesake, bit of a cantankerous old so and so, but she's a little toughie. Much love to Esme x
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Post by Philosophyfox » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:16 pm

Love to Esme :hearts:
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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by Dinky » Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:55 pm

When we first got Spencer (RIP little man) he scoffed his food and ended up mouth breathing and almost choking, scared us to death only had his 24h and almost lost him!
He was grunty etc and shifted it in the end, hopefully Esme did something similar.

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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by Amzy » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:21 pm

:hearts: :hearts: Love to Esme =]

How is she now?

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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by malude » Sun Oct 16, 2011 4:11 pm

Sending lots of love to Esme, hope she's improving :hearts:
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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by Kelski » Sun Oct 16, 2011 5:56 pm

Love for your little one. :hearts:
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Post by purple_vixen » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:26 pm

How is the lovely Esme now?


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Re: Love for Esme please

Post by Muskrat » Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:36 pm

She's okay thanks. She's been on abs for a couple of days now because some of her cagemates started to look poorly too (there's a thread around here somewhere) and she seems a little better. She's still foofy, but it's really difficult to tell with her whether she's unwell foofy or just generally foofy! She's certainly looking better though :)
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