I think this lovely boy who I named Simon is going to be put to sleep today...my heart says "maybe...?" and then I look at him again and it sinks again.
Simon is one very brave, messed up little dude. I think if anything at all could be wrong, it is with him. I booked him an appointment with Dr Munn tomorrow even before I did my 3 hour round trip to pick him up. I also left with a sick black mouse girl. I think I will only be bringing her home tomorrow.
Simon is brave, but how long can the poor soul live like that?
His front end is very strong, but his back end...the one leg kicks out up over his back and the other seems limp or rigid...so tired I cannot even examine him properly, but then again does it matter?
He tries hard to stand up but cannot, and he finally gives up and sleeps like this
But he loooves oxbow, and I had to wait for him to finish eating before I took him out for some treatment.
For his paraphimosis, I gave him .02 cc of metacam, and I lubed up that poor willy.
For his eyes I used a lubricating eye gel
and then I syringe fed him .6 ml of water...he was soo good and so thirsty.
He must've propper himself up here to eat his oxbow...
Dangit! I AM a real hamster.
and after a few hours of stuffing his face with oxbow (sorry devoured!), and drinking 3 ml's of water from the syringe, he actually seemed stronger. Here's his video before I went to bed at midnight.
Believe it or not this is better than when I first saw him!http://s61.photobucket.com/albums/h75/rattiluv/Unnamed%20Rats/?action=view¤t=Simonthesickhammie.mp4