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Offline TheDml

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Rest in peace Tesla 4/23/2015 - 06/05/2017
« on: June 09, 2017, 06:58:08 PM »
After having chronic lung issues, and after a week of Azithromycin, ad before that 6 weeks of Baytril and Doxy, Tesla got an X-ray done at my vets.
It did not look good, besides his right lung not getting air, his left lung was full of tuberculosis looking stuff (or so the doc said), his bladder was heavily infected, presumably by kidney issues.
So I decided to let the poor boy go to sleep. I called my husband to come by the vets, as he works down the road from the place, and say goodbye to Tesla first, byr as soon as I hung up and the doctor went to get the paperwork for the euthanasia, Tesla had a small panic spurt in my arms, then quickly laid down again, and I could feel him stop breathing (he was a heavy breather because of the infections). I called for the vet, he confirmed that he was already dead. A minute later my husband showed up and by then I'm crying my eyes out. Eventually I got Tesla home, I let Nye have a moment with him in their cage. He was sniffing him and gently grabbing his front paws in his mouth, without chewing, like he was trying to wake him up.
Tesla got buried next to his brothers in our garden, I would like to get some more nice shade loving plant to put there.

Now Nye is alone, and I feel bad because I don't want to get more rats for a while, and if I do get him a new cage mate it will feel like I will be stuck in this loop.
Nye does NOT like human company/being touched/being held. He will come to the cage door and take treats, even stand on your hand to get them, and eat of a spoon like that, but NO touching!
He has never bitten though, he isn't aggressive, non of my boys ever did, nit even when putting them in a towel "burrito" to give them meds, or giving them a quick sink wash because of their "man marinade" was way out of hand.

I might be willing to give him to a home who have other rats, he loved his brothers and loved cuddling with them :/

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Re: Rest in peace Tesla 4/23/2015 - 06/05/2017
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 08:05:48 PM »
I'm so sorry for you loss, and Nye's loss :(
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Re: Rest in peace Tesla 4/23/2015 - 06/05/2017
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2017, 07:50:58 AM »
I'm so sorry for your loss :(. Play hard at the bridge Tesla
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Re: Rest in peace Tesla 4/23/2015 - 06/05/2017
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 12:33:21 PM »
I'm so sorry.  It's always hard to say goodbye.  Please take good care of yourself and Nye. :heart:
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Re: Rest in peace Tesla 4/23/2015 - 06/05/2017
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2017, 08:38:35 PM »
Oh no, I am so sorry to hear. You did all you could. "tb looking stuff" -sounds swful. Poor little guy. Very sorry for your loss. I know what you mean about continuing the cycle when you would rather not. Sending good thoughts. Rest easy Tesla. :heart: :'(
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Re: Rest in peace Tesla 4/23/2015 - 06/05/2017
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 09:12:23 PM »
I'm so sorry for your loss. Sorry I didn't see this earlier. Mainely Rat Rescue might be able to find you a home for Nye. Does he still seem to be upset?
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Re: Rest in peace Tesla 4/23/2015 - 06/05/2017
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2017, 07:57:51 PM »
He is doing better, he will let me pet him when he is in the mood, but he has started to over-groom/scratch himself a bit :/

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Re: Rest in peace Tesla 4/23/2015 - 06/05/2017
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2017, 08:51:14 PM »
Update: I finally got off my @r$e and contacted Best Friend Rat Rescue in WA, about getting Nye a friend his age. I sent the adoption application yesterday and Ihope to hear from them soon!

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Re: Rest in peace Tesla 4/23/2015 - 06/05/2017
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2017, 11:40:54 PM »
Congrats and good luck!
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Re: Rest in peace Tesla 4/23/2015 - 06/05/2017
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2017, 03:09:01 PM »
I'm so sorry for your loss of Tesla, but I'm crossing all my fingers you get a response soon for a new friend!