Posts Tagged ‘Little Bastard’

How do you grieve?

I’m having a hard time with missing my rattie but I’m not outwardly falling apart. I’m quiet. I don’t know what to do with so many things. I’m wondering if this constant thing on my mind would be productive to therapy… I want to hoard. My rat was spoiled and loved. He often got steak […]

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Little Bastard: Conclusion

Lbs’ (pronounced ELBS’ES) abscess has finally cleared up. He was doing well for the last week without anything coming back after a full round of antibiotics and twice daily flushes with the betadine solution. The last few days he seems a bit more tired than usual. He was getting out of breath after playing, but […]

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abscess treatment

I got a curved tip syringe from the vet’s office this morning. They weren’t directly open for a half an hour but they were accepting drop offs for an hour or two before I got there. I called the office from the parking lot and a tech brought it out for me. I asked what […]

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Day End Review

Lila has a bit of anorexia but her stomach is smoothing out after off and on week of illness. Little Bastard had a large amount of foul-smelling pus come from his abscess tonight. This morning I got him to eat his pain meds and antibiotics with baby food, but tonight he has only eaten half […]

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medication issues

As suspected, giving Little Bastard his medication tonight did not go well. I’m up late and looking around for ideas and have come across a nice article: How to Feed Baytril to Sick Rats I can’t guarantee how much he’s currently ingesting as he will let anything administered simply sit in his mouth. Tomorrow I’ll […]

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updates

Yesterday we snipped the knots off Little Bastard’s sutures. One was embedded into his skin. I pulled the tail after the knot with the sterilized tweezers and he did not like this at all. He wouldn’t hold still long for me to snip it. It took a few tries. He had a little bit of […]

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He chews his scabs

But not the stitches. Balls, I know *lol*

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Getting used to things

I had decided to take the Elizabethan collar that was given to my rat and put velcro in it. It makes it very easy to get off and on and for things in our normal routine. Little Bastard gets Greek yogurt every morning. He also has porphyrin all over his face from not being allowed […]

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Follow up: Little Bastard

Again, I find myself shaking my head and smiling about why he has this name. They told me don’t take the Elizabethan Collar off of him. The rat boards all said these things were cruel and should only be used if the rat has a history of mutilation. This is his first procedure so there […]

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Removal scheduled

…for today. Vet didn’t make it sound dire but I opted to have his growth removed. He said the risk with leaving it would be possible ulceration. I don’t want to consider this thing exploding and running risk of infection. Instead , he’s getting put under, chopped, stitched and e-collared. Drastic. Yes. I’m nervous. I […]

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