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Post by katherine on Sun May 13, 2012 10:50 pm

Forz's abscess has become really bad over the last two days. It's suddenly gone from a tiny lump to this massive thing Sad I really don't know what to do for the best. My instinct is to get him straight down the vets but I know Laura said antibiotics don't shift them and he had such a terrible time with the last course I don't want to put him through that pointlessly. Is there anything I can do for him???

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Post by Zoundz on Mon May 14, 2012 8:02 am

Sad I really don't think there's much you can do but lance it Katherine Sad I just wish I could see him and see how he is, and see if I can make a better judgment call.

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Post by katherine on Mon May 14, 2012 8:53 am

If it was the cat I wouldn't hesitate. Will he need to go under to have it lanced? I'll book him in for tomorrow afternoon

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Post by smokierat on Mon May 14, 2012 9:21 am

Fingers crossed for the little man xxx

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Post by katherine on Mon May 14, 2012 9:28 am

Thank you Grace Kiss

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Post by Zoundz on Mon May 14, 2012 7:50 pm

Not sure, it'll depend on your vet. I replied on Facebook, but perhaps it didn't tell you. Let us know how he gets on...

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Post by redrach on Mon May 14, 2012 8:43 pm

Good luck to you both if he is getting it lanced, regardless in fact.
Thinking of you both. Poor little guy.
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Post by katherine on Tue May 15, 2012 10:40 pm

I ended up giving Suzanne a call and she said to go for it. as there wan't much else that could be done, so he's gone off for his op this morning. Thank you for all your kind words, please keep your fingers crossed for him

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Post by smokierat on Wed May 16, 2012 12:36 am

Everything crossed xxx thinking of you both and sending positive vibes Love

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Post by katherine on Wed May 16, 2012 5:02 am

Thanks he's back and doing well Grin

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Post by smokierat on Wed May 16, 2012 9:33 am

Brilliant Smile will continue sending those vibes Smile

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Post by redrach on Wed May 16, 2012 8:00 pm

Glad he's doing well. Hope he has a good recovery!
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Post by Francois on Wed May 16, 2012 8:03 pm

That is great news!

May the Forz be with you! Grin

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Post by Zoundz on Wed May 16, 2012 9:49 pm

Fantastic! How is he today?

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Re: Forz's Abscess

Post by katherine on Wed May 16, 2012 10:15 pm

Thank you all for your kind words... Oh dear Francois Laugh

He's ok today, was sleeping with the others when I left for work. They've cut a triangle of skin away from his cheek and I have to bathe it, keep the wound open and he's back on the seprin, so I wont be his favourite person in the world Roll Eyes

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Post by katherine on Tue May 22, 2012 9:46 am

Abcsess is all gone and the hole they've left is drying up nicely, but I am worried about him poor thing. He's become very clingy in a way that Algy never was - I'm sure it's linked in to the illness but I don't recognise the symptom at all. He's only really keen on food that I give to him by hand at the moment, even if I take it out of the bowl... even if there's no one else at the bowl, and just wants to be out and on my shoulder the whole time.

Anyone else have experience of this? He always has been a real cuddler but it seems rather extreme Confused

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Post by Zoundz on Tue May 22, 2012 8:11 pm

I have had some older rats get like that... there's not much you can do but indulge them and do your best to slowly wean them off it... Sad

Give him a cuddle from me, missing him <3

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Post by katherine on Tue May 22, 2012 10:42 pm

I will Love It seems a terrible thing to say, but why does it seem to be the sweeter than sweet ones who get all the manky terrible stuff happen to them Sad

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Post by smokierat on Wed May 23, 2012 5:44 am

Hes in the right place for cuddles anyway Smile Maybe its just its just that he is getting cuddlier in his old age?he's always in our thoughts anyway xx

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