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Post by Shirodoragon on Sat May 26, 2012 9:44 am

my rat seems to be peeing blood,im not really sure what it is and i rang the emergency vet , he told me to keep her comfortable and that he wouldn't be able to do much. does anyone have any ideas??
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Post by redrach on Sat May 26, 2012 9:50 am

Sounds like a bladder or urinary tract infection. Unless it's a female? Then it could be something more serious.
Is there another vet you can see for a second opinion? I reckon there is probably a lot that can be down- antibiotics if it's an infection.
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Post by smokierat on Sat May 26, 2012 9:54 am

Is it very heavy/constant?are you sure its in the wee -its be somebit watery if it is,or is it dark and thick? If its not really heavy,if you don't think shel bleed out don't panic too much,it could b a bladder infection/urinary tract infection which wouldn't b the worst,just make an appointment tomoro for as soon as loss.if its heavy,that vet or another good one needs to sreher.either way keep her comfortable,quiet n plenty fluids.how is her form?normal or unusually quiet or lethargic?

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Post by smokierat on Sat May 26, 2012 9:58 am

Using my fone to reply sorry its so illegible!sreher= see her! If its an infection,shel need antibs bit she needs to be seen by a vet,use common sense if seems distressed or is bleeding heavily find another emergency vet if it can wait make an app in the morning.Il keep you both in my thoughts,I've been there Roll Eyes

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Post by Shirodoragon on Sat May 26, 2012 10:27 am

She just had a seizure and she passed out for a few minutes but she woke back up while my dad was petting her and she's barely moving now.
I'm not really sure where she's bleeding, it comes out as if she's going to the toilet. I'm afraid to move her for now, because her breathing is very shallow.
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Post by katherine on Sat May 26, 2012 11:38 am

Oh dear! Is there any other vet nearby? If not then rachel and grace are right, plenty of fluids - if you have a syringe or dropper try offering her a weeny bit of apple juice or honey and water at room temperature to keep her hydrated. keep her quiet and dark and monitor her temperature. Just you being there will comfort her too *HUG**

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Post by Shirodoragon on Sat May 26, 2012 11:48 am

Thanks for all your help. I kept her comfortable and made sure to keep giving her water using the syringe, but she eventually passed away..
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Post by smokierat on Sat May 26, 2012 6:18 pm

I'm so sorry to hear that Sad at least she was at home with people who cared for her xx
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Post by redrach on Sat May 26, 2012 8:16 pm

I'm so very sad to hear that, sorry.
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Post by Zoundz on Sat May 26, 2012 9:29 pm

I'm so sorry Sad It doesn't sound like there was much you could do Sad her body may have gone into shock if she was losing a fair bit of blood Sad

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Re: URGENT!!, help needed

Post by Shirodoragon on Tue May 29, 2012 1:30 pm

Yeah... i tried everything really =( as silly and stupid as it sounds....when she had her seizure and her heart stopped...i gave her mouth to mouth and cpr and managed to revive her ._. But she was ment to pass on. She just lay in my arms for the hour and looked up at me and i just reassured her about how awesome ratty heaven is and such and then she left. I'm not really used to grieveing over something like this, I've lost pets before but nothing like this i didn't sleep at all that night and i've been randomly crying the past few days, i'm just glad she's not in pain anymore.

Thanks for the advice and i really appreciate the replies i got during too, i was panicing and it really helped to have people like here to come too. Thankyou Smile
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Post by Zoundz on Tue May 29, 2012 6:58 pm

:*( (((((((((((((((hug))))))))))))))) I'm so sorry :*(

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Post by katherine on Wed May 30, 2012 7:50 am

Not silly at all, I tried that with Algy. **MASSIVE HUGS** I'm so sorry you lost her. It hurts so much I know, but the important thing was that she had you there for her at the end to comfort and reassure her and she had a great life Smile Poor girl, it sounds like you did the best that could possibly have been done for her Cry

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Post by smokierat on Wed May 30, 2012 8:37 am

My heart really goes out to you Cry I read this on my phone this morning,in the staff room at work and I had a little cry right there Embarrassed it just really brought such vivid memories of my own experiences Love it really sounds like she was so loved and that she knew she was,I'm sure she had a lovely life and was greatly comforted spending her last moments with you

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Post by Rizzo on Thu May 31, 2012 9:20 am

Oh dear. I'm so sorry for your loss. Poor little girl Sad. (((((((Hugs)))))))) from me too x x. You need them Love
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