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Re: heat stroke help

Post by philosophyfox » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:43 pm

It sounds like his ABs and steroids were in a saliene. He'll be having more this evening, think I was panicking as the receptionist thought I meant separate to the med mix. :oops: :rollred:

I have a habit of over reacting and going all drama llamery, not that you could tell...

I don't know what to do with myself. Hige went like this and had to be PTS as did Toboe after an operation. But Gaelan was in his prime! He had really started to bond with me, and the other rats. We've made some lovely progress the last few months. No longer hides under the bed in free range, always comes when I tapped the carrier or rattled a tub. Really mingling in with the others. I was hoping to have a few more months with him at the very least!

I just feel awful. It's so sad having a group dwindle and not been able to take more on. Like a dying colony almost.
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by MrsSetters » Tue Jun 28, 2011 5:50 pm

Your baby is sick,I think a little overreaction is entirely understandable.

I am keeping my fingers crossed that Gaelan has a good night and things look more positive in the morning.
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by philosophyfox » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:19 pm

Thank you so much, your words of support mean a lot.

This is him, taken only a few days ago:
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Look at the silly centre parting :hearts:
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by Jimi+Milo » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:38 pm

I've been checking this on my phone all day hoping for good news. I wonder if maybe the reason its hit him so bad is actually because he's smaller, so he has less fluid in him to loose? Dont blame yourself Lisa, its not your fault. Hopefully he'll perk up soon, thinking of you both x
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by NickyE » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:46 pm

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Re: heat stroke help

Post by philosophyfox » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:41 am

I spoke to the receptionist this morning. The nurse says he seems a little brighter and has eaten over night. I am to call back at 4pm.
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by RattyRenton » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:42 am

Great news. All fingers and toes, human and ratty, are crossed at this end for you and Gaelan
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by velvet_nothing » Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:44 am

That's sounding positive :) I was reading this thread last night and hoping for good news this morning! Hope he continues to improve :luck:

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Re: heat stroke help

Post by malude » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:33 am

Have just caught up with this, so sorry you had such a stressful time yesterday. Glad he seems to have perked up today. Sending lots of luck :luck: :hearts:
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by Jimi+Milo » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:38 am

Oh thats good news :) . Fingers crossed for him.
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by philosophyfox » Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:42 am

Thank you everyone. I think I was feeling so rubbish yesterday as I felt it was entirely my fault and that I broke him. I am just happy he is at the vets. I am so nervous about calling later. (Not just because of the bill!) I'm not ready to lose him yet, I want him to fight for me. I need him.
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by MrsSetters » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:09 am

That's terrific, it's good that he's eating, hopefully he's on the mend! Come on Gaelan!
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by Abelia » Wed Jun 29, 2011 1:33 pm

I'm glad to hear he's a bit brighter :) Sending lots of luck and best wishes :luck: Keep fighting Gaelan!
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by philosophyfox » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:10 pm

Gaelan's breathing is still really heavy so they are keeping him in over night. Got to call back tomorrow at 11am for another progress report.

Thank you for all the kind words people, they mean so much and are keeping me going. :hearts:
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Re: heat stroke help

Post by GeekyGoth » Wed Jun 29, 2011 3:24 pm

Oh my so glad he's still with you - -come on little boy.. keep fighting..

You didn't break him, this heat has been terrible on us all... my lot are hating it despite all my attempots at keeping them cool.

Lets hope for more improvements overnight....
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