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OK, so now I'm totally stressing out.

Molly, my rat, wasn't doing so well today. She was disinterested in breakfast, so I called the vet. The vet saw her about a week ago, diagnosed some sort of infection, and put her on antibiotics. She perked up a lot for the first few days afterward, but has since lapsed back into malaise. At any rate, I was told that her vet wasn't in today, but is scheduled to be in tomorrow, so I left a message for her and went on about my business.

Fast forward to about an hour ago. I went to give Molly her bedtime pickle and found her bedding soaked in blood. I took her out of the cage and investigated; she's apparently been chewing herself and has a spot that is still bleeding. I have some anti-chewing, anti-itch cream left over from Sneezy, so I applied some and am currently hoping that it will give the bleeding a chance to stop.

Does it sound like shit is stressful enough?

So the question is what the fuck do I do? I could take her to the emergency vet right now. They'll charge me an arm and a leg, and they don't have her medical history on file. Or I could wait until her regular vet opens, but that's not until 8 or 8:30 tomorrow morning. Is that too long to wait?

I called lurpy and asked him what to do. He wasn't much help (sorry, Lurpy). So I think for now the plan is to sit up through Conan, then see how much blood there is. If it's slowing down, I wait til the regular vet opens. If it's not, or she seems somehow worse, then I go to the e.r.

Arrrrgh! Can I smoke now?


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Nov. 6th, 2003 09:48 pm (UTC)
Molly update
It's nearly 1:00 AM. I gave Molly her pickle a little while ago, and she ate some of it, which I found reassuring. She didn't go for the pickle with her usual gusto, but she ate some of it nonethless. I'm gonna wait up a bit and watch Will Ferrell on Conan, and, if the blood's about the same and most of the pickle is gone, I'm gonna go to sleep. Keep your fingers crossed....
Nov. 7th, 2003 06:07 am (UTC)
How's she doing? Poor little ratto.
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