Thursday, August 2, 2012


I lost a did that happen?



I had mentioned that the cat Socks wasn't doing to well, and wasn't expected to live much longer. Amazingly he's turned around. I think he's still losing weight, but is healthier than he was before. So hopefully he'll hang on for a while longer.

I figured that since I was going to talk about a rat, I may as well share an update about this one.


You may remember that I have two rats, Beka and Sabine. They're staying with my parents since I couldn't find an apartment to move into where I could bring them, but they're still technically mine.

A few days ago Sabine injured her paw. Specifically, one of her fingers. It's now swollen, red, and one of the bones is dislocated. There was also a bit of bleeding. I took a photo to get advice from other rat lovers, but I'll spare you that. It's not gruesome, but it's not pretty either. Sabine still uses her paw and doesn't look like she's in pain, but it's amazing what these critters can hide.

We took her to see the vet today, and came home with some meds to bring down the swelling and fight off infection. Good news is that the vet expects her to be fine! Whew.

And now the girls seem determined to chew on things. They're also trying to help me type. I guess this is their revenge for the vet visit. Yes they both went, so that Beka could keep Sabine company. Beka is more laid back than Sabine, and I thought her influence might be helpful.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

I hope the meds do the trick. I assume its some kind of drops you put in her water bottle? It would be hard to give a pill to a rat, I think. But probably not as hard as giving one to a cat.

Toriz said...

Awww... I hope her paw heals up quickly.

Did your plan for Beka's influence calming Sabine work?

Toriz said...

P.S. That's good news about Socks!

(Hit publish before saying that, and the computer died on me before I could come back in and add it, and first I had trouble starting it back up, then I got side-tracked... Sorry!)

Sarita Rucker said...

Debra -- It's liquid that we mix in with yummy stuff so that she'll eat it.

Tori -- Yeah, I think Beka helped keep Sabine relatively calm. Of course she still wasn't happy, but she could have been worse.