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Old 03-05-2019, 03:00 AM   #1
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Default Desiderata's Pregnancy Problems

Desi (short for Desiderata) is a beautiful sweet Chinese hamster. She was paired with Cohen, one of my boys, over 3 weeks ago and I was hopeful when she got round that my first Chinese hamster litter for over a year would soon arrive.

It wasn't to be.

Desi got rounder and rounder. Sunday was her last due date, and no pups arrived by Monday morning. Sometimes they can be a day or so later, but I booked a vet appointment for first thing today just in case. Still no pups, and she now has a little blood from her vent.

I spent a couple of hours on the phone to the out of hours vet last night while he tried to find out who could operate overnight, but it turned out that even the exotic on call vet wouldn't operate at night. Desi was still alert and active this morning (and very round) and she's currently with my regular vet having surgery.

There's not going to be any chance of the pups making it, but I'm really hoping Desi comes through. She's got the best chance as my vets have spayed Chinese before, but obviously it's risky.

Breeding's not all cute pups.
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Old 03-05-2019, 04:07 AM   #2
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So sorry to hear this - poor Desi. All fingers crossed it works out ok today for Desi. Thinking about her.
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Really sorry to hear this has happened to poor little Desi, hope she comes through surgery ok & recovers well.
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:17 AM   #4
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Desi has made it through and is now home. She's settled into her hospital cage in a quiet dark corner to begin her recovery.
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:23 AM   #5
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Excellent news - what a relief. Fingers crossed she makes a full recovery. Very sad about the pups.
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Old 03-05-2019, 06:51 AM   #6
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So glad to hear that, get well soon Desi.
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Old 03-05-2019, 07:02 AM   #7
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I'm glad she has survived her op. Wishing her a speedy, trouble free recovery x
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Old 03-05-2019, 09:04 AM   #8
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Thank you for sharing Desi's story Vectis.

I remember when I first thought about breeding I felt that it was important to have an understanding that things can go wrong because despite your best efforts, they do sometimes and stories like this just go to show that breeding isn't all about cute baby hamsters and happy new owners.

I am glad Desi pulled through her surgery and I hope she has a speedy recovery.
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Wishing Desi a speedy and complete recovery Vectis.
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:49 PM   #10
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I'm sad to say that although Desi was fine this morning, when I went to give her her meds this evening I found that she had died.

Run free, wee Desi x
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