Thread: Gertie's gone
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Old 07-19-2022, 01:52 AM  
Ria P
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Default Re: Gertie's gone

Thank you all for your kind words.

I now believe that it could have been a gynea problem like pyometra which wouldn't have surprised me. Gertie was a pedigree hamster who had been used for breeding.

I replaced her Pringle tube only a few days ago and when i removed it this morning i found blood.
I had found discoloured bedding end of last week but not blood so Gertie must have deteriorated over the weekend while i was on a long overnight shift and my OH fed her.

Now of course i'm asking myself if Gertie could have been saved had i been able to get a vet appointment the day i phoned up for one but i doubt it. The course of treatment would have been the same with an initial course of antibiotics.
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