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Old 08-07-2017, 09:44 AM   #21
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I would cover half up and see if that makes her feel better. More often than not they are OK after a fall however she could have internal injuries and they should have checked her very carefully.
Poor little mite I feel so sorry for her. It's not your fault in any way. You have done all you can for her from love and that is the most important thing.
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Old 08-07-2017, 12:19 PM   #22
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She's still not wanting to come out so I'm leaving her alone for tonight. I picked her up an apple and left a slice outside her nest as it's her favourite I've attached a photo of her cage (I've draped a towel over half to try and help her feel more secure). The photo of her was taken 4 days ago when we managed to get her out for a little while, I think you can kind of see what I mean when I say she's quite round but again I might be imagining it!!

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Old 08-07-2017, 01:14 PM   #23
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She does look round, so sorry the vet dropped her 3x's, that's horrible. Hope she's okay & your able to find out what's wrong soon. Sending hugs to you & your hamster XX
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Old 08-07-2017, 01:20 PM   #24
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She does look round, so sorry the vet dropped her 3x's, that's horrible. Hope she's okay & your able to find out what's wrong soon. Sending hugs to you & your hamster XX
Thank you so much x

I don't know much about hamster anatomy and this is my first hamster but she does seem to carry all of her bulk in one specific place. Her legs and chest are very skinny but then her belly is very much like a ball... I've had Guiney pigs and rats before (completely different, I know ) and I don't recall them feeling that way
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Old 08-07-2017, 02:01 PM   #25
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She's not right Kippy - I'm really sorry. She's either got a pyometra (womb infection) and the womb is full of pus. It looks to be closed as you haven't mentioned any discharge or smell. There could be a tumour there as she looks like a young hamster I took on that died young with massive kidney tumours. If it is a pyo she would need spayed and she doesn't look strong enough there to stand an operation. If it's a tumour you need to look hard at her life quality and ask her what she wants to do. I really would urge you to seek out another vet and ask them to scan her to see what is going if they can;t tell on examination. I've seen hundreds of hammies as a judge and breeder and I can see there is something wrong there.
She hasn't got fluffy bedding has she? It can cause blockages.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:10 PM   #26
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Can't add to what souffle has said but just want to say I am sorry you are having to go through this with her, I really do hope you can find a good vet who may be able to help her.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:18 PM   #27
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Thank you both she's not eaten or drank anything or been out all night. Can I open the nest? My partner says we should give her until tonight because she's scared but I'm not even sure she's still here with us at this stage
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:22 PM   #28
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I would just gently & quietly have a look in her nest, better to check on her & it shouldn't upset her much more really & you do need to know how she's doing, check if she's in distress or if she is still with you.

I know how hard this is, thinking of you.
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:31 AM   #29
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She's gone just taking her back to the vet now just to triple check. Thank you so much for your support the last few days, I just wish her last few hours hadn't been like this
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Old 08-08-2017, 12:35 AM   #30
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I'm so very sorry, I'm sure she knew she was loved & that you were doing your best to help her even though the end was hard, try to remember that.
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