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Old 12-17-2012, 02:02 PM   #1
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Unhappy Charlotte may be leaving me soon...

My dear dear sweet headspot Robo, Charlotte's time may be needing soon. Over the last week, especially these last few days, age has really gone after my girl. She has gotten even more skinny and fragile and she's lost nearly a fourth to third of her fur. She's still acting like her normal self, but I can see she's having trouble as she is falling over quite a bit.

Yes, Charlotte is still with her cagemate Scarlett, but I know Scarlett isn't picking on her; Scarlett is doing everything in her power to care for Charlotte, she's always been very caring toward Charlotte. Even with Charlotte in the state she is in, I'm not going to separate them. She got so stressed the time I tried to separate them when she had a UTI. I have no idea how she'd react now, but I don't want to stress her while she's in this fragile state.

If you can give me some advice on caring for a elderly hamster that is nearing their end, that'd be nice.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
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Cuddles, love, treats, cuddles, love... and why not more treats... I'm very sorry to know your little one is going downward... =(

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Old 12-17-2012, 02:23 PM   #3
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I'm freaking out now! Charlotte is the least of my worries! Something's wrong with Matrim, my runt male Robo! I...I don't know how to describe it other than being horrid. There's a large black poo mass coming from his butt and it smells really bad, there's also blood Getting a vet appointment now.
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:25 PM   #4
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Ohhh gosh... i hope it's nothing serious... Keep us updated...
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Old 12-17-2012, 02:27 PM   #5
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Oh my. That does sound worrying...I hope the vet will help you sort it out.

Sending get well vibes to your hammies. Please keep us updated.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:23 PM   #6
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Sending lots of luck your way! Hang in there, Charlotte and Matrim!
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:08 PM   #7
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He is gone! My Matrim is dead! He just got worse and worse on the car ride over. He was too far gone to be saved and had to be put to sleep. They weren't sure what did it, all they know was he had diarrhea, a swollen tail, and he was skinny, you could really feel his ribs. They gave me some time with him to say goodbye. Sadly mom wouldn't let me take him home to bury, she thought it would be best to leave him with them. I think he was holding out for me to notice him and get him help to pass on...

I've only had a month with him, it was far too short. I feel so hollow inside, can't stop crying, and I keep thinking 'What if I had noticed sooner? Could I have saved him?' It's all so much and yet I know it'll be so much worse when Charlotte dies. I just want to go under the covers and cry until I can't anymore and not come out. I'll post a memorial when I feel better.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:14 PM   #8
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Hun... I'm sooo sorry... I know that if you would have seen that sooner, you would have act... But maybe he just wasn't sick 'before'... We don't know what caused what he had... You did everything you could to help him... and gave him the ultimate gift of relief from pain there is... I hope your heart heals up hun... *hugs and kisses*

Rest well in peace, Matrim... enjoy the Bridge and blow a kiss to that special someone you left behind...

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Old 12-17-2012, 04:16 PM   #9
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I'm sorry you've lost him. And in all honesty - if Charlotte and Scarlett are happy together I think you're doing the right thing leaving them together.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:38 PM   #10
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So sorry to hear you are having such a tough time with Charlotte & Matrim. Sometimes they can get ill so quickly, best wishes to you
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