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Old 02-25-2021, 06:42 PM   #11
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Default Re: Syrian with loss of use of back legs, (video included)

Depending how long its been open and stored may effect its efficacy. May be worth contacting your vet.As mentioned on your other thread, it can be harsh on gut and kidneys too so have to weigh that up against potential benefit.

Tumours, especially that size can be quite aggressive and while it may be linked to her leg paralysis, is likely progressing to her other organs.

I had a hamster many years ago, called Bear, who developed a tumour where Gracies was. Within a few weeks, two more developed and grew at an alarming rate. He was bright and alert and I did eventually help him along as they were getting so large. I recently found a (poor) video of him and cried at the size I let them get. I'm just sharing this so you know I do understand

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Old 02-26-2021, 03:18 AM   #12
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Default Re: Syrian with loss of use of back legs, (video included)

Hi, I have been following your posts for sometime so seen everything that you have been going through with Gracie.

If it helps my vet always talks about quality of life with me when it comes to my hamsters and is the time right to let them go. Are they eating, drinking, loosing weight, can they move around unencumbered, are they in pain, can they still groom themselves, etc.

It could always be worth talking to your vet again to see where you are all at now.

I strongly agree with Amethyst it does appear from your video that Gracie is in some pain. Some sort of painkiller is needed at the very least, again consult your vet on this.

I am sorry that you are going through this, it can be very hard sometimes looking after our little ones and knowing what is the right thing to do, especially when they can't talk and tell us how they feel, we just have to play detective a little bit and check for subtle clues.

Take care, as my heart does go out to you in dealing with this situation.
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