Register FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Navigation
Front Page
Forum
Gallery
Wiki

Ads by Google


Go Back   Hamster Central > Hamster Central Forum Topics > Hamster Healthcare

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-30-2021, 02:18 PM   #51
Benefitsben
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Greater London
Posts: 136
Default Re: what to do about potential respiratory infection

Quote:
Originally Posted by Serendipity7000 View Post
No he doesn't look good and is clearly struggling. How is he today? I would call the vet and explain he is still on the antibiotics and metacam and show them the video if you can. It might mean calling the out of hours vet. Maybe say you would prefer not to bring him in as he is in a bad way but can email a video. And ask if they think an increase in antibiotics or a change in antibiotics would help.

After he's fallen over on your video you can see him panting quite a bit. It could be lack of oxygen if his breathing is still bad - ie no oxygen to his legs or head etc, hence collapsing.

He looks to be in lovely condition fur wise, and doesn't look old. It's very tough.
he's still doing the same today, I haven't seen him much as he tends to not wake up much in the day (even before his illness). I'm gonna call the vet tomorrow and book an appointment to come in as the vets is only about 5 minutes away from my house and normally trips don't stress him out that much.

Yeah he hasn't shown any signs of ageing other than the wobbling and lethargy, it's why I was expecting so much longer with him cause he got ill pretty out of the blue, and it looked like he was getting better when he started the antibiotics though they don't seem to be helping him much anymore :(
Benefitsben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2021, 04:28 AM   #52
Benefitsben
Hamster Pup
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Greater London
Posts: 136
Unhappy Re: what to do about potential respiratory infection

update:

unfortunately when I woke up this morning he was lying very still, and when I checked on him he was cold and not breathing as he had passed away during the night. he was buried in the back of my garden like my previous hamster was, now the only thing left to do is paint him a headstone. gonna go and write a memorial post :(
Benefitsben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2021, 05:22 AM   #53
Serendipity7000
Hamsters University
 
Serendipity7000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: North of England
Posts: 21,858
Default Re: what to do about potential respiratory infection

I am so sorry. He did look to be in a bad way. RIP and play well over the rainbow bridge. At least he isn't suffering any more.
__________________
Serendipity7000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2021, 06:03 AM   #54
Petite
Senior Hamster
 
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Scotland
Posts: 458
Default Re: what to do about potential respiratory infection

I'm so sorry to hear this. As Serendipity says, he did look extremely unwell in his video clip. But he is at peace now, and I hope that you have some happy memories and photos of his former times.
RIP little one.
Petite is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2021, 10:59 AM   #55
Amethyst_ice
Moderator
 
Amethyst_ice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Birmingham
Posts: 7,884
Default Re: what to do about potential respiratory infection

Im very sorry to see he couldn't overcome the pneumonia. He had had it for a while and it is likely the scarring on his lungs was too much and the infection too strong.

For future reference (any members reading this thread, or if you are unfortunate to encounter similar), please do not wait so long before visiting the vet. Although as Ive said previously, pneumonia is a 50/50 situation.

In the last video you posted he is really really struggling and again, waiting as you were going to do, several days to call the vet is not adviseable and more of an emergency situation not a wait and see.

We all learn from experience. Play well little one, sending yoggies to the bridge
__________________
Feel free to ask me about rat advice too
Amethyst_ice is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
breathing, sounds, vet, week, weird

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.43 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2003-2020, Hobby Solutions
All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:25 PM.