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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-12-2014, 05:54 AM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Dwarf Hamster has ovarian fluid... few days to find help!

Hi, my little Chinese Dwarf Hamster Rosie has a build up of fluid in her ovaries. I noticed a large lump on her side/stomach before her back leg and then a smaller one on the other side. I took all 3 of my dwarfs for a check up the week before and neither myself or the vet noticed it then.

I have been away all week so my family took her to the vets again who said she has a build up of fluid in her ovaries. They gave me some baytril antibiotics and said if they work it should clear the fluid and she will discharge it. She's been on them about 8 days. The lumps are bigger than it was but seems to have gone down a little today. She was apparently not very lively on Friday and seemed down yesterday. I know she is too small to survive/undertake any operations. She has been passing some blood the last few days.

Does anyone know if this blood may be the infection starting to clear? Or of anything else that may help her? Obviously I don't want her to be in pain or god forbid for the fluid to burst. I am very aware that she has so little time left but am just hoping that someone may know of something that can help, or if she is starting to get better. She's 18 months old, so has only just reached the age where chinese dwarfs encounter problems. She is otherwise healthy despite having one quite poppy and one quite normal eye. I just hope the antibiotics work :'(

Please help
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-13-2014, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Update,

took Rosie back to the vets who gave her some painkiller and said 2 more days of antibiotics and if there isn't a vast improvement... Please if anyone knows anything about this please help!
Or can she be scanned to see what the actual problem is as they are not even sure what's wrong! Or a specialist? They offered surgery but I can't do that to her. It should be easy we just need to clear the fluid somehow

She does seem a LOT happier today, eating drinking sniffing around etc to see me and the lump does seem a little smaller. I'm praying it's better again tomorrow
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-18-2014, 11:26 PM
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Just read this thread. How is Rosie doing?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-19-2014, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Rosie passed away on the 14th. Our vet said to find out what was wrong they would have to open her up anyway as the ultrasound wouldn't show too well so they might as well attempt the operation there and then. Unfortunately it turned out to be a tumour attached to her ovary and bladder so couldn't be removed and she was gone after about 5 minutes :'(:'( My other two hammies could definitely tell that she's gone and were upset that day
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Sincere condolences. RIP dear Rosie.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 02:20 PM
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losing a pet is a difficult thing. at least you know you did the most you could for her.
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