Will there come a time when I stop worring?
In other threads I discussed how I bought Arabella at a petstore almost a month ago, and shortly after she came down with wetail. Being that it was after Christmas I didn't have much money, so I couldn't get her to the vet, and a few years ago I treated a hamster with wet tail and got her to the vet and she died anyway because I know the virus is very serious and deadly.
I was giving wetail drops from the petstore, they basically lied to me and told me it had antibiotics in it, I knew this to be a lie, and have read on numourous website that this stuff only masks the illness and is not powerful to rid of it. But I am a very passive person and did not feel like getting into an argument with the petstore clerk.
I decided to just give her some in her waterbottle just to relieve some of her pain, because I figured she would not make it that long, and I wanted her to be comfortable as possible. I figured since she wasn't drinking much water, I would give her double or triple the dosage so she would atleast get close to what she is supposed to have. I knew there would be a chance that this might harm her or cause her to die, but I figured she was suffering at the time and she would be at peace. I really didn't expect her to live as long as she has.
The last week or two has been great, the wettail has gone away, her bottom all cleared up, I have been so exstatic about this. When she was sick it really weighted me down, I was so depressed and felt so bad that this poor little hamster was so sick. But she was getting better.
The past weekend I was looking online to buy her a new bigger cage and a run about ball. I was frustrated earlier today when I lost a really good bid on E-Bay.
This is going to sound weird, but I feel stuff sometimes, I sense things. The day before she came down with the wettail, I sensed something was really wrong with her, I felt something wasn't right, and I was very worried and kept checking her. I have this feeling again, and she is not as active just like before when she came down with it, and her ears are droppy, and she is pooping alot (but somewhat solid).
I decided I am not going to buy her another cage, and save my money just in case I do need to get her to the vet. Am I being paronoid, I wonder if anyone knows anyone who had a hamster and how long did it take the hamster to fully recover? Am I going to have to go through this through the rest of her life, her start to get better and I really get my hopes up, and then she gets sick again?
I care so deeply for her and wonder where there be a time when I can breath a sigh of relief and not worry about her getting sick?