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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-14-2007, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Maddy's throat abscess update...not good :( (pics of blood)

If I can ever get this vet to call me back I will make an appointment for her tomorrow. I am letting her go.

Maddy is a 30 month tilty girl I took in from a "friend" who was rehoming most of her rats. The throat abscess was never mentioned and I found it soon after she was dropped off. I started her on abs and treating the abscess. The throat or tooth abscess seemed to be healing and I was very happy. Then it recurred and got a lot worse. It never responded to meds the 2nd time, and she seemed to have a vaginal infection as well. I think sweet Maddy has a raging systemic infection going on and her poor beaten up immune system has given up. Exactly a week ago on Monday she was unable to eat and drink so I have been syringing strawberry meal replacement into her. I figured she would stop eating and would pass, but she very eagerly licks her 5-10 cc's per feeding.
she came to me like this...

This is how it looked when we thought it was healing (she was on chlorpalm)


Then on May 5 her head tilt was back with a vengeance along with the infection. On May 7 she stopped eating and I started syringe feeding. For the past 4 days I have been giving her gentocin hoping that would help in her fight. Sadly on a personal note, I was injured at my new job through an employment agency and have been off work. No money, not able to walk at all while this was all going on. I am a bit more mobile now.
I found a vet fairly close by that I am trying to make an appointment at for tomorrow's euthanization.
When the head tilt came back the bleeding started as well. It was bleeding that would just keep flowing, very very disturbing.
This is her on May 13


And today




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sounds like your doin the right thing
very gross photos
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yeah it's hard to do the right things sometimes and I wish you the best and peaceful journey for the poor rattie.


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that is so sad..made me cry.
Poor little girl.
I would do the same thing too. You tried and tried and did your best.
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Thank you everyone...I am just so sad that she has only been with me for 3 weeks before she has to leave. She's one of those extra-special ones.

How can you neglect a wee one like this?


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Awww im soo sorry...You're doing the right thing!

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awww *hugs* that poor girl needs some physical peace, you're doing the right thing, she'll soon be in a painless place
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awww, at least her suffering is over and she is at peace

so in the end, was it a tumor that caused to head tilts/abscesses?


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I didn't get a necropsy done. The guess is a tooth abscess. I was hoping it was just a regular abscess that would heal with normal care. Not our luck.
Someone else mentioned an abscessed tumour.

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