Mochi update... advice?
I posted earlier this week about how one of our rats--Mochi--was wheezing.
I took him to the vet this morning. Our vet listened and heard crackling in his chest which, of course, suggests either bronchitis or pneumonia. However, because he had that large tumor removed 6 months ago and we found out he had cancer, she wanted to do a chest xray.
The xrays showed some very, very small grey marks, and she thinks that his cancer has spread. I should add that his lungs looked mostly clear and the marks were so small she couldn't really make them out. She seems amazed that he's lived this long, but says he'll probably go down hill quickly with lung cancer. Though, she said that it "wasn't as bad as she thought."
The wheezing seems to be from the fluid in his lungs. He's going to be on Baytril for two weeks, and I hope it makes him more comfortable.
Since he's still moving around a good bit, eating a lot (he actually GAINED weight since his tumor surgery) and seems to be in pretty good spirits, we're just going to watch him and cross our fingers. He's already beat the odds once, I'd like to see him do it again.
I don't want him to suffer one bit, but I don't want to rob him of the chance to live a little longer either. Any others been through this? What can we expect?
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