PLEASE HELP!!! I need reassurance...
I have a one and a half year old beautiful blue rat named Leeloo. Right now she is very sick. A few months a go she had to go to the vet and got medication for a URI. Her URI is apparently back, or never really went away, and she is now on medication for it, again. However, when Leeloo started her medication five days ago she was barely sneezing and coughing. Today, five days into her medicine, she sounds horribly congested and is coughing and sneezing like crazy. I'm going to call the vet immediately tomorrow, but for now I just want to know if there's anything I can do in the meantime. She's been separated from her three friends, but is still grooming, eating and walking around, though is a bit lethargic.
On top of her URI she also has a few very small lumps on her neck. I think they are abscesses and it looks like one popped because it has a scab on top and it is very pressurized. I tried to aspirate it (I've done this before in school) but she isn't at all anesthetized so getting a needle in the lump long enough to draw out any puss is impossible. I am looking into having it removed but again, is there anything I can do in the meantime? I really don't want anything bad to happen to my little Leeloo, she's the sweetest rat I've had in a long time, any advice would be helpful, and what with it being a holiday here,I can't contact any vets today. Thanks!!!
Last edited by agrau163; 05-25-2009 at 08:28 PM.