Really big scare
Well, I just had a huge scare with Hercules. He started choking on some food, and was doing it for several minutes. He coughed up a piece of seed shell, then kept gagging and drooling for a long time afterwards. I called the emergency vet, and the nearest place that had a rodent person in tonight was 30 mins away, so I loaded him in the car and got going. The whole drive up his breathing was really shallow and he was coughing/gagging periodically. Then, as soon as we got to the vet, I swear he did this on purpose, he was absolutely fine.
I had the vet check him over anyway, since I'd gone all that way, and he gave Herc a steroid shot to prevent any swelling in the throat from the trauma. He seems very perky now that he's home, and I'm so relieved.
Overall, he was choking for probably an 45 minutes or so, and after what happened with Fae's baby Xandria, I was really scared and didn't want to take any chances.
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