My beautiful Kimmy just got back from a tumor surgery! Having a surgery was a risk since she’s already 11 and it could have been too much for her body, but my vet is great and everything went perfectly well and she’s now in recovery with her family! :D (submitted by dat-one-goat)
OOPS I KIND OF FORGOT TO POST ABOUT PAX’S EYE. Sorry, I’ve had a zillion things going on & sometimes I might not shoot a particular cage or rat for a while because I have so many!
He had an experimental procedure done about a month ago for his glaucoma, the eye was bulging a lot & causing him pain. He was only the second rat in the country to ever have this done to him! It is a procedure commonly done on dogs with eye issues–he was anesthetized & then fluid from his eye was drawn up with a syringe, then medicine was injected in that would basically dry up the eye & keep it from swelling any more. The vet wasn’t sure what amount of medication to use since there weren’t any available studies on rats, & she used a little too much, so now his eye is shrunken. The good news is that he is no longer in any pain, the eye is not going to swell again, & he’s off antibiotics & pain meds! He will hopefully be able to live a comfortable, mini-eyed life now.