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@  Rattieroos : (16 October 2017 - 11:28 PM) Oops wasnt finished. I will miss them like mad. :cry: :cry: :cry: This will no make my losses this year 9 :( :bigeyecry: I have 12 rescues left. My 10day old babies are turning 1 year tomorrow already. I will always have my few rats but I can't take on rescues anymore. At least for a while. Hope everyone is well.. sad to see the forum so quiet. I know I'm one of the quiet ones. @Lolly, thanks, missed you all too. I'm sure you and Winston miss her gentle nature. *hugs* *hugs*
@  Rattieroos : (16 October 2017 - 11:21 PM) Not able to be on much lately but had to tonight. I had to say goodbye to my beloved Grandpa Roo and his faithful Nibbs this evening. My heart felt like it was in pieces. Roo would have turned 3 next Tuesday. I keep expecting to see them in their cage or have them on the bed with me.
@  lollyh : (03 October 2017 - 09:07 PM) Hey Roos.yes!!. we have missed you. *hugs* thank you swty.miss her gentle nature so much. Poor Winston is also missing her too.
@  Rattieroos : (30 September 2017 - 08:31 PM) Hey all, haven't been on for ages. @ Lolly, so so sorry about Nougies :ratangel:
@  lollyh : (28 September 2017 - 09:01 PM) hehehe after all our rattie talking. :ratgiggle: .i forgot to ask you about the new posting method for here. lol
@  Caryn : (28 September 2017 - 08:52 PM) lol Was lovely to finally meet you in person after all these years :D
@  lollyh : (28 September 2017 - 03:54 PM) So today i finally got to meet my fellow noogan caryn today while up at the Spca.i was so excited to meet her.i screamed her name like a mad person. :clap: lol
@  Caryn : (27 September 2017 - 08:44 PM) Ah no :(
@  CindyR : (27 September 2017 - 12:56 PM) Aaarrrggggg! I can't seem to post any pics with this new image site. My pc refuses to work with it.
@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 01:40 PM) for the most part, the NB images are done, but please drop me a PM or an email (not here in the chat) if you see any more 3rd party photobucket broken image links (excl posts made by members other than admin/Tails)
@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 01:07 PM) yay banners done so far
@  Tails : (19 September 2017 - 12:39 PM) @lollyh, dont think he's a RN member :) and I'm so so sorry about Nougies :( :( :(
@  DiscoMoose : (19 September 2017 - 10:34 AM) i'm really sorry Lolly. She was most beautiful and special girl. I am thankful that she could go peacefully at home, with those she loves. <3 rest in peace dearest Nougies. All my love and compassion to you, Lolly <3
@  lollyh : (18 September 2017 - 09:56 PM) hi all.my very special nougies passed away this morning at 2:20am. :ratsadlook: .she reached 3 yrs & 2months.gonna miss her so much.she passed with sweet winston by her side till the end.
@  lollyh : (14 September 2017 - 05:17 PM) @tails wow sounds like the perfect guy.any jhb ladies looking for a friend?. :) is he not part of ratanoogan here?.
@  lollyh : (14 September 2017 - 05:14 PM) The maid called me urgently today as she Found nougies hanging by her neck as her head was stuck through the bars. :bigeyecry: .i was so heart sore. But nougies seems to be all ok.
@  Tails : (08 September 2017 - 01:43 PM) also, anyone in JHB want to meet a nice guy who keeps rats? he likes punk music, doesn't indulge much ( dont think at all really) in alcohol etc. He's a really nice guy, I've chatted at great length with him :)
@  Tails : (08 September 2017 - 01:42 PM) hey all, i'll fix the banners this weekend :) so they'll show properly again
@  DiscoMoose : (07 September 2017 - 07:42 AM) ag sweetie. reading that brings up all those feelings I remember having with my dearest Bolliemuis. I don't know what to tell you Lolly *hugs* You love her so much and all you want is the best for her. I believe she knows that too... no matter what you decde. She's really done well in the age department :tummykiss:
@  lollyh : (06 September 2017 - 03:09 PM) thank you moosie.it is bittersweet.her hld has gotten worse.she drags her 1 leg underneath her now. :ratsad: but she is eating-every meal she is in that bowl. (5 table spoons of oats this morning :loveyoueyes: ).was so proud of her,she doesn't like drinking but when i put water droplet in my hand,she will drinkl.pooping & weeing is normal.she takes a stroll right down our passage,around my bathroom & still climbs in & out of her bed.for a 3yr old rattie.i'm just wondering...is she doing ok or i just don't know.. am i being cruel. :unsure:

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Brigitte

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Hi all :)

My one boy Jerry has been having chronic respiratory issues. He was on Doxy and then Doxy and Enrovet, but now he is unwell again. He used to make that typical respiratory infection sounds, but lately he sounds like a puppy crying/whining. Has anyone ever experienced this? He sounds very congested, but even nebulizing doesn't seen to bring any relief. I am at wits end... :(

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Has your vet tried any other antibiotics?  Like Zithromax, Clavet, Flagyl, Amaoxicillin, or combos of any of those? 

 

And has your vet tried him on heart meds like Enocard (Enalapril), Furosemide (Lasix) or Vetmedin to see if it's not pulmonary oedema from CHF?  Usually if what appears to be a respiratory infection does not respond to antibiotics then there's a chance it's heart related instead.  If he hasn't done any x-rays then that will tell you if the lungs have any signs of serious infection or abscessing or whether they are fairly clear and the heart looks enlarged.

 

My girl Bubbles has been noisy her whole life from congested snotty sounds to wheezing.  X-rays and consults can't pick up anything in the lungs besides something weird happenign around her heart.  We've tried antihistamines, antibiotics and are now putting her on heart meds to see if that makes any difference.


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+ 1 to Caryn, when my boy wasn't responding anymore I asked Liam if he could try Zithro, which did help for a while but then we also now have him on heart meds. Sometimes difficult to see on xray and who can afford an MRI?? Trick is (well in my history, when nothing seemed to help with my children, Monty was one, then I'd ask if we could try heart meds) if it is the heart the meds show a quick improvement. Really quick. If not the heart the meds just won't do anything.

:goodvibes: for both of you, been there, not easy when everything we try doesn't work.
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My current Ratties: Dove, Marybelle, Rosy, Ivy, Peaches, Plum and Duff (girls) Thunder, Doodle and Wallee (neutered boys) then my intact boys: Rodger and Dodger :ratlol: :tummykiss: :Kiss:

Always remembered, always in my heart, RIP my children: Sandy (our first ratty love) Pepper, Mickey, Snowy, Cloudy, Kellogs, Snoekie, Thing 1, Wotnot, Thing 2, Mischief, Monty, Barney, Seamus, Dolores aka Dilly, Jerry, Brian, Alfred, Patches, Stewie, Squeak, Bubble, Treble, Hayley, Onyx, Milo, Roxie, baby Bailey, FiFi, Bass, Bangerang, Emo, Nibbs and Roo :bigeyecry: :ratangel:

RIP my doggy loves: Andy and Toffee, loved and missed forever :cry:

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Don't have much useful info but sending lots of good vibes! My baby Nibbler was very sneezey, congested and wheezing sometimes. My vet put her both doxy and baytril twice a day for two weeks. It worked beautifully. So maybe a combo is necessary to clear it up. Unless like Caryn and Roos said it is heart related.




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