My rat is getting progressively worse because of her brain tumor and it’s painful for me. Had to hand feed her today because she’s incapable of feeding herself. I’m still working out this sleep thing. I’ve been really restless and aggravated lately because some dumb musical brought up painful things for me. Made me think of how I feel like I’ve lost a decade of my life to my illness. I haven’t even really, not compared to others on here, I didn’t have to leave school or lose my job or family or home. But it was still lost time to me and I grieve it even though I try to be positive and focus on now. I’m not where I want to be in life right now. I’ll keep trying to get to where I want to be. Right now is just hard.
I am sorry you are suffering. I will pray for you.
I’m so sorry. Plz know you’re in my thoughts. It is tough losing a pet. They’re your unconditional love at its best. Remember the happy memories
Try not to think about how bad your past has been. I went through a period where my life seemed totally purposeless, but that’s over now. Try to think of positive things in your future.
I’m sorry about your rat Anna. I know it’s weighing heavily on you. You’ll get through this.
Yo yo… hang in there anna. I’m sure this is tough for you… but it is going to pass.
My cat’s going to get too old to live in the next couple years and I’ve had him for a decade almost… it’s going to be some sad ■■■■ for sure…
I’m so sorry. My little dog had a tumor removed a month ago, and had to wait almost a week before got the results back.it was benign, but had to cu part of his jawbone to get it out. This is the same dog that has degenerative heart valve disease. I just gave him his am meds. I’m so sorry for you. I know when I lose my “little guy” I’m just gonna die! I’ll smother my other rescue dog, but “my baby” is priceless. He is the happiest and sweetest dog in the world. Lots of sent your way
It sux losing pets.
If your rat is suffering it would be best to take it to the vets and have it put to sleep.
I have been taking Valerian Root tablets since Friday to help me sleep, they work as well as melatonin and so far I am happy with them, they do cause me to dream a lot.
Sleep is awesomeness ftw!
Are u going to need to put the rat down soon?
Most likely. Brought her into vet again today and they found on top of her mammary tumors and the pituitary tumor in her brain, she has developed a lymphadenoma (lymphoma is a terminal very aggressive cancer) and she has a possible respiratory infection from her weakened immune system (her sister also got that before she died).
I got her some steroids so she can have a good quality last couple weeks. I couldn’t put her down yet because her will to live wasn’t gone, she still tries to play, run around, and badly wants to eat but can’t hold food. The steroids are supposed to help her regain control of her limbs until the cancer eventually takes her.
I love her so much and I loved her sister too. They were there for me for many hard times and helped me through bad nights.
I’m sorry @Anna.
Please hang in there, bad times won’t last forever.
Damn that is sad animals can really help us.
Sorry again about your rat
Hi @Anna ,how is your rat today, I hope she is responding well to the steroids.
Sadly she is not responding at all I am not certain she’ll make it to next week. Even if she does I will likely have her put down quite soon as it seems her respiratory issues are getting worse.
That is extremely inappropriate and rude. Have you ever had a dog? How would you feel if your dog died or was suffering badly and someone who didn’t like dogs deliberately took time out of their day to tell you “wow it was just a filthy dog get over it”
You’re a jerk.
What the actual ■■■■? I hope you get banned from the forum. That was just cruel.
That wasn’t suppose to come off as insensitive.
I’m sorry about your rat. It can be really hard to lose an animal, which is kind of like family. I hope you grieving period isn’t too bad. We’re here if you need us.