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Old 01-24-2018, 04:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, fellow hedgie owners!

I'm writing here because I desperately try to cure my little thing.

I have a male hedgie, who's 8 months old.
He was 4 months old when the first symptoms showed.
His hind right leg got weak. Not paralyzed, just weak.
We took him to the vet, who told us that his blood contains proteins, and the hedgie got some antibiotics. Since then we give him calcium+D3 with his water, but his condition only worsened.
He can move all of his legs, and when I make him stand up, he can stand for a while. No wobbling, nothing, it's only when he starts to move, he falls over to his right side. His legs, with the exception of his front left are curled inwards a little towards his belly. He doesn't step to his paw, instead he sort of pushes himself.

The vet told us, that it's possibly WHS, but:
-He was only 4 months old when it started, the vet told us too, that it contradicts it a little.
-His legs aren't paralyzed, he can move them only not correctly.
-He feels his legs: when I touch them he pulls them back.
-Also he has strength in his legs.
-He didn't have any of those "funny" wobblyness you can see in videos about WHS.
-He can curl up fully.

The symptoms besides the movement issues:
-Occasionly he shivers.
-His legs twitch, but only rarely, only a little bit.
-His testicles seem a bit unnaturally large(maybe he's just manly ).
-When he has "boytime", he kind of flexes his left side.

The vets in my country aren't that experienced with hedgies yet.
So my question is: Is it possible that it's something else, or I have to let him go?
Any experiences or opinions or treatment recommendations are welcome.

Thank you very much!
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Old 01-24-2018, 02:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It doesn't sounds like classic WHS symptoms so it's hard to say if that's what it is. It's could be but then again it might not be. Did the vet have any idea of what it might be if not WHS? To me it sounds like something neurological but I don't know what.

It might not hurt to try putting him on steroids to see if that helps but your vet would have to prescribe them. I would try that and see if it helps, if it doesn't help then I would start thinking if he still has a good quality of life or not.
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