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Old 10-09-2014, 11:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys.

As most of you know I have been struggling with River and getting her to eat properly. For a week or so she was eating her wet and raw food. All of it. Her weight went up to 425 grams at it's highest. In the past week she has been forgoing her raw and wet food and eating her kibble. The amounts have varied but anywhere between 7 pieces and a whopping 22 pieces of RC Mother and BabyCat. I have been keeping up on her feedings with a syringe as well. On a good day she will eat about 20ml of Hills A/D. Some mornings she eats less. She also eats most bugs, has decided she doesn't like dubia's but will eat crickets, mealworms, superworms and pinkie mice.

She is active on her wheel, plays with everything that moves, loves to push things around with her nose etc.

My problem is this morning, she now weighs under 400 grams. 388 grams. This is as big as my littlest guy. Her sides have gone from straight to indented over night. Yesterday morning she weighed 406 grams.

I have already made a vet appt for 2 pm. I need to know what to ask to do, what to ask her to look for? Should she run a blood panel? There is no poop for me to take in as of yet. Hopefully she will poop when she gets there.

This is a new vet since I didn't like the one I went to last time. I'm terrified for my little girl. I told myself as long as she was keeping her weight on I wouldn't worry. Well now she's not and I'm a little freaking out. Any advice is very much appreciated.
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Is there a chance that she threw up?
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Old 10-09-2014, 11:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have never seen vomit in her cage, nor have I seen any activity on her camera that would indicate it.
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I can't do a darn thing to help, but I understand the freaking out part and will be following. Thoughts are with you both.
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Old 10-09-2014, 12:28 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Blood test or fecal culture would probably be the first step, after that it'd probably be an x ray. Depending on what the vet says about her size they may not want to take blood. This is the route we took with Charlie, I hope it's something simple and easy to treat! Thinking of you!
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Oh it might be worth adding since they'll likely have to put her under for a blood test if you have the funds it might be a good idea to do x rays at the same time so it's easier on her to only get put under once and you don't get charged for the anesthesia twice
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I'll pay anything for her. Thankfully money is not a concern. I can live off ramen for a month if need be.
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Alright leaving now for the vet. I can't sit still any longer. When I know something I will let you guys know.
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hoping everything is alright and sending you good thoughts!!!!!
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Saw this earlier, but had to rush off for a test. Keeping you and River in my thoughts. I hope you guys find some answers at the vet and it's something easy to take care of! River's lucky to have such an amazing, loving mama.
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