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Hi there, I'm new to this community. Yona, aka Hedgie, our African Pygmy Hedgehog, has recently been deteriorating. We've taken her to the vet a couple of times now, and they are suspicious of WHS as well. She was supposed to go to the vet this past Friday, but my family contracted Covid-19, so we couldn't go. She's going to the vet on the 17th.

A little background, if it's helpful:
She gets a free choice of 'Spikes Ultra Delight' food. Occasional live mealworm treats, and plenty of clean, fresh, water.
Recently she stopped eating, so we're giving Oxbow Critical Care Omnivore powder mixed with water and syringe fed twice a day. She's getting prescribed meds as well to help with the pain. She's stopped eating her normal food, as it's too hard for her to chew it. We are now having to syringe feed water. She's having trouble eating her mealworms too.
She's only about a year old. The cage is 75-80 degrees.

Current condition:
Currently, Hedgie is unable to walk. She started with wobbling and toppling over, then her rear legs slowly stopped working. Now, her front and hind ends can't move. She is currently unable to move at all, besides her head. We have to rinse her off daily because she defecates on her self and it gets rubbed and raw. :(

How and when do we know when the time comes to say goodbye? We are very sad and heartbroken and love her dearly. We want her to live as long as possible-but we certainly don't want her to be in pain.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
 
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