Hello everyone :3
So a while ago I posted here about my mouse Toulouse, who has OCD. He's been having injections of Dexamethasone for approx. 5 months now, and was doing so well on them. But recently, he has relapsed quite badly. The vet has said he will no longer give Lou his injections as it appears they are not working, and that his body is most likely building immunity to the Dexamethasone.
These past few weeks, his OCD has seriously increased... He has cataracts on both eyes, he managed to scratch one of them open the other day. His scratching has spread from his head down to his neck now, and it's slowly moving further down his body. But the problem I'm having with making "the decision" is that he still eats, drinks, and plays normally - despite sleeping a little more. So I guess he still has quality of life, right? He's currently on Metacam every night to ease the pain, but I know it's not a long-term solution, as his scratching is only getting worse. I don't know what to do. I feel so awful that I'm unable to help him, and yet I feel like he is still his normal self, psychologically.
Has anyone else here had an OCD mouse? When did you know it was 'time'?
Thank you x