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Definitely something going on, blood or maybe puss?

So I thought Sneak was bleeding and when I looked she had a tiny scab on her belly area but it looked clean and she was moving around wall eating and drinking and playing. She is acting her normal self today but when I got home from work I found little patches of what looks like diluted blood or just dried blood. Its by both nests they all use on both levels. I spent almost an hour trying to see what has happened or who might be hurt but I haven't been able to. I'm currently looking up vets near me who can take mice. What should i do in the meantime?

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  • HarlequinnHarlequinn Lemming
    Posts: 40
    So my only option is to take her back to the store so they can take her to the vet and then I would have to re-purchase her. If I can get her in within the next hour they said she can be seen tonight and she will be kept separate, quarantined. My fear is that the vet won't care and will just have her PTS and that is the last thing I want but there aren't any other vets nearby who see small animals.
  • SarahnashSarahnash Lemming
    Posts: 321
    Harlequinn, I am so sorry to hear Sneak may not be well. I think your best option is to get her seen by a vet, which by this time I'm sure you've done. Im not experienced to say what to do in the mean time, other people on the forum are more experienced than me. I'd really hope any action your vet takes is with your knowledge and agreement. I do hope she gets on OK. Let us know.
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    Never forgotten fancy girl mice Jill, Kate, Eve, Sabrina, Dylan, Kris, Abby, Kelly, Tiffany, Natalie, Alex, wild mice Harry Houdini and Little Wills
  • HarlequinnHarlequinn Lemming
    Posts: 40
    I decided to keep her home last night because when I called back before getting ready to catch her and leave they said the vet had left for the evening. Now this morning she is looking better so I'm torn on what to do. There is way less blood on the bedding she is on right this minute, I made food and water very easy for her to get to and it looks as if Selena and Harley are taking turns caring for her. She is walking around so much and eating and playing a bit. My main concern is if I take her to the vet at the store I have to give her up because they won't have her seen unless she is their animal. I also wouldn't be informed of anything going on with her care throughout the process and my worry is the vet will just have her PTS first thing instead of try to help her. I am still trying to find a small pet vet in my area, before I got them I thought the clinic up the street took small animals but the lady who specialized is no longer with them. Am I doing the right thing in keeping her home and comfortable and clean? If the vets the store uses are anything like the 'small animal specialist' who helped us when we got them them they won't care to save her.
  • MouseLoverMouseLover Lemming
    Posts: 188
    Really sorry to hear about this. You'll have to use your own judgement here and do what you think is best for Sneak.

    If you can find a different vet that could see her, I personally think it would be better, because it might be stressful for her to be removed from her friends and her environment. But I guess it depends how urgently she needs to see a vet.

    Has she been scratching a lot by any chance? I've had mice who have injured themselves by scratching and needed a spot on treatment for mites.
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  • HarlequinnHarlequinn Lemming
    Posts: 40
    No she isn't scratching all that much. She is cleaning the spot fairly regularly and seems to be sleeping, eating and drinking. She is moving around a bit better and she seems to be fine aside from just moving a but slow. I spent all of today calling vets in the area and just watching her and wondering what to do. I might have found a vet across the bridge but they weren't in so I have to call tomorrow to ask if they will see her. Should I give her kitten milk replacement with some oatmeal to give her a bit of strength?
  • HarlequinnHarlequinn Lemming
    Posts: 40
    Sneak was feeling well enough to tempt fate and stuck her whole head out through the bars of a door in their cage. :> Only the door part has just the tiniest bit bigger spacing so I think im going to put some popsicle sticks against the door part and tie it With natural hemp twine so its safe to chew and doesn't allow her head to fit through. She is the smallest mouse of the bunch so I knew to look out to see if she could fit out and it looks like she can. In other news she was hanging out in an oversize tube from my fiances work and I managed to pick her up and hold her in my hands, I lifted her a bit to try and see but she just sat in my hands so I wasn't able to get a good look at her underside. No blood or anything wet was left on my hands though. I also cleaned out any and all soiled bedding and nesting materials so I will be able to tell of she is still bleeding or if its getting better. :)
  • HarlequinnHarlequinn Lemming
    Posts: 40
    Well late last night we decided to take Sneak in to be seen because while she has been doing much better and almost stopped bleeding, she started moving around slower. So I took her in to the vet the store uses and they did exactly what I thought. Barley two hours after i dropped her off this morning they called me and told me she has to be PTS. They barely gave me any information as to why though and I have my suspicions they just didn't want to deal with it. I feel horrible as if I should have kept her home. I mean if it really was necessary for her to be PTS then maybe she would have been more comfortable passing at home.
  • SarahnashSarahnash Lemming
    Posts: 321
    I am so sorry to hear. We do what we think is right at the time. I echo what other people have said to me, try not to blame yourself. She had an excellent time whilst with you and you gave her safety, care, love and comfort. Goodnight little Sneak.
    Mum to rattie boys Charlie and Bosley.
    Never forgotten fancy girl mice Jill, Kate, Eve, Sabrina, Dylan, Kris, Abby, Kelly, Tiffany, Natalie, Alex, wild mice Harry Houdini and Little Wills
  • MouseLoverMouseLover Lemming
    Posts: 188
    I'm so sorry to hear this Harlequinn :( did they tell you what they thought the problem was? Poor little thing.
    Just know that you did what you thought was best for her. That's all we can do.
    Hamster: Archie
    Mice: Honey, Violet, Flora, Fauna and Merryweather.
    Rainbow Bridge: Daisy, Peach, Ivy, Penelope, Hazel, Ruby, Clover, Peanut, Minnie, Ginger
  • NickyNicky Mouse
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    I'm very sorry to hear this x
  • HarlequinnHarlequinn Lemming
    Posts: 40
    ML they Haven't been very forthcoming with details so far because to have her seen I had to basically return her so she would be their animal and that way the vet could treat her. However it is right across from my work so I am going in tomorrow after my shift to try and speak to the vet directly and her some answers, it just doesn't sit right with me because she seemed to be improving and then all of a sudden she was too far fine?
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