Ok well one of my rats Elliot had a stroke 3 days ago. I couldn't take him to the vet so I tried to get some nutrients intovhim by feeding him honey weet-bix. It kept him alive. Now he is really struggling and I don't know if I should put him down. It sounds selfish but I feel like what if he coul of coped?
I have been trying to teach him to walk again, use the drink bottle and just stand. The stroke has effected the left side of his body and now he has a permanent head tilt. He can't balance, he gets stuck on his back, can't judge distances well because his heads on a new angle and he had respritery problem before this so now the phopharyn is running like a water fall.
He is eating, but drinking out of the bottle I have to help with but I can't put a bowel because if falls in he will drown. He was such a happy rat and would have given the whole world cuddles if they wanted it. Now he looks sad but he is fighting every day!! Tot was always my favourite and the vets can't do anything for him now so I'm just wondering what you would do?I'm thinking it might be time to let go. It brakes my heart to have to but I want him to be happy not fight everyday because I want him to.
This probably doesn't make snse so sorry I just had to talk to someone about it. I will try and get a video of Him trying to stand so you can see what I mean.
Thank you anway
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