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Happy birthday to my favorite South Park kid, Clyde Donovan! ♥

Which also means happy birthday to one of my favorite tumblr kids, marskels! ♥♥ (kels, you know you’re much more than a “tumblr kid,” whatever that is, but that’s how the transition seemed to work…) Sending you vibes for a wonderful day; may each one in the coming year be better than the one before it. :D

To the Anon who asked for a Clyde/Craig fic for Clyde’s birthday, I’m truly sorry to say it’s going to be late. I’m definitely doing it, though, and know exactly what I want to do (I hope you’re okay with a little crossdressing because Bebe lends Craig her cheerleader uniform so he can seduce Clyde with a lap dance).

For more on why the fic won’t be done on time and why I haven’t been around lately, read on…

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Well, I think this might be Shuu’s last night.
This is an old picture, from after his second surgery; he’s lost a lot of weight since then. He hasn’t had a good day since Monday and his heart is beating so hard, even when he’s sleeping… I’ve had him on this special diet and it may have given him extra days (which I’m ever so thankful for), but the infection may have spread too far and deep. 
He just had a little nap on my shoulder but then was restless when he woke up so he’s back in his habitat now.
We have a vet appointment for tomorrow morning, so I’m not giving up yet — and I just hope Shuu doesn’t either.

Well, I think this might be Shuu’s last night.

This is an old picture, from after his second surgery; he’s lost a lot of weight since then. He hasn’t had a good day since Monday and his heart is beating so hard, even when he’s sleeping… I’ve had him on this special diet and it may have given him extra days (which I’m ever so thankful for), but the infection may have spread too far and deep.

He just had a little nap on my shoulder but then was restless when he woke up so he’s back in his habitat now.

We have a vet appointment for tomorrow morning, so I’m not giving up yet — and I just hope Shuu doesn’t either.

Filed under shuutoku the hamster hamsters

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makotobirthdayexchange:

Makoto’s birthday inspired so much great fanart and fanfic throughout the free!dom, it was hard to keep up with it all! If you missed any of the seriously excellent fanworks created as part of the 2013 Makoto Birthday Exchange, fear not: we’re highlighting two works every week until each piece of art, comic, and fic has been in the spotlight.
FEATURED THIS WEEK (March 23, 2014):
Sleep tight – by Niunente (Makoto/Haru)

[view the full piece here]
♥♥♥
my heart tied in a knot, and my stomach in a whirl – by Bonnie (Makoto/Rei)
“I received a Valentine’s day card,” Rei says seriously. “And I need to know who sent it.”
“Whaat, Rei-chan got a card?” Nagisa asks. Rei hands the card to him, now that Nagisa is no longer lunging for it. He doesn’t want this beautiful card to get damaged.
Haruka shrugs, glancing at it briefly, before going back to his lunch. It’s not mackerel today which Rei is very glad about. He doesn’t want his card to smell like fish.
“Can I see it, Rei?” Makoto says. 
Rei goes quiet briefly, because all he wants is for it be from Makoto, but—then Nagisa is handing Makoto the card and he doesn’t have to answer.
“You make my heart flutter, valentine!” Makoto reads from the card. “Wow, Rei! This person must really like you!”
[read the full piece here]
♥♥♥
And the fun isn’t over yet! Party Favors, a bonus round open to everyone, is running for another week (closing on March 31, 2014). Whether or not you were an original participant, you’re more than welcome to join in. We’d love to have you come check out our prompts. :D
♥♥♥
[info | 2013 fanworks index | @AO3 | @dreamwidth]

makotobirthdayexchange:

Makoto’s birthday inspired so much great fanart and fanfic throughout the free!dom, it was hard to keep up with it all! If you missed any of the seriously excellent fanworks created as part of the 2013 Makoto Birthday Exchange, fear not: we’re highlighting two works every week until each piece of art, comic, and fic has been in the spotlight.



FEATURED THIS WEEK (March 23, 2014):

Sleep tight – by Niunente (Makoto/Haru)

sleep tight by niuniente (makoto/haru)

[view the full piece here]

♥♥♥

my heart tied in a knot, and my stomach in a whirl – by Bonnie (Makoto/Rei)

“I received a Valentine’s day card,” Rei says seriously. “And I need to know who sent it.”

“Whaat, Rei-chan got a card?” Nagisa asks. Rei hands the card to him, now that Nagisa is no longer lunging for it. He doesn’t want this beautiful card to get damaged.

Haruka shrugs, glancing at it briefly, before going back to his lunch. It’s not mackerel today which Rei is very glad about. He doesn’t want his card to smell like fish.

“Can I see it, Rei?” Makoto says.

Rei goes quiet briefly, because all he wants is for it be from Makoto, but—then Nagisa is handing Makoto the card and he doesn’t have to answer.

“You make my heart flutter, valentine!” Makoto reads from the card. “Wow, Rei! This person must really like you!”

[read the full piece here]

♥♥♥

And the fun isn’t over yet! Party Favors, a bonus round open to everyone, is running for another week (closing on March 31, 2014). Whether or not you were an original participant, you’re more than welcome to join in. We’d love to have you come check out our prompts. :D

♥♥♥

[info2013 fanworks index | @AO3 | @dreamwidth]

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iwatobiwhiteday:

Iwatobi White Day 2014 is now officially closed. To everyone who participated by signing up for a locker, giving someone a gift, and even just taking the time to leave a comment—thank you for making this event so much fun! Special thanks to the Secret Admirers who helped fill the lockers and to Ellen for the super cute White Day card everyone got (included above). ♥♥Iwatobi-chan hopes you will enjoy all the fic, art, poetry, graphics, and fanmixes created for this year’s event. Shoe lockers are still open for comments, so please consider leaving a word of appreciation if you find something you like. :DSee you next White Day!

Seriously, guys — thank you so much for supporting this event! For me the best part of it was watching the flurry of comments come in over the weekend as people responded to their gifts and left new ones. I really hope it was as rewarding an experience for all of you as it was for me! :D

iwatobiwhiteday:

Iwatobi White Day 2014 is now officially closed.

To everyone who participated by signing up for a locker, giving someone a gift, and even just taking the time to leave a comment—thank you for making this event so much fun! Special thanks to the Secret Admirers who helped fill the lockers and to Ellen for the super cute White Day card everyone got (included above). ♥♥

Iwatobi-chan hopes you will enjoy all the fic, art, poetry, graphics, and fanmixes created for this year’s event. Shoe lockers are still open for comments, so please consider leaving a word of appreciation if you find something you like. :D

See you next White Day!

Seriously, guys — thank you so much for supporting this event! For me the best part of it was watching the flurry of comments come in over the weekend as people responded to their gifts and left new ones. I really hope it was as rewarding an experience for all of you as it was for me! :D

Filed under now who's ready for the event i want to do for haru's birthday to counter the shipper war explosio we're anticipating?

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Anonymous asked: I don't know if you're still into SP, but I love your fics and I was wondering if you'd be willing to write a Craig/Kenny for Kenny's birthday or a Craig/Clyde for Clyde's? Even if it's just a drabble, I'd love to read it. I loved the one you wrote for Craig's! <3

Oh my god, Anon, YES, I will definitely try to write Craig/Clyde for Clyde’s birthday. Thank you for reminding me—I miss that kid’s birthday every year and am always so disappointed when I do.

If you have any specific ideas or prompts you might like to see, feel free to send them my way. (No guarantee that I’ll actually use them in the final but sometimes it helps just to get me started thinking. :D)

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Iwatobi White Day 2014: White Day Weekend still open + off-site posting now open

iwatobiwhiteday:

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Iwatobi White Day Weekend is still going on and it’s not too late to join us! Here’s the countdown clock:

Iwatobi White Day 2014 gift giving is open until this hits 0

Also, those of you who have created gifts are now free to post them wherever else you like. :D

  • Please continue to post new gifts directly to the lockers on Dreamwidth.
  • Please include a link to the DW comm wherever else you post, to encourage others to visit us: http://iwatobiwhiteday.dreamwidth.org

Whether or not you create anything for the event, Iwatobi-chan hopes you’ll come over to enjoy the fic, art, graphics, and fanmixes everyone has come up with. ♥

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(via iwatobiwhiteday)

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iwatobiwhiteday:

Gifts and cards for Iwatobi White Day 2014 have been revealed—please enjoy!
This year’s gifts include fic, poetry, art, graphics, and fanmixes for pairings from the most popular around to the more obscure (characters in the tags to this post have at least one White Day gift featuring them). \0/
To find your locker, look for your name in the tags index (also located in the left-hand navigation pane of the comm).
This probably goes without saying, but please take a moment to thank those who made you a gift or card. ♥
Iwatobi-chan will try to create an index of gifts once the event is over, so you’ll be able to find things by characters and pairings. For now, whether or not you have one of your own, you can browse through the lockers—and please feel free to leave a kind word if you see something you like, even if it wasn’t made for you. :D
As mentioned a couple of days ago, the gift giving period has been extended through Sunday, to celebrate Iwatobi White Day Weekend. Gift giving will be open as long as it’s the weekend somewhere on Earth, ending the last second of March 16th in the last time zone possible: Iwatobi White Day 2014 Gift Giving Ends when this countdown hits zeroSo it’s definitely not too late to join in the fun! Most sincere thanks to the Secret Admirers and everyone else who has left something in a locker so far—the success of this event is all down to you. ♥♥♥A NOTE ON POSTING OUTSIDE THE IWATOBI WHITE DAY COMM:
Originally in the Gifting Guidelines, we asked everyone not to post anywhere else until the day after the reveal. Although the gift giving period has been extended, we’ve decided not to change the external posting day—so please post wherever you like after the 14th. To avoid confusion, Iwatobi-chan will make an announcement both here and on DW when it’s cool to post off-site.In any case it would be great if you could include a link to the DW comm (http://iwatobiwhiteday.dreamwidth.org) wherever you post, especially over the weekend. That way more people will be able to find us and hopefully participate themselves next year—or maybe even this year!). :D
Thank you, everyone! Let’s all continue to have fun together throughout the weekend!

I was thinking about maybe opening an unofficial chat room on Saturday to have a gift-making party, where we could cheer each other on and even just hang out. Would anyone be up for that?

iwatobiwhiteday:

Gifts and cards for Iwatobi White Day 2014 have been revealed—please enjoy!

This year’s gifts include fic, poetry, art, graphics, and fanmixes for pairings from the most popular around to the more obscure (characters in the tags to this post have at least one White Day gift featuring them). \0/

  • To find your locker, look for your name in the tags index (also located in the left-hand navigation pane of the comm).
  • This probably goes without saying, but please take a moment to thank those who made you a gift or card. ♥
  • Iwatobi-chan will try to create an index of gifts once the event is over, so you’ll be able to find things by characters and pairings. For now, whether or not you have one of your own, you can browse through the lockers—and please feel free to leave a kind word if you see something you like, even if it wasn’t made for you. :D

As mentioned a couple of days ago, the gift giving period has been extended through Sunday, to celebrate Iwatobi White Day Weekend. Gift giving will be open as long as it’s the weekend somewhere on Earth, ending the last second of March 16th in the last time zone possible:

Iwatobi White Day 2014 Gift Giving Ends when this countdown hits zero


So it’s definitely not too late to join in the fun!

Most sincere thanks to the Secret Admirers and everyone else who has left something in a locker so far—the success of this event is all down to you. ♥♥♥

A NOTE ON POSTING OUTSIDE THE IWATOBI WHITE DAY COMM:

Originally in the Gifting Guidelines, we asked everyone not to post anywhere else until the day after the reveal. Although the gift giving period has been extended, we’ve decided not to change the external posting day—so please post wherever you like after the 14th. To avoid confusion, Iwatobi-chan will make an announcement both here and on DW when it’s cool to post off-site.

In any case it would be great if you could include a link to the DW comm (http://iwatobiwhiteday.dreamwidth.org) wherever you post, especially over the weekend. That way more people will be able to find us and hopefully participate themselves next year—or maybe even this year!). :D

Thank you, everyone! Let’s all continue to have fun together throughout the weekend!

I was thinking about maybe opening an unofficial chat room on Saturday to have a gift-making party, where we could cheer each other on and even just hang out. Would anyone be up for that?

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Iwatobi White Day 2014: announcing White Day Weekend!

iwatobiwhiteday:

Gifts and cards for Iwatobi White 2014 have really been rolling in the past couple of days, and Iwatobi-chan is super happy.

So happy, in fact, that he’s extending the gift giving period through Sunday, to celebrate Iwatobi White Day Weekend!

Time zones can make things tricky, especially the way we’re doing things, so here are a couple of countdown clocks to help you keep track.

The reveal, when gifts and cards are unscreened, happens at midnight on March 14th in Japan (from Thursday into Friday):

The gift giving period lasts as long as it’s the weekend somewhere on Earth, ending the last second of March 16th in the last time zone possible:

So it’s definitely not too late to join in the fun!

Inexpressible thanks to everyone who has left something in a locker so far—you’re all the best! ♥♥♥

Nearly every locker has something in it now but there are still a few looking for a little love. So if you have time to write a couple hundred words or do a sketch and you’d like to help out, please drop Iwatobi-chan a line with a way to contact you and he’ll send you the secret list of the lockers eagerly awaiting your contribution. :D

(Please note that if you ask for the list, you’re not obligated to do any fills if nothing interests you.)

Thank you, everyone! Let’s all have fun together the rest of the week!

As always, signal boosting is greatly appreciated.

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I don’t want to say anything publicly about which lockers are still in need, but you can also contact me directly if you think you might be able to help. I’ll just say that there are some very popular pairings in the prompts, and that it will be a tragedy if this is what people get when they open their lockers:

:/

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Filed under why yes - yes that is the same mako stick figure i used for mako's birthday exchange on top of that none of the prompts still in need involve makoto do you see all the layers and levels of potential tragedy unfolding?

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bambi-syndrome:

miaoujones:

bambi-syndrome:

miaoujones:

bambi-syndrome:

miaoujones:

bambi-syndrome:

miaoujones:

A few days ago, I noticed that Shuu’s breathing rate seemed elevated. When we went to the vet on Saturday for a follow up to his eye surgery, Dr. Dan said he thought Shuu might have aspirated (inhaled) some of the antibiotic and all we can do is hope his body works the fluid out of his lungs on its own. I found a homeopathic remedy on one of the hamster forums and have been giving him thyme tea in the hopes of helping the process along.

He’s not getting better. If anything, it’s getting worse. I called the vet but Dr. Dan is not in today. Another vet who has seen my other hamsters, Dr. Craig, is supposed to call me later today. I posted on the forums and the expert there says it sounds like congestive heart failure.

So now I can’t stop crying. I’m worried that the heart failure was triggered by anesthesia from the second eye surgery. Did I just spend a thousand dollars to kill my hamster? But the abscess was growing behind/underneath his eye and lancing it to drain the pus didn’t work the first time… so I don’t know what else I could have done.

It’s stressful for Shuu to go to the vet (3.5 to 4  hours of getting jounced around on trains and buses each way, so that probably hasn’t helped at all) so I don’t want to put him through that unless it’s necessary and they can help. I haven’t been able to find a decent small animal vet in Orange County but I did get a recommendation for one that might only be 2 - 3 hours each way, so I guess I’ll call them if Dr. Craig doesn’t call me back soon.

I’m beyond exhausted, mentally and financially. There’s so much to do that is not about Shuu, but he’s really all I can think or care about right now. I just don’t know what to do.

I’m sorry things dont seem to be going well for shuu 3: I have you and Shuu in my prayers. I wanted to let you know missPixy replied to your thread on HH.

"no, congestive heart failure (CHF) is a progressive disease. it sounds like you’re just noticing some possible early symptoms. there’s research around supplementation with things like L-carnitine, etc., mixed into a turkey baby food, that can help strengthen the heart. one of our former members Nelson had posted a few study findings concerning CHF and he put together a sample diet using the supplementation. " -missPixy

Thank you for the good thoughts <3, and for updating me on what she said!

I had already grown too anxious and taken him to a new vet, feeling that a second opinion from someone who could examine him might be helpful.

Unfortunately, the vet we saw thinks the most likely cause is that the infection from the abscess either escaped and spread during surgery or that there were other smaller infections that had been held in check by the dominant abscess until that was removed. He also raised the possibility that the infection has grown resistant to Baytril, since Shuu has been on it for so long. (I had been wondering about that myself and now wish I’d said something to the original vets).

So we’re trying a different antibiotic, Doxycycline. If he hasn’t improved in 3-4 days or if he gets worse immediately, we’ll go in for a reassessment.

He’s sleeping a lot, but when he’s up he still climbs around on his toys and up into his penthouse, and he’s still eating and grooming himself. I gave him some tissues with my scent last night and he immediately got to work incorporating them into his nest. So he’s still interested in things and I think there’s hope, even though it’s hard to stop worrying.

Doxycycline isnt safe for hammies 3:! The safest is baytril though you mentioned the infection could have grown resistant to it.

Here’s a thread that mentions it : http://www.hamsterhideout.com/forum/topic/22951-antibiotics/ missPixy answered it there on someone else hamster who was prescribed this med too, so you may get the same answer from her in your thread on shuu. Is Dr.Dan experienced in hamsters?

Ugh. Stress levels spiking!

Dr. Dan (original vet) and Dr. David (new vet) are both specialists in exotics, with experience in pocket pets. I called Dr. Dan this morning to see if Doxycycline is okay but he hasn’t had a chance to call me back yet.

Baytril is not going to work. Shuu has been on it for over a month and it did not succeed against the original infection. So now I really don’t know what to do.

Stay calm, Shuu and everyone else knows you’re doing the best you can c:!

Its a bit odd both them are experienced in pocket pets. Yet Dr. Dan prescribed him a harmful medication. When he calls back tell him its unsafe. Hopefully he can suggest another medicine for shuu to take instead. Try sending missPixy a message about it, you should receive a quicker answer about it. 

These are hamster safe meds:

  • Bacitracin
  • Cephaloridine (Loridine)
  • Chlorampenicol Palmitate (Chloromycetin)
  • Chloramphenicol Succinate (Chloromycetin)
  • Enrofloxacin (Baytril) ‡has proven effective against Wet Tail ‡Shouldn’t be given to Nursing or Pregnant hamster
  • Griseofulvin (Fulvicin U/F)
  • Metronidazole
  • Neomycin (Biosol)
  • Neomycin Sulfate Oxytetracycline (Liquamycin)
  • Septra
  • Sulfamethazine
  • Sulfamerazine
  • Sulfaquinoxaline (Sulquin)
  • Tribrissen
  • Tylosin

These are not safe:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Ampicillin (Polyflex)
  • Clindamycin (Cleocin)
  • Erythromycin
  • Lincomycin (Lincocin)
  • Penicillin
  • Penicillin/Benzathin/Procaine (Bicillin, Flocillin)
  • Penicillin Procaine (Azimycin)
  • Streptomycin (Biotec)
  • Tetracyclines
*Never accept a prescription of tetracycline or penicillins (any antibiotic ending in “-illin”). Even the topical form can be deadly to your hamster. - http://www.hamsterific.com/HamsterUniversity/HamsterMedicine.html

To clarify, Dr. Dan is the original vet who only prescribed Baytril. Dr. Dave (I had called him Dr. D because that’s what they call him at the practice) is the new vet, who prescribed Doxycycline.

I just called the new veterinary practice and spoke to one of the technicians about Doxycycline. She said they have been prescribing it to hamsters and guinea pigs for years (the practice specializes in exotics, including hamsters) and that it appears in all their vet formularies as safe for hamsters. The formularies break down the safe dosages by animal and breed, so Shuu’s prescription is one specifically for dwarf hamsters.

One possibility is that the dosage others have been prescribed was too high. I saw people talking about dosages as high as .05, which is more than twice what Shuu gets (.02). But I don’t know.

Still waiting for a call back from the original vet, so I’ll ask him about it and see what he recommends.

Its still a tetracycline antibiotic which isnt relatively safe for them >: 

I know you’re trying to help, and I definitely appreciate it, but I’m not sure what to say at this point. :/

As mentioned, I’m waiting for a call from the regular vet (I also emailed them additional details, including a list of possible alternatives to both medications) but don’t expect to hear from him until late in the day. I talked to the new vet and they’re well aware of concerns about tetracyclines but based on their experiences and written/researched veterinary practices, believe this dosage of Doxycycline to be safe and have a history of success with it. I’m not saying it’s not toxic, of course — they could be mistaken. If there’s a scientific paper or something from another vet talking about the toxicity, I’ll definitely send that to both the veterinary practices I’ve been going to.

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bambi-syndrome:

miaoujones:

bambi-syndrome:

miaoujones:

bambi-syndrome:

miaoujones:

A few days ago, I noticed that Shuu’s breathing rate seemed elevated. When we went to the vet on Saturday for a follow up to his eye surgery, Dr. Dan said he thought Shuu might have aspirated (inhaled) some of the antibiotic and all we can do is hope his body works the fluid out of his lungs on its own. I found a homeopathic remedy on one of the hamster forums and have been giving him thyme tea in the hopes of helping the process along.

He’s not getting better. If anything, it’s getting worse. I called the vet but Dr. Dan is not in today. Another vet who has seen my other hamsters, Dr. Craig, is supposed to call me later today. I posted on the forums and the expert there says it sounds like congestive heart failure.

So now I can’t stop crying. I’m worried that the heart failure was triggered by anesthesia from the second eye surgery. Did I just spend a thousand dollars to kill my hamster? But the abscess was growing behind/underneath his eye and lancing it to drain the pus didn’t work the first time… so I don’t know what else I could have done.

It’s stressful for Shuu to go to the vet (3.5 to 4  hours of getting jounced around on trains and buses each way, so that probably hasn’t helped at all) so I don’t want to put him through that unless it’s necessary and they can help. I haven’t been able to find a decent small animal vet in Orange County but I did get a recommendation for one that might only be 2 - 3 hours each way, so I guess I’ll call them if Dr. Craig doesn’t call me back soon.

I’m beyond exhausted, mentally and financially. There’s so much to do that is not about Shuu, but he’s really all I can think or care about right now. I just don’t know what to do.

I’m sorry things dont seem to be going well for shuu 3: I have you and Shuu in my prayers. I wanted to let you know missPixy replied to your thread on HH.

"no, congestive heart failure (CHF) is a progressive disease. it sounds like you’re just noticing some possible early symptoms. there’s research around supplementation with things like L-carnitine, etc., mixed into a turkey baby food, that can help strengthen the heart. one of our former members Nelson had posted a few study findings concerning CHF and he put together a sample diet using the supplementation. " -missPixy

Thank you for the good thoughts <3, and for updating me on what she said!

I had already grown too anxious and taken him to a new vet, feeling that a second opinion from someone who could examine him might be helpful.

Unfortunately, the vet we saw thinks the most likely cause is that the infection from the abscess either escaped and spread during surgery or that there were other smaller infections that had been held in check by the dominant abscess until that was removed. He also raised the possibility that the infection has grown resistant to Baytril, since Shuu has been on it for so long. (I had been wondering about that myself and now wish I’d said something to the original vets).

So we’re trying a different antibiotic, Doxycycline. If he hasn’t improved in 3-4 days or if he gets worse immediately, we’ll go in for a reassessment.

He’s sleeping a lot, but when he’s up he still climbs around on his toys and up into his penthouse, and he’s still eating and grooming himself. I gave him some tissues with my scent last night and he immediately got to work incorporating them into his nest. So he’s still interested in things and I think there’s hope, even though it’s hard to stop worrying.

Doxycycline isnt safe for hammies 3:! The safest is baytril though you mentioned the infection could have grown resistant to it.

Here’s a thread that mentions it : http://www.hamsterhideout.com/forum/topic/22951-antibiotics/ missPixy answered it there on someone else hamster who was prescribed this med too, so you may get the same answer from her in your thread on shuu. Is Dr.Dan experienced in hamsters?

Ugh. Stress levels spiking!

Dr. Dan (original vet) and Dr. David (new vet) are both specialists in exotics, with experience in pocket pets. I called Dr. Dan this morning to see if Doxycycline is okay but he hasn’t had a chance to call me back yet.

Baytril is not going to work. Shuu has been on it for over a month and it did not succeed against the original infection. So now I really don’t know what to do.

Stay calm, Shuu and everyone else knows you’re doing the best you can c:!

Its a bit odd both them are experienced in pocket pets. Yet Dr. Dan prescribed him a harmful medication. When he calls back tell him its unsafe. Hopefully he can suggest another medicine for shuu to take instead. Try sending missPixy a message about it, you should receive a quicker answer about it. 

These are hamster safe meds:

  • Bacitracin
  • Cephaloridine (Loridine)
  • Chlorampenicol Palmitate (Chloromycetin)
  • Chloramphenicol Succinate (Chloromycetin)
  • Enrofloxacin (Baytril) ‡has proven effective against Wet Tail ‡Shouldn’t be given to Nursing or Pregnant hamster
  • Griseofulvin (Fulvicin U/F)
  • Metronidazole
  • Neomycin (Biosol)
  • Neomycin Sulfate Oxytetracycline (Liquamycin)
  • Septra
  • Sulfamethazine
  • Sulfamerazine
  • Sulfaquinoxaline (Sulquin)
  • Tribrissen
  • Tylosin

These are not safe:

  • Amoxicillin
  • Ampicillin (Polyflex)
  • Clindamycin (Cleocin)
  • Erythromycin
  • Lincomycin (Lincocin)
  • Penicillin
  • Penicillin/Benzathin/Procaine (Bicillin, Flocillin)
  • Penicillin Procaine (Azimycin)
  • Streptomycin (Biotec)
  • Tetracyclines
*Never accept a prescription of tetracycline or penicillins (any antibiotic ending in “-illin”). Even the topical form can be deadly to your hamster. - http://www.hamsterific.com/HamsterUniversity/HamsterMedicine.html

To clarify, Dr. Dan is the original vet who only prescribed Baytril. Dr. Dave (I had called him Dr. D because that’s what they call him at the practice) is the new vet, who prescribed Doxycycline.

I just called the new veterinary practice and spoke to one of the technicians about Doxycycline. She said they have been prescribing it to hamsters and guinea pigs for years (the practice specializes in exotics, including hamsters) and that it appears in all their vet formularies as safe for hamsters. The formularies break down the safe dosages by animal and breed, so Shuu’s prescription is one specifically for dwarf hamsters.

One possibility is that the dosage others have been prescribed was too high. I saw people talking about dosages as high as .05, which is more than twice what Shuu gets (.02). But I don’t know.

Still waiting for a call back from the original vet, so I’ll ask him about it and see what he recommends.

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bambi-syndrome:

miaoujones:

bambi-syndrome:

miaoujones:

A few days ago, I noticed that Shuu’s breathing rate seemed elevated. When we went to the vet on Saturday for a follow up to his eye surgery, Dr. Dan said he thought Shuu might have aspirated (inhaled) some of the antibiotic and all we can do is hope his body works the fluid out of his lungs on its own. I found a homeopathic remedy on one of the hamster forums and have been giving him thyme tea in the hopes of helping the process along.

He’s not getting better. If anything, it’s getting worse. I called the vet but Dr. Dan is not in today. Another vet who has seen my other hamsters, Dr. Craig, is supposed to call me later today. I posted on the forums and the expert there says it sounds like congestive heart failure.

So now I can’t stop crying. I’m worried that the heart failure was triggered by anesthesia from the second eye surgery. Did I just spend a thousand dollars to kill my hamster? But the abscess was growing behind/underneath his eye and lancing it to drain the pus didn’t work the first time… so I don’t know what else I could have done.

It’s stressful for Shuu to go to the vet (3.5 to 4  hours of getting jounced around on trains and buses each way, so that probably hasn’t helped at all) so I don’t want to put him through that unless it’s necessary and they can help. I haven’t been able to find a decent small animal vet in Orange County but I did get a recommendation for one that might only be 2 - 3 hours each way, so I guess I’ll call them if Dr. Craig doesn’t call me back soon.

I’m beyond exhausted, mentally and financially. There’s so much to do that is not about Shuu, but he’s really all I can think or care about right now. I just don’t know what to do.

I’m sorry things dont seem to be going well for shuu 3: I have you and Shuu in my prayers. I wanted to let you know missPixy replied to your thread on HH.

"no, congestive heart failure (CHF) is a progressive disease. it sounds like you’re just noticing some possible early symptoms. there’s research around supplementation with things like L-carnitine, etc., mixed into a turkey baby food, that can help strengthen the heart. one of our former members Nelson had posted a few study findings concerning CHF and he put together a sample diet using the supplementation. " -missPixy

Thank you for the good thoughts <3, and for updating me on what she said!

I had already grown too anxious and taken him to a new vet, feeling that a second opinion from someone who could examine him might be helpful.

Unfortunately, the vet we saw thinks the most likely cause is that the infection from the abscess either escaped and spread during surgery or that there were other smaller infections that had been held in check by the dominant abscess until that was removed. He also raised the possibility that the infection has grown resistant to Baytril, since Shuu has been on it for so long. (I had been wondering about that myself and now wish I’d said something to the original vets).

So we’re trying a different antibiotic, Doxycycline. If he hasn’t improved in 3-4 days or if he gets worse immediately, we’ll go in for a reassessment.

He’s sleeping a lot, but when he’s up he still climbs around on his toys and up into his penthouse, and he’s still eating and grooming himself. I gave him some tissues with my scent last night and he immediately got to work incorporating them into his nest. So he’s still interested in things and I think there’s hope, even though it’s hard to stop worrying.

Doxycycline isnt safe for hammies 3:! The safest is baytril though you mentioned the infection could have grown resistant to it.

Here’s a thread that mentions it : http://www.hamsterhideout.com/forum/topic/22951-antibiotics/ missPixy answered it there on someone else hamster who was prescribed this med too, so you may get the same answer from her in your thread on shuu. Is Dr.Dan experienced in hamsters?

Ugh. Stress levels spiking!

Dr. Dan (original vet) and Dr. David (new vet) are both specialists in exotics, with experience in pocket pets. I called Dr. Dan this morning to see if Doxycycline is okay but he hasn’t had a chance to call me back yet.

Baytril is not going to work. Shuu has been on it for over a month and it did not succeed against the original infection. So now I really don’t know what to do.

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bambi-syndrome:

miaoujones:

A few days ago, I noticed that Shuu’s breathing rate seemed elevated. When we went to the vet on Saturday for a follow up to his eye surgery, Dr. Dan said he thought Shuu might have aspirated (inhaled) some of the antibiotic and all we can do is hope his body works the fluid out of his lungs on its own. I found a homeopathic remedy on one of the hamster forums and have been giving him thyme tea in the hopes of helping the process along.

He’s not getting better. If anything, it’s getting worse. I called the vet but Dr. Dan is not in today. Another vet who has seen my other hamsters, Dr. Craig, is supposed to call me later today. I posted on the forums and the expert there says it sounds like congestive heart failure.

So now I can’t stop crying. I’m worried that the heart failure was triggered by anesthesia from the second eye surgery. Did I just spend a thousand dollars to kill my hamster? But the abscess was growing behind/underneath his eye and lancing it to drain the pus didn’t work the first time… so I don’t know what else I could have done.

It’s stressful for Shuu to go to the vet (3.5 to 4  hours of getting jounced around on trains and buses each way, so that probably hasn’t helped at all) so I don’t want to put him through that unless it’s necessary and they can help. I haven’t been able to find a decent small animal vet in Orange County but I did get a recommendation for one that might only be 2 - 3 hours each way, so I guess I’ll call them if Dr. Craig doesn’t call me back soon.

I’m beyond exhausted, mentally and financially. There’s so much to do that is not about Shuu, but he’s really all I can think or care about right now. I just don’t know what to do.

I’m sorry things dont seem to be going well for shuu 3: I have you and Shuu in my prayers. I wanted to let you know missPixy replied to your thread on HH.

"no, congestive heart failure (CHF) is a progressive disease. it sounds like you’re just noticing some possible early symptoms. there’s research around supplementation with things like L-carnitine, etc., mixed into a turkey baby food, that can help strengthen the heart. one of our former members Nelson had posted a few study findings concerning CHF and he put together a sample diet using the supplementation. " -missPixy

Thank you for the good thoughts <3, and for updating me on what she said!

I had already grown too anxious and taken him to a new vet, feeling that a second opinion from someone who could examine him might be helpful.

Unfortunately, the vet we saw thinks the most likely cause is that the infection from the abscess either escaped and spread during surgery or that there were other smaller infections that had been held in check by the dominant abscess until that was removed. He also raised the possibility that the infection has grown resistant to Baytril, since Shuu has been on it for so long. (I had been wondering about that myself and now wish I’d said something to the original vets).

So we’re trying a different antibiotic, Doxycycline. If he hasn’t improved in 3-4 days or if he gets worse immediately, we’ll go in for a reassessment.

He’s sleeping a lot, but when he’s up he still climbs around on his toys and up into his penthouse, and he’s still eating and grooming himself. I gave him some tissues with my scent last night and he immediately got to work incorporating them into his nest. So he’s still interested in things and I think there’s hope, even though it’s hard to stop worrying.

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