Monday, 27 February 2012

Update on Bella

Hello, Joshua the Hamster here!

I just wanted to let you know about Bella's condition. Although she is far from OK, she is getting constantly better.

Last time I blogged, her eye was closed and he abscess got a bit smaller. Well, since then her eye got a bit worse. She opened but it was bulging. It was scary. The vet told us (well, not me, Nick spoke with the vet), that it's normal. All the puss in the abscess has to find a way out, and that way was through her eye. OH MY GOD!!! GROSS!!!

Now her eye is closed again, but it's not wet or swollen. I dunno, she might lose the eye after all, we just have to wait and see. I am not particularly concerned if she ends up with one eye. We hamsters don't really use our sight.

The abscess is getting smaller all the time, but now as fast as we would have hoped. Given this rate, it will take weeks for the abscess to vanish. Bella hasn't lost her appetite. In fact she eats more than ever and she is getting very very chubby. She doesn't exercise though. She must be very tired.

Oh, the antibiotics. Bella already consumed her first bottle of antibiotics. We will have to call the vet again and ask advice. Should we continue the treatment? We are concerned that this much antibiotics can't be good for her immune system. Nick did some internet research and found out that she has to eat some yoghurt. Something to do with digestion and antibiotics. Complicated stuff. At least Bella loves yoghurt. She makes a mess of herself when she eat it though. It's very funny.

Well, as soon as Bella gets well, Nick has promised free cinema tickets for all of us!!!

You bet I am up to no good!

Of course, all this time, I have been very naughty. I managed to make Nick angry by destroying a favorite household item of his and I have managed to find a new hiding spot. TROLOLOL!!! 

But more about MY adventures (instead of Bella's medical condition, in my next blog post!)

Joshua, the hamster.


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  2. Oh! Is this like Hamster-Oscars! It's an honor to be nominated! Thank you!

  3. I love reading your blog, so I have also nominated you here.

  4. I so hoped Bella is gonna get better... :-(