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Post by scaredymouse on Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:35 pm

A rescue I work with called me about a boy mouse that needs a home. He's a year old and has goopy eyes and is grooming a lot. But the lady wants to surrender him because she doesn't want her 5 year old son to see something bad happen to him. Sure, I sympathize with the mom, it's human nature to want to protect them from everything bad in the world. But you can't. And it makes my blood boil that she has chosen to teach her son that mice are disposable and if animals get sick, you can just dump them off somewhere and someone else will deal with it. This would have been such a great opportunity to teach him about responsibility, commitment, unconditional love and dying (which is natural). I wish I could get that mouse and bring him home. I bet the only thing wrong with him is that his cage is dirty and he has mites Sad

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Post by CallaLily on Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:57 pm

Poor mouse! Sad

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Post by scaredymouse on Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:02 pm

Right?! So the rescue took him to the vet and the plan is to treat an eye infection both topically and orally. And I agreed to to b care for him for 2 weeks and administer meds. The lady apparently wanted to keep him and does care about him, but can't do the meds. So, I'll do my best to fix him up. AND you can bet your butt that I will have a gentle conversation about "what a great opportunity to teach your son about unconditional love and the death process".

Sigh. Rescue is tricky business. Sometimes it's better to teach than to take. She can always give him up later but once she lets go... She can't have him back.

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Post by CallaLily on Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:36 am

I'm so glad to hear that you and the rescue are able to help. Teaching moment for the child and the mom. Hopefully they both will learn something!

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Post by scaredymouse on Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:10 am

I'm meeting her in a couple hours, I hope it goes well. I can't help but worry that she will change he mind again and decide she doesn't want him back. Or if he doesn't improve, she won't want him back. And I'll be forced to keep him because if will love him already!

As you recall, I *literally* just finished my critter room. It it's packed full. There is no room for even one mouse! Plus I already have 5 boys!

Sigh. Fingers crossed everything goes well! My hubby is gonna be so displeased if I end up keeping this mouse!

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Post by CallaLily on Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:18 am

Does she at least keep him in an exceptable cage/tank? Hopefully she'll take him back or someone else in your area can step up and help if she doesn't. Let us know how the meeting goes.

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Post by scaredymouse on Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:25 am

I will be discussing all that will her today. I'll swap emails so I can keep her updates and answer questions. We'll see!

I suspect is all wrong. But I'll have him for 2 weeks, so I'll ease into it and see if we can remedy everything by them.

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Post by scaredymouse on Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:58 am

My mouse guest is a sweetheart. And I think his owner cares about him. This poor mouse is really sick though and he's got OCD. He has a couple significant wounds and his eyes are among the worst I've seen. For whatever reason, I think he got OCD and then his wounds got infected. Also, the main ingredients in his food are peanuts and striped sunflower seeds. So, obviously I'm giving him all his meds but I'm also enriching the heck out of his environment and he's getting lots of mandatory lovin'. Weird thing though, he is really hot. When he sits on my bare shoulder, his body is hot, hot, hot. I can only imagine he has a fever which is a bad sign. I've held a lot of mice but never a mouse that I was conscious of being so hot.

Wish us luck! He was brought into my life for a reason, I really hope that reason is to help him get better.

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Post by CallaLily on Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:55 am

I hope he heals. Poor little guy.

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Post by GGMouseCare on Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:07 pm

That is quite a story! What's his name? A mouse going through that much deserves a special name....
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Post by scaredymouse on Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:42 pm

His name is Charlie. He has since got himself a girlfriend (a multimammate mouse). Since she's a different species, they can't reproductive. And he's started on Prozac! He's slowly recovering ❤

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Post by GGMouseCare on Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:53 pm

Lovely! He sounds amazing, and I have a great friend named Charlie.
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Post by CallaLily on Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:00 am

scaredymouse wrote:His name is Charlie.  He has since got himself a girlfriend (a multimammate mouse).  Since she's a different species, they can't reproductive.  And he's started on Prozac!  He's slowly recovering ❤

Please keep us updated with how this works out for him. Sounds like a great start!

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Post by scaredymouse on Wed Apr 12, 2017 8:30 am

His poor little eyes are so damaged but one of them is starting to look better finally!  I got pictures yesterday.

They are both bright and clear and less swollen but the right one is left one is still a bit red.  I had to wait for him to stop messing with them before I could start giving him the antibiotic drops again.  OCD mice don't do well with drops in their eyes, they just mess with them more!

Anyway, they are far from great but I think they are looking better.  He looks super cute though, his eyes look gigantic.  And his girlfriend doesn't mind at all, lol.  She loves him for what's on the inside... and Charlie is a tender-hearted gentleman. But I think he's also very handsome <3





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Post by CallaLily on Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:09 am

Awww. I think they look less swollen then they were in the last picture I saw. The one looks a lot better.

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