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Post by Yesimwater Fri 07 May 2021, 9:04 am

I woke up yesterday and my approximately 4 months old mouse Sage couldn't use her back legs, and it has progressively gotten worse her tail is basically a noodle now she can't wrap it around anything like she could do a bit in the morning. An hour after I found her we did manage to get into a vet appointment, the vet doesn't know and just gave us meds to help pain and inflammation.

I've separated her into a carrier cage away from my other girls since she tends to be the punching bag while not paralyzed and I'd rather not see what happens when she is paralyzed, she hasn't drank water from her bowl(I did manage to get her to take some from sphagnum moss) she's eating pooping and urinating though.

How can I make her comfy and does anyone have similar experiences?
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Post by Peachy Fri 07 May 2021, 12:54 pm

Hello! I’ve had mice with similar symptoms after a stroke, but four months seems young. I hope the medications from the vet help her feel better.

In the meantime, I’ve found that friends can actually be super helpful for ill mice — helping them reach water, grooming them, etc — so if there’s a mouse that you think might not pick on her, I would reintroduce the two.

A low hanging water bottle may be easier to use than a bowl and would definitely be safer. Low hanging hammocks would be a comfy place to nap, if she enjoys hammocks. Soft bedding if she’s dragging her tail end. Lots of time with you, especially if she doesn’t have another mouse friend, will also be essential. Good luck to you, and good health to Sage! Suddenly paralyzed 2764
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Post by Yesimwater Fri 07 May 2021, 8:00 pm

Thank you but unfortunately I discovered a large tumor in her gut very soon after this post and made the decision to take her to the vet immediately so she doesn't feel any pain, but thank you very much!
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Post by Peachy Fri 07 May 2021, 9:22 pm

I’m sorry. Tumors can be so terrible. I hope you’re doing well. Good vibes
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Post by SarahAdams Sat 08 May 2021, 7:48 pm

Aww, poor baby, but you know you did your best for her.

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Post by Dee67 Tue 11 May 2021, 12:37 am

So sorry you lost your girl so young. You did the best thing for her.

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