You have GOT to stop scaring me, little girl!
Last night she ate like a champ (still when food was presented to her but not what's left with her in the cage). This morning we did the usual nebulizer treatment and it loosened more gunk up from her lungs/sinuses but so much so she started gagging and choking on what I guess was draining down her throat.
She started leaping like a frog and then hunkering down lurching forward and gasping. She was slapping my fingers in distress.
I didn't know what to do so I held her in a standing position and gently swatted her sides and back and eventually the gasping stopped. She was still breathing super wetly so we did 10 minutes in a steamy bathroom while the shower ran and she had a sneezing fit. The wet sounds have reduced back to the levels they have been for the past few days but all the stress really took it out of her. She immediately took up residence on the couch in the blanket and just wants to be pet.
She gently nipped my finger near the blanket until I stuck my hand in to pet her.
This is the same precious bean who holds her paw out of the carrier while traveling so she can hold on to you. I love her so much.
I'm worried about losing power during the hurricane and being unable nebulize her :/ #ratmom #petrats #rattybaby #ratcommunity