My husband's rat Myro (a little over 2 years old) hasn't been doing well for a while. We've been suspecting a petuitary tumor because he has been having a harder and harder time holding his food slowly over time and he is also becoming more disoriented and he leans to the left and seems off balance. He now has a hard time cleaning himself anymore because he falls over so often. His back has gotten quite orange which we originally thought was just buck grease, and it still may be that, but it's quite a bit of orange. He's also losing his hair and has a hard time chewing food. He can still eat, he just takes very tiny bites of his food and it takes a long time for him to eat his food, and we give him baby food for his treats now. He can still kind of use his right hand to hold food, but rests it on something if he can, he rarely ever uses his left hand anymore. He does prefer just biting things with his mouth recently and to not use his hands if he can get away with it. We have taken him to the vet a couple times (she is an exotic vet so she should know what she's doing) but she always seems to be guessing what's going on. The first time we took him in, she wasn't concerned about a PT and thought it was an inner ear infection, and just prescribed him Baytril (Baytrin?) for twice a day for a couple weeks. He seemed to feel better with that, so we thought he may have been getting better. But only a few days after he was out of the meds, we thought he was going to die because he suddenly started making a low sound (almost a small grunt) after chewing a peanut and then was walking hardly at all. He would walk for a short bit and then lay down mid walk. We were very worried because we don't have an emergency exotic vet near us so we couldn't do anything except keep him comfortable (it was late at night when this happened). But within about an hour or two, he was okay again. So the next day we took him to the vet and she then thought maybe it was a PT but said it was hard to tell, but re-prescribed the Baytril since it seemed to help him feel better. He hasn't had an episode like that again since that day (that was probably about 4 weeks ago) and he's been off antibiotics since about 3 weeks ago, but he has been slowly getting worse and worse. We are pretty sure that it's a petuitary tumor even though he can still use his right hand a bit. His vet always seems like she's just kind of guessing and he hates going to the vet so much. So we're currently thinking of trying to give him some infant advil on our own because he does seem in pain. Along with his other symptoms he's also squinting a lot lately and has been arching his back. So we think he needs some sort of pain meds. But I wanted to get on here and ask if anyone had any other ideas to help him? Something's definitely wrong inside of him somewhere, but now it just feels like a waiting and guessing game because nothing seems to be able to fix what's going on. Any ideas? Thanks for any input!