My dumbo rats name is Pancakes. She has a dominant cage mate who is a fancy rat named Eggs (both saved from the depths of the exoitc snake shop as young babies.) She's a year old. Oh and she's swollen. I've made an appointment with the vet but that's not until Thursday. I'm pulling my hair out with anxiety. I've read the possibilities of megacolon, and compaction, tumors.. I've never experienced anything like this. There's no hard places on her, infact she's a little squishy according to my boyfriend. She's noticably swollen and today she's that much larger. Like a balloon ready to be popped. She's waddling to walk and breathing fast and slightly heavily. I've not been able to determine her bowel movements until now: shehad diarrhea/large strand of soft stool, nothing like the normal poo pellets. Any ideas for piece of mind? Or maybe something to ease the issues until Thursday?