(I realized shortly after that I posted this in the wrong section. Sorry about that.) Hi everyone, I know I haven't posted anything in a while now. But it's been a tough while since I last posted. I sadly had to say goodbye to not only Lexi, but also my other two girls shortly after to various different things. : ( Lexi's tumor eventually got to the point where something had to be done, and I had to say goodbye to my sweet little girl. And if that was not heartbreaking enough, sweet little Kiri's URI came back worse than ever and despite my efforts to help her, sadly this time it was just too much for her to make it through and I lost her in what felt like a blink of time. Then during the period I was going to look into getting Navi a friend, I woke up one morning to find she had, had a massive stroke* to the point she couldn't move her body at all. All she could do is move her head to look at me. We thought she was going to come around from it at first, as with the proper care she was starting to get some of her basic motor functions back, and was eating and drinking but sadly she took a turn for the worst and I ultimately had to say goodbye. Suffice to say I've been pretty down losing my little ones one after the other like that. And as much as I love ratties, it may be a little while before I will be bringing home some new babies to give my love to. Is this just a common occurrence with ratties? Eventually succumbing to tumors, or URIs or what have you? Or have I just been having very poor luck with my girls?