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Stroke or ear infection?

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Dena

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Good for you for trying! Lilspaz may have better I'm put, but the metacam may not be strong enough to reduce the swelling enough. I don't know. I've only dealt with one ear infection in the 20+ rats I've had. I only used the steroid and antibiotic. But if you switch, there's a time period you'd need to wait between them, but I'm pretty sure the antibiotics would start to work in that time, so I'm sure the metacam will do. I had both, but went straight to the steroid, since it's pretty strong and I wanted to reduce swelling asap. Hope she gets better soon. It's a helpless feeling to see our babies that way. Hang in there!
 

Ratamunch

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So quick update, I didnt notice initially but the vet didnt give us nearly enough baytril for her to take her dosage twice a day for 10 days. We got 9 of the 20 doses out of it and now its empty, and the only vet I can see is going to charge over $200 to get me the rest. What the **** do i do?
 

lilspaz68

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Did they say that a refill would cost that? Most vets will.allow refills at just the cost of the antibiotics since they've already seen the rat.
 

Ratamunch

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I ended up just paying the 200, and yes the only way I could get a refill was paying a fee for an emergency appointment. She did clip my rats teeth while she was there though, and she already seems to be doing way better.
 

Ratamunch

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Unfortunately my little lady got much worse, the vet thinks she had a stroke or a seizure overnight because today she had virtually no motor function and was barely breathing. We just got home from putting her down. I really appreciate all of your guys help, and I'm glad you guys helped me make her last couple of weeks bearable. Thank you so much.
 

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