A Visit To The Vets

The Vets. That place that makes all animals up and down the country, and even across the world, shudder with horror and quake with fear!

A few days ago, I said about how a hamster breaking a nail is no big deal. More often than not, broken nails heal themselves and the hamsters are oblivious. Well I am well and truly eating my words here. If you have liked the Facebook page then you will be well aware of whats been going on with Caspers poor toe. (I told you that Facebook was a behind the scenes look at Hamster Diaries! You get the juicy gossip before the blog and exclusive photos too! Hah, I love my little sales pitch :P) Anyways, Caspers toes got very puffy and swollen and seeped a bit.

Turns out the broken nail that is common in rodents and usually sorts it self out has gotten a little infection! TYPICAL!! šŸ˜›

So this morning Casper was taken to the dreaded vets. As soon as he entered that waiting room there was a cat eyeing him up and drooling a bit and Casper froze up. I held him in my hand to make sure he was comforted and he didnt move a muscle for a good 20 minutes. No he wasn’t sleeping (for once) he had his eyes open; he was just seized up! All them scary smells of big dogs and hungry cats literally hung in the air and Cas was TERRIFIED!

We got called in quite quickly and the vet had a good look at his toe. “Ohhh yeah, looks like there’s a little infection going on there.” Casper, stayed so beautifully still the vet was impressed with his tameness! Noooo, he’s not scared sh*tless or anything, he’s just really obedient šŸ˜‰ ahhaa!

So Casper has been given a course of antibiotics for his toe and I will have to take him back in a week to get him checked over again to make sure its healed properly.
Poor Casper šŸ˜¦ Fingers and toes crossed he will make a speedy recovery šŸ™‚

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31 thoughts on “A Visit To The Vets

  1. Aww bless his little furry paws! Not surprised he was terrified I hope the antibiotics work quickly, Toby had to have 2 courses already this year because his hayfever lead to a skin infection. Fingers crossed (makes typing harder so apologies for any typos) he’s back and keeping you awake on his disc very soon xx

    • chaoticscribbles

      Awww thank you!! Aww noo infections are so pesky aren’t they! And expensive too! He is in the best hands here! Cuddles galore in my house! šŸ˜€ hehe, xxxx

  2. Such a brave little boy! The vet can be scary. I’m crossing my paws that your little toe is pink and healthy soon.

    Love and licks,

    • chaoticscribbles

      Awww thank you Cupcake! The vet was very scary but she was very gentle with him. Helped that he was pettrified fromn the smell so didnt squirm much at all! šŸ˜› xxx

  3. That must be a truly scary thing for a hampster. Poor Casper – hope he heals quick šŸ˜‰

    • chaoticscribbles

      He did manage to control his bladder when he was on the table top however which was a big thumbs up for hamster-kind! šŸ˜€ hehe thank you, I shall pass on the healing wishes šŸ˜‰ xx

  4. Awww poor Casper. Whee are sending you whiffles of wellness and cuddles of comfort.

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

    • chaoticscribbles

      Awww thank you furries! He is being paw-fully brave at the moment, although he did whimper and shine when having his medicine :(( I feel like an evil hooman! But its for the best, hamsters need all their tootsys! šŸ˜› xxxxxx

  5. That is the most adorable picture! Hope he feels better soon
    Claire and Flake xxx

    • chaoticscribbles

      Hehehe aww shucks you’ll be making him blush! šŸ˜› He has been putting on his bravest face all day, sucha cutie! Hope flake is well :)) xxxx

  6. he looks so fat and cute, hope he recovers soon.

    • chaoticscribbles

      Hahaha he was aiming for a cherub face… he pulled it off I think šŸ˜‰ Thank you, I hope he gets his toe better soon too! His face when taking medicine is such an ugly one šŸ˜‰

  7. Poor Casper. I used to work with hamsters in a vet hospital. It’s like they never stop moving lol! They can be hard to hold still because they are so wiggly! Glad he was a good boy. Get well soon.

    • chaoticscribbles

      Awwwww they are so squirmy hehe! But that cat across the waiting room had spooked him well and truly! Didnt move a muscle! I wish he’d sit still more often, Im a crazy-cuddler! šŸ˜› hehe, thank you! I hope he gets better soon too :))

  8. Poor Casper!! I hope he recovers really quickly and isn’t in too much pain. I’m sure the medicine will help.. šŸ™‚

    • chaoticscribbles

      He pulls a scrunched up ball-face hahaha, I felt so evil. He whimpered too but its for the best, he didnt eat the apple I drizzled the antibiotics on which was plan A, so now he has to take it straight in his mouth šŸ™‚ Cant imagine it tastes very nice ;S

  9. Also, to cheer you up a bit… Good news!!! YOU HAVE WON 2nd PLACE IN MY GIVEAWAY!! Visit my blog post (here: http://hannah-animal-tales.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/giveaway-winners-revealed.html ) to claim your hamster magnet!!! Yay! Well done!!

    • chaoticscribbles

      OMG OMG OMG SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK! Aww Cas, Dex and Eve will be so chuffed!! Awww thank you so much! Finally a bit of luck!! šŸ˜€ I shall visit straight awayyy! Eeeeeeeep :)) xxx

  10. Aww, poor little Casper, Hope he is well on the mend now. Cath

  11. Aaawww, huge wheeks for him. Poor Casper, whee hope he makes a quick recovery, being poorly is not nice. Whee think mummy should make you toe guards next time – but you would probably munch them! Snuggles, Peaches, Daisy and Cinnamon. xxxx

    • Hahaha little hamster slippers might be the future yaknow! Ill go on Dragons Den and pitch them the amaizng brilliant hamster slippers! šŸ˜€ … yeah it would never work ;( hehe, thankyou furries!! ā¤ Hows all the writing coming along? xxx

      • At the moment I am busy with writing the content for my new website beatredundancyblues.com and then I will be changing my quirkybooks.net into an e-Book store and then I can start writing e-Books and one by one release them. I have got lots of ideas for different books that I have been writing in my Hamster Diaries notebook.

  12. Awwe Cas! Poor thing. We hope he feels better soon! Licks form Koko an Ruma to make him feel better!

    • Hehe, thank you girlies! Cas is loving all this attention ;D

      • amandabutcher

        Did Casper make a recovery same thing happened to mine and if antibiotics don’t work they want to amputate her toe I’m scared moma

  13. Missy Lib

    My hamster has a black ball (looks like a hard turd) on his pinky finger; it’s been about a week since I first noticed it. He seems fine, but looking at his finger, it’s slightly swollen where the “turd” meets the knuckle (do hamsters have knuckles?) Anyway, part of me wants to take it off thinking its a “turd” after all, but has anyone seen this before? Thanks for the help.
    Glad your hamster is doing better

    • Missy Lib

      The “turd” fell off on its on. His finger might be slightly shorter than the other, but he doesn’t seem fazed by it.

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