View Full Version : Brook has a bad Heart....

Aspen and Misty
10-02-2004, 01:33 PM
I am very upset to report that Brook has a bad heart. She has been getting very very skinny latly and her coat is going bad. I normally take this as an old age sign as my other rats, when they reached the age of 2 years old, also became like this and died a month or so after.

What surprised me was that she was breathing EXTREMLY fast and hard, her whole little body was shaking. :( We took her to the vet and what the vet thinks is that her heart is bad. It's pumping to fast and isnt' getting enough oxygen around her body which is making her breath faster and harder. She said her being skinny and her coat being like this is 1. Because of old age and 2. She is useing most of her energy to breath.

We have an apointment on Monday to go back to the vets and see if anything can be done. If not we aren't sure what we will do. She is stil active, eating and drinking. She still grooms and things, but I don't want her to be in any pain.

I feel really stupid though because I cried when she told me that Brook most likly won't make it through this and that she is at the end of her life. I hate crying infront of people, thankfully my vet is a very sweet lady who understands how much my little ones mean to me.

I'm sorry it took me so long to post this. We found out a few days ago. I just can't accept the fast she is leaving. Not my baby girl. I still need her.

Ashley :(

10-02-2004, 02:54 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Brook's little heart Ashely... :( *HUGS*

10-02-2004, 03:23 PM
I'm sorry to hear that... :(

10-02-2004, 04:26 PM
Oh Ashley:( I'm so sorry:( I don't blame you one bit for crying; you love her. I would cry too. She's so lucky to have such a caring mommy like you. Take it a day at a time and talk to your vet next week about what's best for your sweetie. Saying a prayer for Brook. {{{HUGS}}} Sandra

10-02-2004, 07:53 PM
So, sorry.
I hope everything turns out for the best.:(

10-02-2004, 07:56 PM
So sorry to hear this :( :( :(

10-02-2004, 08:05 PM
I'm so sorry about Brook. :( No one could blame you for crying, anyone who cares about their pet and heard bad news about them would.


10-02-2004, 08:13 PM
I am sorry to hear about Brook.

10-02-2004, 08:51 PM
Oh Ash...

I'm so sorry... If there's anything I can do, come talk to me on aim. (xkilledbymusicx) :(

10-02-2004, 08:57 PM
I'm so sorry, Ash. :( {{hugs}}

I'm just an IM or PM away if you need to talk.

10-03-2004, 08:15 PM
Oh Ash, i'm so sorry :( I don't blame you for crying, I would be crying too, anyone would. I hope everything turns out ok for Brook, I'll be keeping her in my prayers.

Aspen and Misty
10-04-2004, 03:54 PM
Thanx guys. :(

We are taking them in tonight. I'm worried :(

Pleae say a little prayer.


10-04-2004, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by Aspen and Misty
Please say a little prayer.

Prayers on the way!

Aspen and Misty
10-04-2004, 09:11 PM
I'm heartbroken, I can't accept this. I just can't. I see her going down hill so fast right in front of my eyes, but I just can't bring myself to acept it.

My vet says she probly has less then a week :(

I'm sorry, I can't type any more.

10-04-2004, 11:21 PM
I'm so sorry to hear about Brook, Ash. :(:(:(



10-05-2004, 08:38 AM
I'm so sorry, Ash. http://www.click-smilies.de/sammlung0304/traurig/sad-smiley-021.gif