Nana's problems

Wednesday, November 22, 2006 - Posted by Javi Lavandeira
Nana is having some trouble with the bump under her tail. When I woke up on Monday morning I went to her cage to see how she was. I checked her and saw that she had some blood in her tail. I took the morning off and brought her to Dr. Ozawa's clinic. At the clinic, Dr. Ito saw her and confirmed that the blood came from the bump. He said that it had grown very much and told me to bring her to the clinic again as soon as possible if I notice that she can't pee. If that happens then he would try to operate her again to remove the bump. He said that the operation would be difficult because she's so small and that the probability of success would be low, but at least that would give her a chance, because if she's unable to pee then she would die in a couple of days. Apart from this, she's healthy and strong. He gave me an steroid-based antiinflamatory ointment that I have to apply twice a day on her bump, and we went back home.

At night I applied the antiinflamatory in her bump and put her back in her cage. She hated it. I think that it hurt her. After a while I put her on the floor and she went to play as usual. She was very interested in Oscar's cage, which I put on the floor while I cleaned Nana's toilet.

Yesterday morning after I woke up I found her lying outside her nest, which is very unusual for her, specially now that it's colder. I checked her. There wasn't any blood, but I thought that she wasn't able to pee because she had drunk almost all the milk that I left in a small dish in her cage the night before, but in her toilet there were only a couple of small wet spots. I took the morning off again and took her to Dr. Ozawa's clinic. Dr. Ito saw her again. He pressed gently her bladder and she peed without any problems. He taught me how to do it in case I thought that she couldn't pee. Most likely she hadn't peed at home because she hadn't woken up yet to go to her toilet. After I brought her back home she slept in her nest and ate as usual. At night, when I came back home I let her play for a while and then I applied the ointment in the bump again. She has learnt already that it hurts and hides inside her wooden home when I'm going to put her medicine.

Luckily, Luna is always glad to help me. When Nana hides I take Luna and bring her near Nana's nest. As soon as Nana smells her she comes out from her wooden home, then I put Luna back in her cage and take Nana to give her the medicine. She's obviously uncomfortable with the swelling, but it doesn't seem to hurt her (except when it's medicine time).

She's a very brave little girl.

Comments

Melinda on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Poor Nana... you are taking such good care of her though. I don't think she could ask for a better Papa. Thank you for the update too. I've been checking back often as I love to hear about them all. *snuggles for the hamham's*

lindsy on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

gooo nana! be strong! =D you can do it

Renee, Chris, and Mickey on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Thank you so much for the update, Javi. I've been checking a few times a day to see how little Nana is doing.

Nana, we love you so very much! You are such a brave girl! *gentle little hammy snuggles*

ceejoe on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Same here - snorgles for Nana! Thanks for all you do for your babies, Javi! Lots of love.

J-Lan on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

yes she is brave..
good thing luna is there to help you.
i hope that everything turns out good..
*kiss* for nana

gnarlykitty on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

hugs for nana

Celia on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Oh dear. Beams to you and Nana. I hope she gets better soon!

Saphire on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Best wishes for a quick recovery, we're pulling for you little one.

cozy on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Hope Nana will be fine soon.

Steph on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Oh no! Dont worry nana the bump will go away. Eat lots of fruits and vegtable and it should get better.Remeber to be calm when papa puts the medcine on the bump.
Lots of hugs! And get better soon!

Liz on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Best wishes for a healthy little Nana. Sorry she is suffering!

Rosebud on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Much love to Nana and to you too Javi.

Meaghan on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Good luck to you both. I've enjoyed reading about Nana and the others very much. She's a strong hammie and I hope she can overcome this. *kisses Nana's head*

Scamper on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Oh Nana, please get well soon. I'm so
soory to hear your still having
problems with the bump under your
tail. You've been through so much.
Please stay strong and healthy.
I'll send you healing vibes.

Rainin on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

kanbatte nana :)

Grace and Andy Hambo on Wednesday, November 22, 2006:

Get better Nana, Luckily you have a whole family that loves you so much. Alot of fans too! We wish you the best and stay healthy.

Snappi on Thursday, November 23, 2006:

Nana, hang in there and be strong.

Love ya!

Marielle on Thursday, November 23, 2006:

It must be difficult for you Javi to see Nana go through all that pain and I admire you for being strong at this difficult time. So many people including myself are praying and wishing that Nana would feel a lot better soon. Indeed, she is a brave little girl and she knows that she has a loving Papa who is looking after her. Nana has a soft spot in my heart... all my love to this beautiful little creature who always puts a smile to our faces and warms our hearts... thank you Javi for the update and hang in there...

jaypo on Thursday, November 23, 2006:

Dear little Nana, many people all over the world are sending you and your papa love. We feel very sad that you have to go through difficult times and painful medicine. Sending you and dearest Javi lots of good thoughts and thankfulness that you have brought so much joy to us.

fate on Thursday, November 23, 2006:

Its good to hear about Nanas condition again, Dr Owazis is trying his very best for this Precious hamster and i hope it suceeds

sarah on Thursday, November 23, 2006:

NANA! I know medicine is not fun, but you have soooo many friends that love you and want you to feel better soon! I know your papa is taking good care of you!

Alyssa on Thursday, November 23, 2006:

OMG I love U Nana and I really hope u get better soon. Your Papa is taking great care of u so im sure you will be fine.

Cannibal Julie Rose on Thursday, November 23, 2006:

Poor Nana's bump hasn't left my mind. I'm very very worried. I had a thought that perhaps may help. Since her bump doesn't hurt her but is more in the way than anything (except for the bleeding..*shiver*), what about something like Preparation H? Hemorrhoid creams act as swelling reducers, so much so that people with bags under their eyes often use it. And if you can use it in such a tender place as near the eyes, it should be okay near Nana's urinary tract. I don't know, but I wanted to offer this as a suggestion just in case.

Much support to all of you, and a kiss on Nana's head.

Kris, in New England, USA on Friday, November 24, 2006:

Nana - you are a brave girl and the whole world is watching over you. Be brave and take out your frustrations on the evil curtains!

Javi - you are also very brave to take such good care of your little babies, and to share them with the world. Thank you.

Jen and Justin on Monday, November 27, 2006:

Javi and Nana- best wishes for both of you from our family. We hope Nana is better soon.

The Fat Lady Sings on Monday, November 27, 2006:

I am so sorry, Javi. I know you are very worried. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Nana. Hopefully this new med will work - avoiding any surgery. Take Care!

Horse on Monday, November 27, 2006:

Get well, Nana! You are strong!

ajm1125 on Monday, November 27, 2006:

Gus and I will be thinking of you and sending good thoughts your way. Be well Nana.

mandy on Tuesday, November 28, 2006:

sending good wishes and prayers your way. hang in there.

flee on Tuesday, November 28, 2006:

Nana is very fortunate to have a Papa like you. You're wonderful, Javi. Try not to worry; you've got alot of support out here.
xoxox.

hamsterlover on Tuesday, December 05, 2006:

Yeah you go girl

I LUV HAMSTERS GIRL on Saturday, January 13, 2007:

Aw poor girl. It brings back memeries whem my hamster had wet tail whuich makes a hamster pee out blood.:'(

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