Baru's condition, January 23rd

Sunday, January 22, 2006 - Posted by Javi Lavandeira
Tonight I was reading at bed when I noticed that Baru was moving on his nest. I woke up from bed and saw him laying on his side, eating some sunflower seeds from the hamster mix that I left near him. He could crack them open by himself, but it looked like he was making an effort, so I opened a few with my nails and put them besides him so he could reach them easily. He ate a few while I was there looking. Then I prepared some warm water with sugar as Doctor Ozawa said. I took Baru, dipped my finger in the sugar water and let him lick a drop from my finger. He drank four or five drops and then didn't want to drink anymore. I put him back in his nest, covered him, and went back to bed.

The first thing I did this morning when I woke up was checking his condition. I opened his cage and found him sleeping peacefully under a few tissue paper strips. I didn't want to disturb him, so I went to the kitchen to prepare my breakfast. When I came back I found him awake, outside his nest, crawling laboriously towards the corner in his cage where he greets me every morning. I took him carefully in my hand and checked his fur. It looked better than yesterday (even better than before Doctor Ozawa applied the spray). There were a few fleas easily visible, all of them dead. I put Baru back in his cage and went to the kitchen to prepare some warm water with sugar for him, but he didn't want to drink. I put him on his tissue bed, covered him so he would not be cold, and left him sleeping.

He looks slightly better than yesterday. Only slightly. He's still in an awful condition.

Comments

Phee on Sunday, January 22, 2006:

Gambatte, Baru-sama.

snappy on Monday, January 23, 2006:

Come on Baru! You can do it!
Get rid of those nasty fleas and get better!

Javi Lavandeira on Monday, January 23, 2006:

The nasty fleas are already dead. Now it's all about Baru recovering his strength.

I'm helping him by giving him soft, high-calory food that he can eat easily and making sure that he's drinking and that his nest is warm.

I really hope he'll get better, but honestly, I think that's going to be difficult.

Megan on Monday, January 23, 2006:

Poor little Baru. I'm sending him "get well" thoughts.

finleynine on Monday, January 23, 2006:

baru good, fleas bad.

baru, you must eat and drink to regain your strength. i'm glad you have such caring parents who take such good care of you.

pls feel better soon!

gazard on Monday, January 23, 2006:

May the force be with you baru! Go go go!

Lil Brat on Monday, January 23, 2006:

I hope you get to feeling better Baru

Demian on Monday, January 23, 2006:

How sad!
Will you keep the name of the blog if Baruchito goes to hamster heaven?
I hope he's stronger than he looks...

Jackie on Monday, January 23, 2006:

Come on Baru..you can do it! plz get well soon.

The Fat Lady Sings on Monday, January 23, 2006:

I am so sorry. I hope it will be all right. Poor little critter. Like you, I know how much it hurts when your baby is sick, you've done all you can and they're still suffering. You have a good vet - he pulled through the last time, there's a good chance he will this time as well. Warm thoughts and prayers coming your way. I hope Baru will get healthy again.

Molly on Monday, January 23, 2006:

Get well soon, little guy! My hammie Moe and I are rooting for you, Baru!

Becka & Pets on Monday, January 23, 2006:

Please get well soon Baru! we love u

Night Bird on Monday, January 23, 2006:

Sure hope your little Baru feels better. We have one here too...although her name changes on a weekly basis...this week she is Pooh Bear.

Pinky on Monday, January 23, 2006:

I hope Baru feels better soon.

Harry on Monday, January 23, 2006:

Hang in there, Baru!

Emily on Monday, January 23, 2006:

Me and my mice are rooting for Baru. He is such a bright spot every day. You are so lucky you have a competent vet.

Get well soon, Baruchito!

Trish and Christopher on Monday, January 23, 2006:

Sounds like you have a real little fighter on your hands - I have a feeling everything will be alright...

Lynne and Nellie on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Please keep us posted. Our prayers are with you Baru. Get well soon!

Stacey on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

So sorry to hear Baru's not doin too well, Hope he recovers soon....Some advise I've got a hamster of my own but he still isn't very friendly how can I take him and make him holdable and that....? Anyhelp would be appericated x

maccabeth on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Good luck sweet Baru!! You look just like my old hamster.... I'm so sorry you had fleas! Eat and drink everything you can bibu!!

Chunkstyle on Thursday, January 26, 2006:

Baru, you have a loving Papa, do what he tells you. I hope you get better so that you can find the red and blue sunflower seed creature again!
Much Love :>)

hamster lover on Friday, January 27, 2006:

LETS GO BARU.. LETS GO!!! fIGHT IT FIGHT IT.

LETS GO BARU LETSGO!!!!!! wooooooooooo

come on baru you can do anything you put your mind too.
Feel better soon

oxoxooxoxoxoxoxox

Caitlin on Friday, January 27, 2006:

I can't believe this poor hamster is sick!!!!He is so well loved by tons of people i hope you feel better soon!!!

zubumafu jamanuju on Monday, January 30, 2006:

wow, you guys are gay as hell. i didnt know hampster sites existed. what a bunch of losers

Maria on Thursday, March 16, 2006:

aww..is Baru still ok?HOpe hegets well soon..please send me an email if he gets well soon.Your good at taking care og Baru!COntinue the good work..hope he really gets well!!:D

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