Baru's condition, January 24th

Monday, January 23, 2006 - Posted by Javi Lavandeira
Baru eating hard boiled egg
Yesterday afternoon when I came back from work I cooked some boiled egg for Baru. He was sleeping under some tissue paper in a corner of his cage, and when I put the egg near his head he woke up (most likely because he could smell it) and started eating small bits of it. After that I took him in my hand and gave him four or five drops of milk, then put him back in his nest and he went to sleep. I also put two small slices of cucumber close to his nest in case he woke up.
Baru eating cucumber
Around two hours or so later I heard him moving. I went to his cage and saw that he had walked outside from his nest and was biting at a slice of cucumber. He ate more than half of it (!). When he finished he just lied there sleeping, so I put him in his nest again and covered him with tissue paper.
Baru walking on the bed
Later I was reading at bed and heard him wake up again. I saw him still laying on his nest, but he was pushing the boiled egg with his nose towards the corner. He was also taking seeds from the hamster mix that I left next to him and was putting them one by one close to the boiled egg. I took him again and let him walk for a while on my bed. He walked a few steps, but got tired soon and I put him on his nest again. I noticed a small change in him, but in my opinion very encouraging: his eyes didn't look sad as they did yesterday.

This morning he woke up when my alarm clock went off, but he didn't come out from his nest. I took him, cleaned his back and let him walk a bit on the bed. He seemed to have recovered some of his strength. I put him back in his nest and came to work. Then, at lunch time I went back home to check him. He was sleeping, but when I put a bit of fresh apple near him he almost immediately noticed it, rose his head and started eating it. Then he went back to sleep and I covered him again.

He seems to be a bit better than yesterday, though he's still very, very weak. In any case he's eating well and getting liquid in his little body.


snappy on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Nice work!
Get well soon Baru

Jackie on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

You go Baru..just rest and eat..en you will be alright (I hope)

natasha on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

I hope he's feeling MUCH better soon.

parpampam on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

get well soon Baru-chan, u got a really cute hamham

finleynine on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

all this talk of food is making me hungry for breakfast. i could go for a hard-boiled egg right now!

baru, i'm glad you are feeling a bit better it seems!

Ginger on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Baru, I hope you get well soon, and us in the Ginger family (Ryan & Me) hope you keep eating those liquids! Papa is very mad at those fleas you had, but glad they aren't living anymore. Glad your feeling better! I love you, Baruchito.

Becka & Pets on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

oh please get better baru! we are all pulling for ya little guy *hugs*

your san francisco fans on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

we love you baru!
get better soon!

Whatsername on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Feel better soon, Baru!

Jude on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Ohhh! You're lucky to have such a nice Papa who loves you so much and takes such good care of you, Baru, so you must continue to get better!

The late Franklin-s Mama on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

I hope that you feel better BARU!!!
We are all rooting for you!

Paladin on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Get better, Baru. I know you can do it. Get lots of rest and let Daddy wait on you, you deserve it. I say little prayers for you all the time, little buddy.

Valentine-s mom on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Oh Baru! Hang in there! Keep fighting!

Richard on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

How old is Baru?

Hammy luver on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Hi Baru so glad you updated your website I was getting very worried. I hope you get better soon and up on your feet again.I think hamsters can sense it when something is wrong. I hope you will get better soon lots of love.

Jenny on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

As someone who works in the pet retail industry, I meet many people that have the view that hamsters and other pocket pets are just little furballs that will die in a couple of years. Because of that, they keep them in cages that are too small, with only the BARE necesseties..bedding (usually some kind that will cause resperatory problems)some seed mix and a water bottle. That is incredibly unfortunate! It is so refreshing to see somebody that views their pet hamsters as a part of the family, and will stop at nothing to make sure their needs are not just met, but exceeded. I absolutely love this website, and I visit it daily to check for updates.
I know Baru will be back to his old self soon, for he has a dad that loves him very much. Btw, have you ever tried giving your hamsters mealworms? They're an excellent source of protein for hamsters, and I'm sure it would give Baruchito a bit of a boost!
Give your hammies a little pat on the head for me :)

Petie on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Get well soo Baru! Me and my mommy will pray for you!

Kourtny on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Baru is so fortunate to have such a wonderful, loving papa.

I hope you get well soon Baru. I'm rooting for you!

P.S. I love reading your blog.

frequent visitor on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

Baru could probably use something with some iron in it to help him recover from his blood loss. Egg yolks and beans are good.

Angus and Misha on Tuesday, January 24, 2006:

We's just kitties. But both of us were rescued from fates we don't like to think about. We love to read about Baru (tho we don like our meowmie talkin about gettin a Baru of her own)--Baru we want you to get well. You is such a neat little guy that if we met you we promise we wouldn't chase you or worse, get well, your kitty furriends, Angus and Misha

stupidity makes me hostile on Wednesday, January 25, 2006:

Uck! I can just hear you babbling like that with an annoying-as-hell widdle-baby voice.


Lil Brat on Wednesday, January 25, 2006:

Baru, I'm glad to hear your feeling a little better. Just take it one day at a time and in no time you will be back to normal, We are rooting for ya. Get well real soon, love Lil Brat.

Ksenia on Thursday, January 26, 2006:

Poor baby! :(
Get well!

Norty on Thursday, January 26, 2006:

hope you feel better soon!

hamster lover on Friday, January 27, 2006:

o well thats better

Justin Quasny on Friday, February 03, 2006:

I hope you feel better little bud. And its really good to see that there are still loving owners out there that will do anything for there pets safety and make sure theyre alright. Proud for you for pushing this far...just a bit farther, and i promise youll make it out of the ashes.Specially with a father like that.

Steven on Tuesday, February 28, 2006:

Good Baru u eat and drink more milk (!)

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