Kukurika‘s Christmas

Posted on Monday 31st December 2012 @ 04:34 pm

As the new year is about to start Kukurika’s weight has finally returned to where it was before the diarrhea started. By 30 December she weighed 284g which is the same as her weight on 17 November. In those five or so weeks her weight dropped to 212g. Her development is far behind where it should be. Her weight should be at least 500g. The diarrhea has improved but her poo still isn’t anything like normal.

View Kukurika’s weight chart.

Unfortunately, as her weight improved a new problem has developed. Kuku can’t lift her head. It came on gradually over three days and she now permanently holds her head with her nose pointing directly downwards rather than forwards. It isn’t clear if this problem is linked to her existing condition or if it is as a result of an injury. The initial treatment of a steroid injection didn’t improve her neck, although it did improve her poos which became almost normal for a few days. She has now had a second injection of a non-steroid anti-inflammatory. This should help if there is an injury. She has also started a course of vitamin supplements in case the problem is related to her restricted diet.

Posted by Pouched Rats on Monday 31st December 2012 @ 04:34 pm
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