A Death in the Family
Posted on 08:19, January 26th, 2009 by Small Town Mommy
Today, the Small Town household is in mourning. Last night, Libby’s hamster, Nibbles died. We aren’t sure what happened to him, he was fine in the morning, but when we got home Saturday afternoon, he was just lying there. Now he was a hamster, so he always spent a lot of time just lying there. But he was lying outside of his little strawberry house instead of cuddled all cozy inside like he usually did.
He was still moving, but it was obvious that he was very sick. Now, we had no idea what to do with a sick hamster. I know there are vets, but where do you draw the line? When the kids are sick, yes, I immediately call the pediatrician. When the dog had a seizure, I immediately called the vet, but do you call a vet for a hamster? Especially on a Sunday night? I can’t take him to the emergency room. If he had made it, I probably would have called this morning, but when we got up, it was too late, he was gone.
I know all you organized moms probably already have a plan in place for when the hamster gets sick, but I tend to fly by the seat of my pants. We had no plan and we didn’t know what to do.
Rest in peace Nibbles, Libby will miss you.