I found one who gave me a quote. They are highly recommended in the area. Stahl Veterinary clinic. $320.
I feel like such an idiot. I've been saying for over 2 months, her activity level has decreased a lot, she barely uses her wheel & she gained a lot of weight. I was reading online constantly trying to find out info & kept coming across possible hybernation mode. Wish I had come here. I didn't think she was bloated though, just thought she had gained weight due to lack of exercise. Her eating seemed the same & she was walking around normally. Now I'm thinking she may have had pyometra for a long time & she was bloated. I didn't see any discharge back then. (doesn't mean it wasn't there, of course)
I did notice her cage smelled worse than normal & had to be cleaned more frequently. Darn it I'm so mad at myself. This is why I find this so hard. You have to be so observant & almost look for stuff. Then you have the issue of, even if you take them to a vet they many not know anything & only put them on antibiotics. I'm assuming my current vet wouldn't have found anything with those symptoms.
And yes, I think you're right about wanting to put her back on the baytril orally. I'm pretty sure he'll say that.
So now I'm left trying to decide if I want to/can afford to spend the $ and also how likely is it she'll survive? If this has been going on for a long time I'm assuming the odds won't be good. I really can't afford to spend the money & have her die anyway. I'll have to put off my other pets shots. Geez. Such bad timing. I wish I had tiered the shots more rather than have them all come up due around the same time.
Also, she's almost 2.
Wouldn't you think if this has been going on for quite some time she'd be real bad/toxic at this point & chances of recovery would not be good?
This really does stink. I'm going to give her bene back & dand. now & get my kids fed & think about what to do.
i've posted this link so many times in response to members not knowing where to bring their hamsters for qualified veterinary care. this link, to the rat and mouse club of america's veterinary database, is the one i like the most because 1) the vets are listed through that group's members' recommendations, and 2) if a vet is competent with mice and rats, then they certainly know the basics of treating hamsters.
the list is organized alphabetically, and includes some random listings for canada, the U.K. and i believe one or two other countries as well.
here's the link:
rat and mouse club of america's veterinary database
btw, if you have your own vet you'd like to add to their list, please do! i know i've added my vet .