Another side of Dylan
August 22, 2007 - Last week I discovered another
lump on Dylan,
this time on his other side. Today the lump will be removed by the
vet, but (unfortunately) for me
today is also the first day of a short trip to Berlin, Germany. So
my sister and my
mother will be taking care of Dylan and the
others. They will keep me updated during my stay
in Berlin, so I will post their updates here.
8:15 AM - My sister and me have
just brought Dylan to the vet's, and then my
sister brought me to the train station. I think this is gonna be a long,
long trip (8½ hours actually).
3:29 PM - While I was still in the
train to Berlin I got a call from my sister that
Dylan was alright. The lump was removed, and he
was warm and awake, and ready to be picked up.
8:02 PM -
"Hereby some pictures. Some are very nice,
others averagish. Of Dylan you can very clearly
see his operation wound. Are you already enjoying die Berliner Luft?
Have great fun and lots of ratty greetings".
8:15 PM -
"Hi Tale, your rats are all OK. You should
check your mail for pictures."
8:42 AM -
"Hi, all was well with Dylan. Ate and drank
everything. I think Lefty also is OK, 'cause saw
8:48 PM -
"Hi Theo, as you can see Dylan is doing very
well. He is (too?) lively, eats everything, shits well. But alas, still he
will stay in his hospital'room'. And the others
are also alright. So... do enjoy Berlin without worries!"
10:11 AM - I called my sister to congratulate her
with her birthday. She told me everything is going very well with
8:39 PM -
"As you can see Dylan, Pancho and Lefty are
doing great. Casey and Chester too, but I couldn't take their pictures so
11:58 AM - My sister called me while I was visiting
the Berlin Zoo. All was well with the rats, nothing much to report.
"Today it was my turn in the morning (just like yesterday, but I
didn't take any pictures then). Dylan is still
virtually the same looking good. He will be very
happy when he can rejoin the others!
Chester his eye was also looking fine this
morning. I did put another drop in it, but perhaps it isn't necessary
anymore already. Il Panchito is taking
his 'mis'treatment easier each time (or am I getting better at
'mis'treating him?), and eats his nasty vitamines with a bit of vanilla...
and porridge. Casey still is Chester's true
companion. So sweet. And Lefty is... as usual,
happy and naughty. And - last but not least - I'm glad that I can walk a
bit better again today. - Chester and I have found comfort with one
another, yesterday. - A long story for a Sunday morning. For now I hope the
weather is warmer for you than for us here, and that you will get to do
something fun today. For tomorrow: SAFE TRAIN JOURNEY HOME!!!"
8:47 PM -
"All is well with the ratty children. Dylan
misses you and the others. Have kuddled them extra
long today! Regards".
8:30 AM -
"Will miss you, sweeties! Huggs,
9:00 PM - I've just returned home, and they are
all still here! :-D Well, I'm off to
bed now, but not before giving them all huggs (and
Dylan and Pancho