January 14, 2008 - Last week
Dylan's thusfar minor respiratory problems took
a turn for the worse. By Saturday he was sicker than I've ever seen a rat,
not wanting/not able to eat or drink at all. Naturally I rushed him to the
vet, who examined him
extensively, and gave him an injection which ought to make him feel better
for a day or two. But Dylan didn't appear to feel better at all, although
he did start to eat small amounts of porridge again.
Today he still showed no signs of improvement, and it
became clear to me that he wouldn't get better. So tonight I returned to
the vet to have him put to sleep. :'( Adieu, my Dillempie.
Dylan, June 28, 2005 - January 14, 2008