Wimbley Update

THANK YOU ALL so much for all your love, thoughts, prayers, well wishes and encouraging stories.  It means the world to all of us here at Marty Mouse House and we feel the love and appreciate it more than I can express.

This photo was taken of Wimbley moments ago, so you can see he is still very much bright eyed and himself.  Be assured that he is getting the best care and is comfortable.  We are doing and have done all we can to help him get better, and now we just have to wait and see if the meds can do the job to bring back some function to his arms and legs.  He is still getting himself around, and still refuses to poop outside of the litter box – such a good boy!  He is otherwise young, healthy and strong willed, so we are holding out hope for improvement.  We have a great vet and have been four times this week.  We started out thinking that it was HLP (hind leg paralysis and somewhat common in male rats) caused by the calcified disc in his spine which we discovered last January when Wimbley had to be in his healing apartment for a bit, but when the front end starting having issues we changed course and started treatment for a PT (pituitary tumor).   Still not 100% sure that is what it is, but it’s most likely.  Meds have been administered, and will continue to be.  Let’s all keep hoping, praying and vibing and all those sorts of things that they will work their wonders!

HUGE THANKS for the online and phone support of the rat community’s gem, Karen Grant, who talked me though a pretty tough night last night (really more for me, than for him).  We are so grateful to have her love and medical advice!

 

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34 thoughts on “Wimbley Update

  • September 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm
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    Oh Wimbley, please, please get well, lovely boy. I hope with all my heart that it is not a pituitary tumour.

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm
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    Wimbley!!!! Keep up the fight. You can do it!!!!! 🙌🙌🙌

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm
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    We are all sending lubs, good wishes and tissues if you habs a sad❣😘🐀🐾❤️

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm
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    Sweet Wimbley it’s been SUCH a horrible year for me personally, and now it seems like all I can do is cry and say, “Not you too, Wimbley, not you too.” I am sending so much love and so many wishes for healing my eyes are almost crossing, haha. We love you so much and I am hoping beyond all hope that you will be well soon and your condition easily managed. Love to you and your amazing mom and dad and extra special thanks to the doctors and assistants who are working with you. PLEASE be well! XO 💞😘💋❤️💞

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:10 pm
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    Hugs, kisses, and prayers.Love you, Wimbley!!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:12 pm
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    Glad to see you are feeling a bit better. We really hope that this is not a pituitary tumor. You have one of the best helping you & your Mommy through this.
    Heal quickly.

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:13 pm
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    Love you, sweet boy!!!!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:25 pm
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    Love you Wimbley. Keep fighting. Xx

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:30 pm
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    Love you, Wimbley, and am praying for a complete recovery! Hope you feel the good vibes and ju-ju being sent your way!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:39 pm
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    Wimbley you are beautiful! I hope you are better soon. Keep being such a good boy!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:40 pm
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    Don’t leave your brothers please!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:49 pm
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    Whatever happens Wimbly we love you!!!!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 5:52 pm
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    Wimbley, you can beat this! You are the bestest rattie boy ever. Take extra special care of you and your Mom.

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  • September 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm
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    Dear wimbley…willie and finkle are gonna still cheer for you, they like you so very much, and wait patiently for your daily posts, it brings them such joy to share in all your trables…hugs and kisses sweet boy!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 6:06 pm
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    Dearest Wimbley, You are a lucky boy to be loved so much by your family and the community, including myself. I am sending you lots of good wishes. Stay Strong! Love, Winny

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  • September 10, 2016 at 6:28 pm
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    Dearest Wimbley,
    Marty gave our rats their language, so our rat household is very indebted to yours. Ranger is my big squish and he also has a pituitary tumor. We enjoy every day we have and are so grateful to you for the joy and amusement your adventures bring is. Love you so much, Wimbley!

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  • September 10, 2016 at 6:36 pm
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    You’re welcome, good luck! 😀 :3

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  • September 10, 2016 at 7:24 pm
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    Good to hear he is doing better. Hope he will be well. Maurizio and Rodolfo have no problem going outside a litter box. They think everything is a litter box! We all wish you well,

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  • September 10, 2016 at 7:59 pm
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    So sorry that you are hurting. I’ll be praying for you. I love you guys so much! You are like a family to me. I love always hearing about your travels & what you guys are up to.

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  • September 10, 2016 at 8:32 pm
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    Get well Wimbley. Everyone here in our household, humans, dogs, and rats alike, are praying for your recovery and wish you the best.

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  • September 10, 2016 at 9:47 pm
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    All our loce wimbley!

    Mj and hamish

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  • September 11, 2016 at 1:35 am
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    Poor Wimbley! He seems young for a PT. Did you rule out stroke?
    Lots of love to you and ALL the boys!

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    • September 11, 2016 at 2:34 am
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      Stroke probably wouldn’t be progressive and bilateral. Some rates just, unfortunately, develop PTs young. A couple of mine did. 🙁

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  • September 11, 2016 at 2:37 am
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    Oh god, I’m so sorry. Wimbley, you keep fighting baby boy, you hear me?

    I’m so sorry. PTs are the pits. At least the medical options have improved since my experiences. Huge hugs to MM and MD, as well as scritches to Wimbles. You beautiful, darling boy.

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  • September 11, 2016 at 3:47 am
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    Poor Wimbley. Hope you get better soon young man.

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  • September 11, 2016 at 5:05 am
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    So happy to hear Wimbley is doing better! Hang in there little guy! We love you!

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  • September 11, 2016 at 6:08 am
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    Keep fighting Wimbley, you can do it. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your Mum xx

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  • September 11, 2016 at 6:59 am
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    Sending prayers to you, stay strong. I hope you feel better soon, you are so precious.

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  • September 11, 2016 at 12:18 pm
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    All my prayers and thoughts for you Wimbley <3 :'(

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  • September 11, 2016 at 2:16 pm
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    Whims… Pippin and I have a very big sad over this. We love your posts so much. I know some peoples don’t understand loving Rat the way your folks ( and this family ) do. But, the Good Lord doesn’t make junk. Rat Is GOOD ! Sending much luvs and smootches…. As a side note: Your mission to teach peoples is good. I have had boyz and girlz, mostly Boyz… and Pippin is #15 ( always had 2 at a time, sometimes 3 ) …. I have NEVER heard of the the HLP or the PT before. So, I’m guessing none of my kidz ever had them. They always got mammary tumors, ( even the boyz ). So, I will know down the road. Oh Whims… Live Long & Prosper… you are Very much loved.

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    • September 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm
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      I’ve had one like that. And I miss him so much. We carried him back and forth between the cage and bedroom.

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  • September 11, 2016 at 3:44 pm
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    I’m so sorry. PT is what I was afraid of. It can strike really young; is not just a disease of old rats. As I mentioned, I have a boy with PT right now myself. Having lost several rats to this disease, I hate it with a passion. Here’s hoping the medicines help and that you and Wimbley have a lot more time together.

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  • September 12, 2016 at 5:04 am
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    Wimbley, get better soon pretty boy♡♡

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  • September 12, 2016 at 8:49 am
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    Glad to see Wimbley is still bright-eyed and himself. Really hoping that the medicine works (but dreading if it is really PT). Oh, Wimbley, please be well!! You are such a young and happy rat with so many more adbentures to go on!!

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