This morning at 3:30AM I knew my dwarf hamster wasn't going to make it through the night. I can to find out Monday that she might have cancer.
I first noticed a few drops of blood , near the vaginal area, on my hamster Marshmallow (dwarf hamster) about 6 months ago. I read online that it maybe a menstrual thing. It did this for a day about once every 3-4 weeks. In the past month, the blood amount has increased to about the size of a quarter to half-dollar in size. I thought that it might be a but of a rougher month for her. But instead of once a month it was about every week and a half. Last Friday it was a similar size. Three days later (Monday) it happened again. I took her to a vet that day, and he gave me antibiotics and some pain meds. Today (Weds) she is bleeding again (twice today...once at 4pm and again at 10pm). The vet told me that it may still bleed for a few days after.
When Lauren (my fiancee) picked her up at 3:30 AM, she was limp and would not open her eyes. We got her to take her Banana flavored antibiotics. About 20 minutes later she began making sporadic movements (kinda like a fish) and would get in awkward positions. We were both bracing ourselves because we knew. She passed on at around 4:30 AM. Her pain was finally over. I was talking with my mom on the phone, so I didn't get to see her take her last breath.
I miss her sooooo much. I have been crying all day. We made the 3 hour drive to my parents house where we buried her and made a little cross for her.
Rest in Peace Marshmallow
-We love you Marshmallow