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Little Rum
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Hi Natasha, I still didn't get the Revolution in the mail, Little Rum is still in good spirits, eating and drinking very well. Just feel so helpless that I can't help him right away. I am sending you some photos of my handsome little fellow, the tips of his ears are not black, I hope that is a good thing.

I hope you can see something in him, that maybe I could do to help him now.  I took him off the tetracycline and just put him on infant Tylenol. The black stuff on his ears went away.

Ears or no ears he is very handsome, for a little mouse.

Dear Jackie,

There is still the option of using the ivermectin liquid Iver-On for cattle. You would mix it 5 parts water to 1 part Iver-on and rub it into his fur to his skin, not near his ears. Use a soaking sponge to apply. Repeat this once a week for three weeks, deep cleaning his cage and accessories each time. If I didn't recommend that before I was worried about getting it on his wounds. But if you are careful it should be ok.

Yes he is a handsome mouse. A few scars on a man just make him more interesting. :)




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