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Hello I will keep this short because it is dire. I believe Leo,my baby white footed, ust had a seizure. It took everything just to keep him breathing. His breathing almost came to a stop anhd I ended up blowing air into his nose which worked thahkfullh as his breathing picked up. He came very close to death ad I am terrified this will happe a AI when I am ot home. He is better ow, but he is stil havig problems walking ad staying upright. Eve though I am still afraid he will give me hantavirus, I am willih to put that aside to give him some form of CPR if his breathig ceases again. I have grown so attached to him and i would be destroyed if he were to die. If he has another episode, what would I do? My neighbor is a vet, but I do ot believe she is certified to work with mice. I appoogize for ay spellihg or word mistake, I am still practically having an anxiet attack as well as trying to eep a eye o Leo. I am trying to think of causes ad the oly one that comes to mid is that e got into some vegetable oil earlier that I had left uncovered. He wast sumberged or anything, ut he did get some oh him. Could this be a reaction? He is still having tghrouhbles,I am terrified he wot make it. Ghoig to monitor him all night. Will send updates. Thanks

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Oh no :(

Trouble walking... He is such a little guy, how could he have a pituitary tumor so early? I think that may almost be the answer, though. He may have a brain tumor. Or-- something genetic.

I don't remember how you got him- but if he was abandoned, a health problem like this can be the reason. Mother mice know when there is something wrong with a pup and will abandon it rather than waste milk on it.

All you can do is hope, and keep him as happy as possible. What a sad thing.

I am sorry I don't have a happy answer...

Squeaks,

Natasha

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I can answer questions about raising mice and caring for them as pets, with knowledge from my 38 years of having fancy mice as pets. I have NO MEDICAL TRAINING and you should take a sick mouse to the vet; but if you simply can't, I will try to help you. I LOVE PHOTOS!!! I ALSO LOVE UPDATES! Let me know how the little tyke is doing later on, for better or worse, especially orphans. It also helps me to help the next person. Please first search first: use 'Natasha Mice Mouse' with whatever else your question includes. Or check out these links: **** YOUR FIRST MOUSE (my video; rough draft): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNK4uqNZTbA&feature=share **** TEN VIDEOS ON RAISING ORPHANS: http://www.youtube.com/user/CreekValleyCritters/videos?query=raising **** SEXING MICE: http://www.thefunmouse.com/info/sexing.cfm **** And some GREAT MOUSE INFO SITES: http://thefunmouse.com/info/index.cfm http://www.rmca.org/Resources/mousefaq.htm

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I have had mice for 40 years (since I was 5!). I raised them when I was a child but now I keep all females, and never fewer than three so that if one dies the others are not devastated, because they have each other.

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I run Rats and Mice are Awesome on Facebook. The official name is Rats are Awesome.

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B.A., M.A., M.A. in Linguistics: Yale University and University of Connecticut

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