Thursday, November 13, 2008

So I Have a Mouse

Fuck. It's looking more alive than not all of a sudden, but still not 100% alive. I'm glad I didn't kill it though.

So does anyone know baby mouse first aid? His mouth is hanging open, I did drop some Pedialyte into there but I'm not really a doctor, I just play one on the internetz.

Vets? Nurses? Smart people? Are you in the closet?

I have a business meeting at noon, so be quick about it. If it's still alive when I get home, you'll get pics of pure adorableness.

edited to add: He closed his mouth! He also moved himself to another spot, not far, but still. Please mousey mousey, don't die!


Theresa said...

I think I would go ahead and put it out of its misery. If its mouth is hanging open and it hasn't gotten up or tried to run away then I bet it is pretty badly wounded. Of course, I'm not sure I would have the balls to actually kill the mouse myself.

Unknown said...

Well it did move. That's why I attempted a rescue. I went out there and it was no longer on it's side and seemed more aware.

When I pick him up, he squeaks. The mouth thing is probably a bad sign though.

I can't kill him, so he may as well die a comfortable death on a towel in a tank on my table instead of out where my cats will torture him. He's just so teensy and cute.


elaines630 said...

I rescued a chipmunk once from my cat and ended up dropping him off at a vet's office. Such a cute little bugger! I could not let my cat have him!

Joy said...

Um have your hubs take "care" of it.

Once a girlfriend and I hit a cat with her car and hubs just happened to be following us, well long story short the cat was not dead but hubs took care ot that.

Weird but my hubs manages a large animal hospital he has no problem with death, that is why I call him for the job.

Maddness of Me said...

They like to be enclosed when they are hurt so they don't feel like they are about to be prey when they are wounded... a shoe box with a lid and something fluffy inside like kleenex. Put it someplace warm.

Try to resist putting it out of its misery, if just for me :) I believe that if he were meant to be dead he would be dead. I know people reading this, it's just a mouse... but if you tell me you killed it then you are responsible for making me cry.

KatBouska said...

I've found injured birds before...can you find some kind of wildlife rescue near your house?

Maddness of Me said...

Put a tiny piece of mashed banana, or baby food, oatmeal, or mashed avacado if you have it... near him in case he starts feeling well enough to try to get something to eat (or a little dab of peanut butter on a cracker). They start to deteriorate really fast when they are hurt if they don't get high fat food into them. In order for him to live if he isn't eating, you would have to hand feed him with a syringe. A 3cc syringe can be found at your nearest vet.

You can use that same syringe to get him to drink too, you can mix a teaspoon of sugar into the pedialyte or regular water - 4 ounces.

Don't try to put a bowl of water with him as he will just tip it over and get wet and make himself more sick.

Keep him warm, he is probably in shock.

Caren said...

You're a better woman than I am, that's for sure. I'd just forget about the darn thing and HOPE that the cats took it far, far away! I have chills just thinking about it. Blech. I don't like mice.

Theresa said...

Sorry, girl. Let's hope for the best. Good luck at the meeting. Hope you can concentrate.

Anonymous said...

Poor mouse! I wish I could help!!! But I know nothing about them!

Renee said...

Oh, poor mousey. :( It must be hard to look at him and want to help but not know what to do. :(

-The Renee