The Genie out of the Lamp

Peanut

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Like all the other hammies, I will let Peanut introduce himself ...

Peanut

He is a brown and white hammie, like Toastie. He was born around the end of May 2007 and we adopted him on 14th July 2007.


On 15th January 2009, we took Peanut to the vet as we had noticed that he had, what looked like, an abscess. It turned out, when the vet checked him, that it was a tumour. He thought it would be best to operate and when he did it turned out that it was a large tumour which he described as like an iceberg as most of if was under the skin. However he was confident once removed that he would be ok. He took out so much that Peanut needed a staple to help his skin heal.

Peanuts home while recouperating So poor Peanut is in a smaller house (see picture right - that we call a nursery as it was last used when Marmite had her babies) at the moment until the staple is removed next week. He seems to be recovering well although seems to be frustrated that he cannot do as much as he obviously want to!

Peanut had the staple removed on 19th January and the wound where he had the operation seems to be healing very well. The vet is very please with his progress so we are hopeful that he will be fine now. Indeed even some fur has started to grow around that area again. He still gets tired very quickly and has only been out for 10 minutes at a time before he seems to want to sleep.

Needed to take him to the vet today (24th January) as noticed that one of his eyes was getting a bit puffy and there was a slight swelling nearby. When the vet checked him over, he also has another growth/tumor on one of his legs. The vet thinks it is a form of skin cancer that hammies can contract and that it is unlikely he will recover. So he gave him some anti-biotics and will see him again on Monday.


Peanut died peacefully during the evening of 2nd February 2009 after sleeping all day.
Rest in peace my little friend x. At least your suffering is over.
I miss him so much.

Photos of Peanut

Peanut looking at the camera Peanut exploring my digital radio Peanut looking at the camera

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Video of Peanut

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Peanut exploring the sofa.
Video taken on 3rd January 2009.


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Peanut exploring under the sofa!
Video taken on 3rd January 2009.


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Peanut exploring around the dining table.
Video taken on 3rd January 2009.