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Nike is actually my daughter Tess's hamster. We are very concerned as initially the lump seemed to be in his leg, but in fact the front of his chest is very swollen. My daughter is very upset as it seems to be getting larger. He is still active and eating and drinking fine and doesn't seem to be in any pain at all. I would bring him to the vet but we live in a very small town and the vet only comes once a month. The closest city is 5 hrs away. Finances are also another issue. I will check to see when he comes to town again however Tess is concerned they will recommend putting him to sleep. So hard to see her upset like this- she is a true animal lover and hopes to be a vet herself one day. Any input at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Sandra
Thank you so much- your thoughtful letter brought tears to my eyes, just the fact that you would take the time to write such caring thoughts will make things easier for Tess- she is almost 13, so I will be able to read it to her. You expressed it in a way that I couldn't and she will value your thoughts regarding this because of your sensitivity, education and experience. I am glad him being so active is a positive sign as I thought. If circumstances change though, I know Tess will definitely take comfort in your caring words. I'm so grateful! Sandra