tidings of great joy!
i’m sorry that i didn’t get a chance to post this earlier, but Murphy’s vet, Dr. Blubik, called late yesterday afternoon and said that the test results from Murphy’s bloodwork came back clean!!!
although he didn’t tell me at the time, Dr. Blubik had been worried on thursday that Murphy had developed something called “proliferative ileitis,” which is basically when a hamster just diarrheas himself to death.
(wait, what?!? that’s disgusting.)
thankfully, a little medical disinfectant, some rehydration, and the cessation of all fruit-eating have Murphy well on the road to recovery.
he’s still feeling a little lethargic, and acting quite bigoted, but i figure we’ll take things one step at a time…
…beginning with his raging addiction to Meg Ryan movies, which i unwisely indulged over the weekend.
whatever. i’m just glad that things are getting back to “regular” around here.
now, on to cleaning his fetid habitat…