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My favorite mouse Astrid, mother of my first litter, developed a large lump over the last week or so, in her armpit. Weighing up the pros and cons, I decided to investigate the lump now when she was otherwise fit and well and therefore better able to withstand an anaesthetic, than when she got sick.

So yesterday I brought her in to work with me. I put her under general and lanced what was a large abscess. Emptying that one identified another larger one in her abdomen so I lanced that too and stitched both up. Her normal weight should have been 30g, and she weighed 40g with the abscesses - not a nice thing to carry round with you!

She came round ok, but unfortunately died overnight :( I'm gutted, because she was my favorite. So it's back to work today for a post mortem to find out what happened :(

(And I put down her sister last week for a respiratory infection :cry: )
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