Question: .30cc = .3ml ??

  1. Hi! I apologize if I have put this question in the wrong forum. I am not a nurse, nor am I going to school to be one -but I have a question & I figured this would be the best place to ask.

    I need to give my pet mouse antibiotics. the prescription bottle says: 0.3milliliters two times a day. I have a tuberculin syringe that is in "cc". am I to give her .30cc's (that is how it's marked) - is .30cc the same as 0.3ml ?

    I feel like a real idiot because I can't figure it out & I have asked people & I get different answers - some say it's the same, some say no, one said that a milliliter = 100 cc's. Now I'm really confused & the vet is away until the 26th.

    PLEASE can someone here help me? are cc's and ml's the same?

    Thanks in advance!
    Laureli
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  2. 19 Comments

  3. by   GracefulRN
    Hello,
    1 cc = 1ml so 0.3 ml =0.3 cc. Hope your mouse is on the road to recovery soon
  4. by   Laureli
    Thank you SO MUCH for the fast reply!

    If you want to see who you helped (Mottza-Mouse) you can see her here: http://tinyurl.com/2szjm

    Hey, does the fact that my brother calls me "The MouseNurse" qualify me for forum membership? LOL!

    thanks again!

    Laureli
  5. by   jnette
    Quote from laureli
    thank you so much for the fast reply!

    if you want to see who you helped (mottza-mouse) you can see her here: http://tinyurl.com/2szjm

    hey, does the fact that my brother calls me "the mousenurse" qualify me for forum membership? lol!

    thanks again!

    laureli
    awwwwwwwww.... how sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeet !!!!! :d

    too cute ! thanx for sharing , mousenurse ! :chuckle
    and yes, ml's and cc's are the same.
  6. by   truern
    oh, how cute!!

    what's wrong with the little one??
  7. by   Laureli
    Thanks - I think she's a cutie too

    She developed mycoplasma pulmonis (Myco, for short) - an acute respiratory infection that damages their lungs. From what I understand, (and don't quote me on this) all mice have this myco in them but as some get older it develops into an infection that makes it difficult to breathe properly. She just turned a year old this week, average mousie lifespan is 1.5 - 2 yrs...so I guess we are lucky she hasn't been ill until now. The first signs of it are these cute little "chirpy-chattering" noises that almost everyone believes to be ok, but unfortunately any audible noise from a mouse (other than a squeak once in awhile) is a bad thing...

    I am hoping the aintibiotic (baytril) will clear it up and give her a many more months with us.

    Thanks for asking!
    Laureli
  8. by   orrnlori
    Little cuttie! My son had gerbils and I always liked the little buggars. Hope your baby gets well soon.
  9. by   BabyRN2Be
    Oh, that's so sweet! Hope the little mouse gets well soon!
  10. by   Laureli
    Thanks to all who responded and all the well-wishes!! You've been a great help to us

    You have a really good forum here (I was lurking around) and although I won't be able to contribute much, I think I will stick around for a bit!


    Laureli (The MouseNurse)
  11. by   ManEnough
    The picture of your little friend brought a smile to my face after a long, hard day. I'm sending good vibes for a speedy recovery.
  12. by   sphinx
    What a sweetie! I hope she's on the mend!
  13. by   LT Dave


    He He He He
  14. by   Mimi2RN
    Cute cat, Dave.

    This one's not mine, someone sent me the photo.

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