We lost little Dagger 2 days later (9/9/2006). She was fine the night before and Saturday morning she must have has a stroke overnight. She was very listless. Very unaware of her surroundings. We kept her as warm and comfortable as possbile. She died 2 hours after finding her. She was close to 4 years old. A rescue gerbil. A tribute to all my passed on gerbils are on my gerbil website.