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Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.
I'm sorry to hear Bonnie is unwell and am concerned from what you have said.
Bulging eyes can be due to an abscess (infection) or tumour behind the eyes.
Her lethargy and unsteadiness on her feet could be due to dehydration but could also indicate a neurological issue, which could be caused by an infection or tumour.
I would want her seen by a vet right away.
She may benefit from medicine such as anti inflammatories and antibiotics.
At home, encourage her to eat with tasty food and you can also syringe mashed pellets or pureed baby food.
I'm so very sorry to hear this.
Sadly, hamster can go downhill quickly and are not very 'good' at being ill. Their bodies just don't cope with stress.
I hope you are doing ok at this very difficult time.