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#1221607 - 01/26/12 08:03 PM 5 years with Jackie Chan
Jackie_Chans_Mom Offline
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Registered: 05/01/07
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In some ways, it feels like just yesterday that I picked up this cute, cuddly little sugar glider with a broken back. Then there are other times that I feel that we have walked a lifetime together. One thing is for sure – my life has never been the same since I met Jackie Chan.

For those unfamiliar with his story, you can read more here:http://www.glidercentral.net/ubbthreads/...ter#Post1037257

Another year has passed since I last updated about Jackie. What a year it has been! Jackie Chan still lives with Daiquiri and still amazes me with his agility and zest for life. He has a new-found love for trying to tail carry, which is sometimes sad because he is both paralyzed and has no tail, but it has allowed me to help him carry a bounty of things to his pouch and build a nest for his lady love and is a reminder to me that HE does not think he is disabled in any way. He has had some follow up x-rays and has made an appearance at Dr. Walsh’s office to help teach some veterinary students from OSU. He continues to overgroom his head repeatedly (anxiety). In addition, He has tried out both the glider treadmill and a monkey cliner for the first time. He loves his cliners!



After about 3 years of no emergency visits, my stomach dropped shortly before Christmas when I found Jackie with a swollen face. My first thought was that it was an abscess, and I have dealt with many abscesses, so no big deal. My biggest concern was that, for the first time in his life, Jackie Chan was ACTING sick. No other issue that he has faced has ever slowed him down, but with this, he was lethargic, not eating well and all around grumpy. I was a worried momma! I got Jackie to Dr. Walsh and was surprised and saddened to hear that it was NOT an abscess.

This is not the worst he looked, but it gives you some idea. These photos were after 5 days of treatment.


Jackie Chan had developed osteomyelitis (an infection in the bone) of his cheek bone. It was advanced such that the infection had eroded a portion of his cheek bone and his entire head was swelling. Osteomyelitis is serious and is difficult to treat in sugar gliders. I have treated it only once before. Once again, Dr. Walsh saves the day by problem solving the issue and introducing another medication into our repertoire for use in unusual situations. Jackie Chan was treated with injections (which he could not feel) for 12 days and recovered WONDERFULLY!

Here he is 9 days into his treatment


Today, Jackie is back to acting like his normal, adventurous, loving, energetic self. We are looking forward to another year of learning and loving together !

Here is my little guy in action throughout the year






Edited by Jackie_Chans_Mom (01/26/12 08:04 PM)
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#1221612 - 01/26/12 08:15 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Dallie Offline
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What a beautiful story! 5 years - what memories that little guy is creating for you! Congratulations Val for being a wonderful "Suggie Momma" mlove
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#1221614 - 01/26/12 08:18 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Cora Offline
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Go Jackie Chan!! That is awesome too bad he had a painful looking situation with that side of his face and eye this year but y'all got through it, amazing!!! Y'all are Amazing!
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#1221618 - 01/26/12 08:24 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
CB_pouchpilot Offline
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Registered: 10/21/11
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Loc: Munford, Tennessee
Thank you for the update. I love it!!!!
His zest for life shows through, he seems to always be in action. I am glad to hear he has found a lady friend. He's a insperation, I'm glad the cheek issue resolved itself and he is back to normal.
Cosmo came through his nueter great. He has been in with other gliders and climbed all over the cage. I was shocked at his agility and how well he got around their cage. We rushed to hang hammocks to protect him from falls. He, like your little guy doesn't know he is handicapped.
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#1221636 - 01/26/12 09:11 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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Registered: 02/22/11
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I love hearing updates about Jackie Chan. He is truly an amazing glider and an ispiration to everyone trying to overcome obstacles. I'm so glad his bone infection healed up...that looks like it was awful...poor lil guy.
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#1221640 - 01/26/12 09:16 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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Registered: 08/09/09
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Jackie Chan truly is such an inspiration, as are you Val! He's very lucky to have such a wonderful momma to look out for him! smile I hope I get to meet this cutie one day mlove


Edited by SugarShock (01/26/12 09:24 PM)
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#1221642 - 01/26/12 09:21 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: SugarShock]
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Registered: 09/27/11
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Go Jackie Chan!! Go Val!! :hdance: hug2

Thank you so much for sharing your stories, and for your inspiration! hug2

Since he believes nothing can stop him, nothing can!! dance

What a brave, loving, wonderful little man you have!! mlove
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#1221665 - 01/26/12 10:13 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
SugarBabiesAZ Offline
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Oh my gosh that is amazing!!
You are so wonderful for not giving up on him!

Way to go Jackie Chan! Your an angel Val!
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#1221671 - 01/26/12 10:27 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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Jackie Chan you are amazing and we all can say Thank You for teaching us more about gliders and about new medical treatments that can be used in gliders. We have learned many thing though these last five years with you and looking forward to many more. Thank you Val for sharing your little man with us

Please give Jackie Chan a special treat from me!
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#1221706 - 01/27/12 01:52 AM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
JillMarie Offline
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Registered: 01/03/09
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Loc: New Jersey
I cry every time I read about this amazing little fella! Val, you are blessed and I pray you continue to be blessed!
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#1221719 - 01/27/12 06:29 AM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
suggiemom1980 Offline
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When I started to read of his bone infection, my heart dropped and tears filled my eyes. Thankfully, just a few seconds later, my heart jumped for joy!

Jackie is an inspiration to us all. To face such adversity, survive and come back stronger and sweeter than before is his legacy.

Way to go Jackie!

We love you!
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#1221758 - 01/27/12 08:49 AM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
IndieAndStella Offline
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Registered: 12/23/11
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Loc: New York
Val, your story is amazing and Jackie Chan is a a lucky little guy to have you as his mommy. Thank you for being an inspiration to all of us, and a bit shout out to Dr Walsh - he/she sounds like the best vet!

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#1221772 - 01/27/12 09:29 AM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
GidgetsMom Offline
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Registered: 09/29/11
Posts: 361
Loc: MI
Holy crap I can barely see I have so many tears in my eyes. I LOVE that he is as zesty and full of life that he is! Yes, you are an inspiration for all of us, thank you!! heart
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#1222071 - 01/27/12 11:36 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Meg_n_Von Offline
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This story really touched my hear, Val. heart I can only imagine the bond the two of you share. Wishing you many happy and healthy years to come... mlove
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#1222077 - 01/27/12 11:54 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Meg_n_Von]
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Thanks for the update. I think of Jackie often, and am always amazed at his, and your strength. mlove mlove
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#1222096 - 01/28/12 01:10 AM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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Very nice story!

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#1222123 - 01/28/12 06:49 AM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
ozzi Offline
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mlove Jackie Chan mlove
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#1222974 - 01/30/12 03:23 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
ColonyMama Offline
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What a wonderful story! Jackie Chan doesn't know how famous he really is! He has a regular fan base here. Love the updates!
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#1223919 - 02/01/12 07:50 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
smc629 Offline
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OMG what a life he has lived!!! You are both amazing making it through what you have. And he is so adorable without his tail he really does look like a monkey smile I'm so glad he has a mom like you who is as strong as he is!!! hug2
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#1224234 - 02/02/12 02:00 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
yiyo Offline
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Registered: 06/08/11
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Loc: Long Island, NY
He may just be the most famous glider mlove
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#1231054 - 02/21/12 10:39 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: yiyo]
Xfilefan Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
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Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Jackie Chan is an awesome little man Val...does he do V8 commercials, too? tounge

My Cmdr. Riker turned 9 in Dec...both our little guys have beaten the odds smile Abuse, neglect..amazing what these little ones can survive when they have a reason smile
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#1234871 - 03/02/12 09:26 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
sandbat Offline
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Registered: 08/27/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
So great to hear that he is still pulling through and still with us! You've done such an amazing job!

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#1240011 - 03/16/12 10:33 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
teriek Offline
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Registered: 08/14/06
Posts: 554
Loc: Tennessee
Jackie is the success story that often times encourages the rest of us to try harder, explore other options, never give up and that giving up on them is not an option for us as long as they have the will to survive and thrive.
Thank you Val & Jackie Chan for inspiring the rest of us!
Love to you & precious little man!
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#1242754 - 03/25/12 05:49 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Biscuit Offline
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Val - it is stories like yours that warm my heart & give me hope! Thank you for sharing this with all of us!
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#1243985 - 03/29/12 03:51 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
JazzNZoeysMom Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
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Loc: TN
That made me cry,....and sent me in to love on every single one of mine, even grumpy Kodah.

You are truly blessed.
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#1250131 - 04/18/12 05:59 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
ejohnson22 Offline
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Registered: 03/26/12
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Loc: Southern Illinois
Oh wow! What a remarkable story. I can't believe what wonders his treatments made! You are definitely an inspiration and I'm sure he greatly appreciates that! You did an amazing job and I bet you two have one great bond.

He is definitely one handsome fella! Amazing.
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#1250229 - 04/18/12 11:25 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Sheila Offline
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Val, my heart skipped a beat there for a second. So Glad he is ok.
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#1256931 - 05/09/12 11:14 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
DCMuffin Offline
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Registered: 03/21/10
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Loc: Washington D.C. Metro Area
Hey! It's Jackie's night to play in the tent! Yooo hooo! How come we don't have pictures already?

Waiting....

:pop: :pop: :pop: :pop:

My thighs are getting fat from all this popcorn. I feel them expanding.

Wanna get a move on and post?

:rofl2:
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#1257268 - 05/11/12 08:00 AM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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LOL. That's what I get for announcing that I was in the tent with him while we were talking. smile

I shall get more pics put up as soon as I have time to download them into the computer. Won't be long, I promise!
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#1257428 - 05/11/12 07:43 PM Re: 5 years with Jackie Chan [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
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Hey, don't share it if you don't want me to post it! :rofl2:

Let the expansion commence... :pop:
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