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#1234585 - 03/01/12 09:50 PM Bloat killed my suggie.
Crickett Offline
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Registered: 09/19/09
Posts: 59
Loc: Indiana
I went to check on my sugar gliders yesterday and found my male on the bottom of the cage, clutching a bar in each foot. I managed to pry him off the bottom of the cage and call the vet for an emergency visit.

I rushed him to the hospital and the vet took him back immediately and came out to say she wanted x-rays because his abdomen was very distended. I agreed and started home. (We had discussed on the phone that he would need hospitalization regardless and I was a right mess.)

Less than ten minutes later I got a call that the x-rays had come back and shown a distended belly but that Kero had just passed away. I headed back and the vet did a necropsy. Kero's stomach had twisted. (Like you might see in a great dane or other large breed dog.)

She still has him so she and a pathologist can take some samples and see if they can figure out how this happened, since neither of them has ever heard of a glider getting a twisted stomach before.

Kero had been fine the night before.
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#1234988 - 03/03/12 12:34 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
DCMuffin Offline
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Registered: 03/21/10
Posts: 28206
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro Area
I'm sorry no one has responded to you yet and I'm sorry, also, to hear about the loss of your glider.

Hopefully, you've gotten some answers in the necropsy. I would also recommend talking with Val (Jackie_Chans_Mom). She runs The SUGAR Group, an organization dedicated to glider research. She may be interested to hear the results of the necropsy and would probably also like to talk with you further about any other details.
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#1234994 - 03/03/12 12:58 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: DCMuffin]
tbull Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 3884
Loc: Wyoming
I'm so sorry for your loss. hug2
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#1234996 - 03/03/12 01:07 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
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That is so sad Crickett. :hbreak:

I am sorry for your loss. hug2

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#1234998 - 03/03/12 01:17 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
minkasmom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 5965
Loc: Northeast Indiana
Crickett, I'm just DEVASTATED to hear of your loss! cry cry

It's entirely possible that it's a genetic defect that has been there forever....and just decided to rear its ugly head now.

Regardless, hug2 hug2 to you.
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#1235002 - 03/03/12 01:32 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
Feather Offline
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Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12170
Loc: Wisconsin
I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in your memories of him.

Glide Free Little Kero :rbridge:
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#1235021 - 03/03/12 02:02 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
SugarBattyPatty Offline
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Registered: 09/27/11
Posts: 1094
Loc: Brooksville, Florida
Crickett, I am soory to hear about Kero. How old was he? Did he have any change in diet lately? I don't know if this has any thing to do with his illness, but I do know diet changes affect many animals negatively.
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#1235035 - 03/03/12 03:20 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
ChrissysGliderz Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 11/04/09
Posts: 1119
Loc: Palmyra, VA
I am sooo sory for your loss frown You diagnosis sounds much like what happened to my Lacy on New Years. She lived 4 days after vet visit on antibotics. Autopsy was peformed but no deff diagnosis. They thought possibly pancreatitis but could not conclude frown
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#1235042 - 03/03/12 04:19 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
Annie Offline
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Registered: 02/25/12
Posts: 241
Loc: Missouri, USA
*hugs* I am so sorry for your loss! RIP sweet Kero.
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#1235049 - 03/03/12 04:31 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
Kitkatt1216 Offline
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Registered: 10/28/06
Posts: 1763
Loc: Connecticut
Sorry for your loss. frown
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#1235052 - 03/03/12 04:38 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
JadeEliz Offline
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Registered: 07/14/10
Posts: 239
Loc: Danville, VA
So sorry for your loss! It's terrible to lose a beloved family member so suddenly like that...

Glide free little one... :rbridge:
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#1235054 - 03/03/12 04:45 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
Teresa56 Offline
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Registered: 11/05/10
Posts: 423
Loc: Florida
How sad- I am so sorry
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#1235057 - 03/03/12 04:52 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
SugarBlossoms Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
I'm so sorry to hear this about your baby! I pray you will get more answers. Know he was loved while with you and is now waiting to meet you again. (((HUGS)))
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Spread your wings and glide free of pain,
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God speed my precious angels. I love you. Mama.

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#1235063 - 03/03/12 05:42 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: DCMuffin]
sitkasmom Offline
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Registered: 09/27/11
Posts: 3039
Loc: Finally in the Mountains!
Originally Posted By: DCMuffin
I'm sorry no one has responded to you yet and I'm sorry, also, to hear about the loss of your glider.

Hopefully, you've gotten some answers in the necropsy. I would also recommend talking with Val (Jackie_Chans_Mom). She runs The SUGAR Group, an organization dedicated to glider research. She may be interested to hear the results of the necropsy and would probably also like to talk with you further about any other details.


I am so sorry for your loss hug2 .

Please contact Val so she can add your suggies information to the research, to help save other babies. Thank you for having a necropsy done. Necropsies have saved so many babies.

Your baby is now in a place where there is an endless supply of mealies, treats, and wonderful things to eat.
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#1235088 - 03/03/12 08:28 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
Crickett Offline
Out of Pouch

Registered: 09/19/09
Posts: 59
Loc: Indiana
Thank you everyone for your sympathy I will most definitely contact Val when Dr. Lennox calls me back to let me know they are done with Kero so I can have him cremated.

He was fine the night before like I mentioned and there was no diet change. Dr. Lennox and I (I have degree in vet. Tech, but my primary focus was on dogs and cats) think this was something like bloat in large dogs. Once the stomach twists, you have a matter of one to two hours to try a surgery that tends to be risky in a dog.
{Edit: Was supposed to say- 'a surgery that tends to be risky in a dog, let alone a sugar glider.'}


Edited by Crickett (03/03/12 11:43 PM)
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#1235130 - 03/04/12 01:19 AM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
SugarBabiesAZ Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 05/13/10
Posts: 192
Loc: Chandler, AZ
Oh my gosh I am so sorry too! You must be devastated!!

I agree though please contact Val with the results so we may know what happened! It might help others!
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#1235149 - 03/04/12 06:48 AM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
Beezer
Unregistered


I am so sorry for your loss. Just remember you gave him a wonderful life n he loved u very much. Again my deepest condolences.

Sue
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#1240042 - 03/16/12 11:52 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
ru063 Offline
Glider Explorer

Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 265
Loc: Arizona
I had no idea it could happen to a glider. I owned a large dog before and it was always a concern. Even with a mid size dog it is possible to happen but glider?

So sorry for your loss :(((((
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#1240112 - 03/17/12 10:21 AM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
ssuver Offline
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Registered: 03/14/10
Posts: 1616
Loc: Texas, U.S. 76022
I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for passing on this information so that the rest of the community can be better informed.
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#1252722 - 04/26/12 06:24 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
CarolinaGliders Offline
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Registered: 12/06/11
Posts: 681
Loc: SC,United States
I am so sorry for your loss.
G.I.P Kero
(glide in peace)
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#1252775 - 04/26/12 08:28 PM Re: Bloat killed my suggie. [Re: Crickett]
Blondie0913869 Offline
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 98
Loc: Kansas
im so so sorry for ur loss (HUGGS)
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