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#1365 - 01/17/03 09:53 AM Gizmo Update
mary h Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 385
Loc: Wallis, Texas
Thanks again everyone! The 580 miles I drove
yesterday left me a little rum dumb last night.

Gizmo, after pigging out on BML, started learning
to eat vegs. with his new collar on. He did
quiet well last night. Most of the vegs ar gone
and he is sleeping like a baby in his new bed.
He did not crab or try to mutilate at all during
the night. It is 9:45 now and he is still sleeping.

Have a vet appointment at 11:30 and hate to have to
wake him. He is probably exhausted. Still have not given him any more torb. Think he needs to
come out of the fog. However, last night he
seemed very alert. He has a very sweet personality and was well worth saving.

When we started to put the e collar on him we
found that the size we had been using on Bo was
too small for him. Had to cut the inside hole
larger so it would fit around his neck. He is
a chubby little rescal. Gizmo and we will never
be able to thank you enough for your help in
saving his life.
mary & Charlie
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#1366 - 01/17/03 10:16 AM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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<img border="0" alt="clap" title="" src="graemlins/yelclap.gif" /> I am so happy that both Gizmo and all the RR volunteers made it home safely.
You have such a big heart to take this little guy in. My prayers continue for his well-being and recovery.

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#1367 - 01/17/03 10:33 AM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Mary, Gizmo is such a sweety when I had him for 3 hours I had him , I feel so deeply inlove with him , But I think you knew that from us talking before we both left the dairyqueen..LOl If I would have known how to care for the lil guy myself like you do then I would have probably just went straight home with him myself <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="images/icons/tongue.gif" /> you could tell he was very healthy besides the mutalting he had done ... such a precious angel and I know you will be bale to get him better and hopefully back to a normal life.

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#1368 - 01/17/03 11:23 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Gosh what a great group of ppl !!!! <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />
That is why I love this board. There are ppl always willing to help out one of these lil furbuttz <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

I was wondering where Gizmo came from ?

<small>[ 01-17-2003, 12:25 PM: Message edited by: NanaKeet ]</small>

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#1369 - 01/17/03 11:58 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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#1370 - 01/17/03 12:18 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Nana, he came from Kansas.. then tulsa then to stroud then to okc to me then I brought him from there past my home to decatour TExas then went to the hands of Mary...

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#1371 - 01/17/03 07:57 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
mary h Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 385
Loc: Wallis, Texas
Went to the vet with Gizmo this morning. His tail
was completely dead due to lack of circulation.
I had planned to wait for a few days to have it
repaired, but when the vet discovered it was
dead, we had to let him amputate what was left.
He had already lost part of it from mutilating.
When we picked him up at 4:30, he was alert and
ready to come home. Mary carried him home in
her jacket so he would feel more secure. He sure
is a sweet little guy. Never gets upset, never
crabs. Do you think he knows we are trying to
help him? They ran a series of other tests and
could find nothing else wrong with him. Still
the vet wants him to take the Baytril & Flagyl to
be on the safe side.
This morning we ordered him one of the large
Wodent wheels, the wide one with the three large
holes. This way, he can get in it and run with
the e collar on.
We are going to keep him on a good diet, BML, for
a few days, and let his operation heal. Then we
will remove the e collar and monitor him to see
if he can have a normal life without mutilating.
If he starts to mutilate, we will put the e collar
back on and love and care for him anyway. He
has not started fussing or trying to mutilate
since we picked him up from Marsha in Decatur.
Strange! Keeping our fingers crossed. He just
finished eating five eye droppers of BML. Think
he is getting off to this hand feeding. Likes
being treated like a baby. He's so special, he
deserves to be spoiled a little. Will keep you
posted.
mary h & Charlie
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#1372 - 01/17/03 08:13 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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hmmm... LOL I dont if I should take that good or bad mary and charlee..LOL he did great for me after his last dose of torb at 1:40pm and was awsome to to take care of for those 3 almost 4hours..LOl I am VERY glad he is doing better he totally stole my heart .. will be keeping him in my thouhgts and prayers that he cont to do great and will not mutilate after his body recovers from the operation today ..

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#1373 - 01/17/03 08:48 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Gizmo is one lucky glider to have so many people love and care for his special self.

<img border="0" alt="clap" title="" src="graemlins/yelclap.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="clap" title="" src="graemlins/yelclap.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="clap" title="" src="graemlins/yelclap.gif" /> To all of you!!!

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#1374 - 01/17/03 09:10 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Hehehe, Marsha, you're not the only one that wanted to run off with him, LOL <img border="0" title="" alt="[Big Grin]" src="images/icons/grin.gif" />

I'm sooo glad he's doing remarkably well, but i think he knew since he was picked up by Sheila, that he would be taken care of well, and i too hope he will eventually have a very normal life.

I tell ya, if he ever has kids, i know i want one LOL

Tanja

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#1375 - 01/17/03 11:21 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
mary h Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 385
Loc: Wallis, Texas
Marsha
You all did great! You had him when he was going
through some of his worst times and did a good
job of keeping him calm. By the time we picked
him up from you the Baytril had time to work on
the infections and the tail had probably lost
feeling. The loss of circulation of blood to
the tail due to his mutilating was something
that none of us had any control over. It's sad
but something that often happens whether the
damage is self-inflicted or from another source.
Since he stopped trying to chew his tail, it
was probably because he had lost feeling in it
as a result of the self-inflicted damage to his
nerves and blood flow.
We are just so glad he stopped when he did. We
could not have asked for a more caring group to
have helped us get him here. Even though he is
with us now, a little part of him will for ever
be with each of you. And we will always be
grateful.
mary h & Charlie
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#1376 - 01/17/03 11:56 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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*blush* thanks... I tried my best to get hom there as fast as I could with out speeding but also giving him the attention he needed form me while I was driving ..LOL and yes everyone did great with him especially sheila whom helped with threw that VERY rough night .. I am glad he has stoped hurting himself.. and look forward to hear more GREAT updates on him .

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#1377 - 01/18/03 04:49 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
mary h Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 385
Loc: Wallis, Texas
Gizmo started bleeding some last night. The vet
could not completely close the opening where
he amputated his tail because it was too close
to his anal gland. He lost some blood but finally
stopped bleeding. It was just a slight seepage
of blood but enough to be of concern. We stayed
up with him until midnight.

This morning when we checked him he was ok, but
started again when we got him out of the cage.
We took him immediately to the vets office and
they put silver nitrate on a spot that seemed to
be seeping. He stayed at the vets office for
another hour so they could check and see that
the blood had stopped. He gave us some silver
nitrate tips and I went by Petsmart and got a jar
of Styptic Powder. Been needing it for my first
aid kit anyway. Tried flour last night and again
this morning, to stop the oozing of blood. It
would not stop it. Just caked up and fell off.
Mary nearly had kittens when a piece of the flour
about the size of a dime fell off Gizmo. It had
absorbed enough blood that it just fell off and
she thought it was part of Gizmo. It wasn't very
funny at the time but now it is. Any way, we now
have him back home and the blood has stopped. He
is sleeping peacefully in his little bed.
The vet is happy, thanks to Gizmo he will be able
to meet payroll this week!

Will keep you posted
mary h & Charlie
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#1378 - 01/18/03 05:28 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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I am sorry he started bleeding but glad he is doing better.. keeping him and you two inmy thoughts and prayers..

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#1379 - 01/18/03 05:35 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Oh gosh, i bet that was scary.
I sure hope he will bleed no more.
Please make sure you give foods that will help rebuild the lost volume in blood, though you say he hasn't lost much, but i would venture to say when he mutilated he had to be bleeding too.

I would think that BML has enough of iron in it for such cases, but i still worry.

Please keep us updated, as i'm worried.

Tanja

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#1380 - 01/18/03 06:21 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Oh no - poor Gizmo!! (and poor Mary after the near litter of kittens!) <img border="0" alt="worried" title="" src="graemlins/worried2.gif" /> That poor little guy has really been through it and then some - I'm so glad he is there with you both to care for him. I've been wondering about him all day.... Don't stop updating - he has a group of caring people sending him get well wishes and prayers! <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

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#1381 - 01/18/03 06:34 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Oh gosh...that must have been horrible for you two...but I do hope that everything has been taken care of now...I hope that little (or not so little from what I've been reading...lol) gets back to a normal life soon...

Mary...I sent you an email...

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#1382 - 01/19/03 05:07 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
mary h Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 385
Loc: Wallis, Texas
Gizmo's tail stopped seeping blood and fluid after
the vet put the silver nitrate on that one small
spot. He is looking a lot better in the area where
his tail was amputated. We are still hand feeding
him to be sure he gets the proper amount of food.
Last night and today he has been sleeping a lot.
Think he is just exhausted from all he has been
through. Still not crabbing or fighting to chew
himself. From all indications, he is going to
come through this fine. If he continues the way
he is going, we will be able to remove the collar
in about 10 days to 2 weeks and see if he can live
without it. Here's hoping.
mary h & Charlie
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#1383 - 01/19/03 05:13 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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All I can Say is YEAH!!! <img border="0" alt="clap" title="" src="graemlins/yelclap.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="jump" title="" src="graemlins/multi.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="dance" title="" src="graemlins/dance.gif" /> here praying a cont speedy recovery and he will be able to lead a normal happy glider life.

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#1384 - 01/19/03 05:27 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Awwwwww, i'm so gald he seems to be on the mend now, and yes, i would think he's sleeping more than usual, as he is trying to heal.

I can't wait to hear more about him in a few days, and see how he's doing. I'm hoping and praying for him.

Tanja

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#1385 - 01/19/03 05:59 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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I am glad to hear all is well with Gizmo. I will be keeping you & him in my thoughts <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

Thank you

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#1386 - 01/19/03 06:02 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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<img border="0" alt="clap" title="" src="graemlins/yelclap.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" /> You go, little guy!!

Mary and Charlie - you rock! <img border="0" alt="clap" title="" src="graemlins/yelclap.gif" />

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#1387 - 01/21/03 02:23 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
mary h Offline
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Registered: 08/06/02
Posts: 385
Loc: Wallis, Texas
...It's wonderful...he's beautiful...we are the happiest two people in the world...Gizmo is doing
REAL good... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />

No more bleeding...he is eating 4 to 6 eyedroppers
of BML 4 times a day...eating very good at night.
In the mornings when we get him out to give him his
meds...I feed him and we have playtime on the table.
He runs down to Charlie on his end and plays...then
he runs back to my end and plays. Sometimes he will
run inside my shirt for a second and then out on the
table and back to Charlie. When he gets to the place mat he stops and jumps on it...it is so
cute.
There are just no words in the world to thank ya'll enough for helping Gizmo. He has not crabbed
the first time since he's been here...or tried to bite. He really is Gods little angel.
The first 3 days he was here...my heart was so scared for him. I know I begged God a million
times "please don't take him...please let him live"....I guess he got tired of hearing me beg
and let him live to shut me up.... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" />
He has been walking with both back legs straight
out to the side and it concerned us...but this
morning on the table...he started walking normal
with the legs drawn in like they should be.
I just had to share our happiness...

Mary
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#1388 - 01/21/03 02:31 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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It brings happy tears to my eyes just picturing him running up and down the table, feeling feisty and oblivious to the tail-less body <img border="0" alt="clap" title="" src="graemlins/yelclap.gif" /> I'm sure he's feels like he is in heaven now that he feels good enough to play and run and jump. The news coudn't be better and Gizmo will be forever in our hearts as he will in yours! <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

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#1389 - 01/21/03 06:05 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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OH mary ... that makes me very happy to hear this ... I was soo worried bout him ...

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#1390 - 01/23/03 09:14 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Mary and Charlee ,
How is Gizmo doing today ? ANything new since we talked last night on the phone ? I sure hope he continues to progress, and is able to go on threw life after he heals .. HEHEHE... HE is SUCH a sweety. I Can't wait to hear how he is doing .. MOre cont.. prayers and thoughts comming yours and his way <img border="0" title="" alt="[Razz]" src="images/icons/tongue.gif" />

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#1391 - 01/23/03 11:24 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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This is just the best news possible <img border="0" alt="clap" title="" src="graemlins/yelclap.gif" />

You go little guy <img border="0" alt="thumb" title="" src="graemlins/thumb.gif" /> You definitely have alot of people in your corner <img border="0" alt="wave" title="" src="graemlins/wave.gif" />
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#1392 - 01/23/03 11:49 PM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Wohooo!!!! <img border="0" alt="clap" title="" src="graemlins/yelclap.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="dance" title="" src="graemlins/dance.gif" />
I'm very happy to hear that Gizmo is getting better. He's very lucky to have found such wonderful and caring people.

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#1393 - 01/24/03 01:27 AM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Mary, This is such good news. It was worth every effort wasn't it. I told you when I saw him he had the sweetest face. It said Help me Help me. I am so glad he is in your care.
Sheila
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#1394 - 01/24/03 02:33 AM Re: Gizmo Update [Re: ]
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Whoohooooo, i wish i was there to see him play, and run. Maybe his legs sticking out was due to him trying to get used to him not having a tail to balance anymore ??????

But yes, i did see his determination to live, and maybe he knew he would be soo loved, that he hung in there just for that.

Please send a pic of him soon.

Tanja

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