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#1404210 - 09/15/16 01:24 AM Lost my Lola
Drez Offline
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Registered: 03/21/14
Posts: 46
Loc: Saint Louis, Missouri
I'm so sad to say that I lost my little girl Lola about an hour ago. I'm completely and utterly torn up. Not even sure how to feel right now. She was just barely over two years old. I thought I was doing everything right and being so stringent with anything having to do with my gliders, but apparently I wasn't and I feel absolutely devastated.

Yesterday she was perfectly fine. A happy little girl that always greeted me at her door. Tonight was different. I went to drop their food off as I knew they would be up or getting up soon. Stitch was running around like a crazy person as usual, but I could not find Lola. I found her at the bottom of the cage, still alive, but so lethargic and cold. I rushed her to our local vet that handles small exotics and not even 15 minutes after the vet had taken her, she was gone. I had just finished the paperwork to keep her overnight and I asked to see her before I left. I went back and the vet opened the little tank and I went to pet her and she was lifeless already.

The vet said it was Colic. Her stomach was very hard from what the vet said. Which she attributed to a poor diet. She said that Lola must have been hogging a good portion of the food. Don't get me wrong, I knew Lola was a bit bigger than Stitch, but it wasn't anything crazy. I had read that glider females were always bigger than the males. I didn't think much of it. Especially with how active she was.

I followed the BML diet. I never strayed from it. I gave them proper mixture of BML, corn, peas, fruits recommended for the diet plan, and a few mealies a night. The vet attributed it to too much starch.

I really wanted to just vent my frustration and sadness for the loss of my Lola, but if this information can help other glider parents or future glider parents, then I wanted to get it all out here. It may not seem like it, but I'm at a complete loss for words. I'm only typing to keep from crying. I never thought such a little thing could have such a profound impact on me. I hope nobody has to feel this anytime soon. Enjoy the time with your babies.

My Lola

#1404211 - 09/15/16 05:09 AM Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez]
Hutch Offline
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Registered: 11/10/15
Posts: 1054
Loc: Heinsberg, Germany
I am so very sorry for your loss frown
- Hutch

:plat: Arthur :wfb: Gwynevere :bb: Merlin :grey: Morgana

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#1404217 - 09/15/16 08:24 AM Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez]
Philwojo Offline
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Registered: 04/14/15
Posts: 762
Loc: Darien, IL
Very sorry for your loss.
Re-homed 2 females on 04/24/2015
Doll Face :wfb:     Sug :grey:

Re-homed From Stephyy24 on 11/06/2015
Bella :grey:           Luna :grey:

#1404220 - 09/15/16 08:41 AM Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Philwojo]
KarenE Offline

Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41663
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
I am so very sorry your Sweet Lola is gone so soon and know your heart is breaking.

If you can, please ask your vet to do a necropsy in order to determine if indeed his suspicions were correct for her cause of death.

Here is a post regarding information for your VET and the necropsy.
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#1404246 - 09/16/16 03:31 PM Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez]
Feather Offline

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12415
Loc: Wisconsin
I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in your memories of her. Glide Free Little Lola :rbridge:
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Khayman & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

#1404253 - 09/16/16 03:57 PM Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez]
HoneyChild Offline
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Registered: 05/24/16
Posts: 69
Loc: South Florida
This is awful! I'm so sorry to hear you lost one of your babies. I would be so devastated. :hbreak: :sorry:

#1404264 - 09/16/16 05:39 PM Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez]
azsugarbearlover Offline
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Registered: 09/16/16
Posts: 2
Loc: arizona, usa
I never have had a glider but i have had lots of other kinds of pets. i know how attached ppl get to their furkids and how devastating losing them is. I am soooo sorry about little lolas passing. I lost two 16 year old dogs in the past year and cried a lot over them.
they were both from the humane society here. i was a dog walker and fell in love with them. pets are family and many times we spend more time with them than the two-legged ones. God bless you and may He comfort you in your sorrow.

#1404265 - 09/16/16 05:57 PM Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez]
sugarfluff Offline
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Registered: 05/03/16
Posts: 153
Loc: South Dakota
I'm so sorry for your loss, I know this must be so difficult for you. She was such a cute girl and what a great photo of her. I hope the fond memories you have of her help your heart heal.

Mine are also on the BML diet, did your vet say what caused too much starch in her diet? Is it preventable?

I sincerely hope your little Stitch stays healty and happy.

:grey: Buttercup :leu: Falcore :wfb: Smores

#1404267 - 09/16/16 06:05 PM Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez]
Ladymagyver Offline

Registered: 10/07/14
Posts: 2547
Loc: SW Missouri
So sorry... May she eat till her heart's content over the :rbridge:

Inhale the future...
Exhale the past...

Fiona :grey:
Dot :grey:


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