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#157820 - 10/15/06 09:42 PM What is going on??????????
Anonymous
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One of my pairs hasn't been eating much and has been spending a lot of time in the pouch. I thought maybe they were mating or something like that so I didn't put much thought into it. Well, tonight I got them out and put them right next to the food and they started eating. I noticed that the girl had licked a spot hairless and maybe even a little raw down by her pouch. The boy climbed down the cage a little and then I noticed his belly has no hair on it and it looks like his pom is missing some hair. These gliders have done very well since I got them and none of my gliders have been sick to this point. Can someone please tell me what is going on and how to fix it.

Thank you

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#157822 - 10/15/06 09:45 PM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: ]
glidrz5 Offline
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Registered: 06/13/01
Posts: 7297
Loc: Quincy, IL
I'm not sure what is going on, but I would recommend a vet visit for them both. Sorry I can't be of more help.
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Chris
Illusion, Malcom, Isabell, Annabelle, Zach, Isis, Aly & Indy
AND Miss Emmy & Miss Chloe kitties

:rbridge: My Angels: You are always in my heart.

You've flown to the rainbow
and wait there for me
Someday I will join you
together to be



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#157834 - 10/15/06 10:14 PM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: glidrz5]
Karin Offline
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Registered: 09/06/01
Posts: 11583
Loc: Sycamore Illinois
All that you are describing sounds like illness of some sort. I would see a vet and have them do an exam on the female's pouch, as well as urinalysis on both. Any change in behavior/look warrants a vet consult. Please keep us posted.
Karin
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#157890 - 10/16/06 04:23 AM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: Karin]
Xfilefan Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
The way you describe this reminds me of a glider named Firefly. I would have a vet visit ASAP. This glider's case was extreme, but it didn't start out as bad as it looks at the point when the pic was taken.

Here is the thread (with pics) on Firefly. If it sounds/looks ANYthing at all like this case, please take the information and get your babies into the vet. worried

http://www.sugarglider.net/ubbthreads/ub...e=0&fpart=1
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Jen/Colin :bb: Commander Riker 12 16 02-10 04 12 you will be FOREVER missed :wfb: Sinbad, :wfb: Gabby, :grey: Baby, and :grey: Alley

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#158238 - 10/16/06 07:59 PM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: Xfilefan]
Anonymous
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Firefly was my baby and I just FINALLY got the necropsy result back. t turns out he was septic, stemming from a drug-resistant staph infection. They din't know why he got it, speculation was perhaps a depressed immune system, but they had him on an oral antibiotic and a topical one, neither of which did any good. Maybe ask about a culture and sensitivity? Also, his brother Rocket now has smethiung going on. I had him at the vet tonight with what looked like a seizure and she gave me Trimethoprim. She said that this is a med used for staph infections and is one of very few antibiotics that penetrates the blood/brain barrier and can help with possible nervous system infections. Please go to the vet ASAP!! What I went through with Firefly was horrible, hopefully this imformation can give you something to go on or at least ask about! Please feel free to pm me if you have any questions/comments!

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#159305 - 10/18/06 10:16 PM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: ]
Anonymous
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They didn't make it. Darren passed 2 nights ago and Destiny passed last night. This is too much!

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#159324 - 10/18/06 10:51 PM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: ]
Xfilefan Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
I'm so sorry for your loss!! cry

I'll move this to Real Stories now.
Know that your babies are at the Bridge and waiting for you!
hug2 hug2
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Jen/Colin :bb: Commander Riker 12 16 02-10 04 12 you will be FOREVER missed :wfb: Sinbad, :wfb: Gabby, :grey: Baby, and :grey: Alley

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#159328 - 10/18/06 11:03 PM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: Xfilefan]
Anonymous
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cry hug2 I'm very sorry for your loss. Your babies are at the rainbow bridge and feel no pain, they are happy and care free. They passed knowing they were very much loved. hug2

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#159331 - 10/18/06 11:08 PM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: ]
Lynsie Offline
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Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 8321
Loc: Quincy, IL 62305
Oh Devin, I am so sorry. You might want to get a necropsy done in case that have something that was contagous to your other gliders.
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#159354 - 10/19/06 02:05 AM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: Lynsie]
SugarBlossoms Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
Devin, I'm so very sorry to see this frown I know how much you love them. HUGS

I tried to read about Firefly but most of the threads don't work anymore. I don't understand what's going on and what happened to Firefly or Devin's babies. Is this an infection from something or SM?
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Keeper of Handprints on my Heart, You left your Footprints on my soul.
My precious loves that left to quickly, Peanut, Katie
Isabella, Kiwi, Bonnie and Monroe.

Spread your wings and glide free of pain,
Until the day I see you again.

God speed my precious angels. I love you. Mama.

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#159367 - 10/19/06 03:52 AM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: SugarBlossoms]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I am terribly sorry that you lost your babies. I think everyone here knows how heartbreaking that is.

I wanted to ask about Rocket. Could you please descibe the symptoms he has with the seizures? The reason I ask is, we took in a little boy we named Cowboy about a year ago, who had what we feel is a seizure not 5 minutes after his owner left him with us. He was shaking horrible, had his mouth clamped down tight, and actually became to salivate and drool. We thought it may be diet related as he had not been on a good diet for his 7 years of life. We gave him some honey on our finger and within a couple of minutes he came out of it. Now I will be honest, I couldn't tell you if he came out of it due to the honey, or the seizure was simply over.

We put him with a female, and he was fine for 6 months, until in a 3 day period, he suddenly had 2 more seizures. We have yet to figure out the cause. He was being fed a good diet, the vet said he looked totally healthy, and he was living a stress-free life with his new female Sassy.

If you are able to find any information on what could cause seizures, or medications to help, please let us know. So far, the answers to this have elluded us!

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#159392 - 10/19/06 07:32 AM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Devin, I'm so sorry for your loss. You are a good glider parent and I know that you did everything possible for them. hug2

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#159399 - 10/19/06 08:15 AM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: ]
bugsmama Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 745
Loc: Hattiesburg, MS
I'm so sorry for the loss of your babies. I can't imagine how heartbreaking it must be for you. Know that while you watched over them, they are now watching over you. hug2
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T & B ~my bio babies
N,C,G & H ~ step babies
Wraith & Rayna and soon to be Izzy & Ali~Gliderbabies
Max ~ my German Shepherd
And wife to the most amazing man I've ever met! smile

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#159406 - 10/19/06 08:29 AM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: bugsmama]
Anonymous
Unregistered


{{{{Hugs}}}} I'm so sorry for you and your babies. They will be waiting for you!

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#159413 - 10/19/06 08:40 AM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: ]
BeckiT Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 16083
Loc: Manitowoc, WI
So sorry you lost your babies!!
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#159455 - 10/19/06 10:31 AM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I accompany you in your grief. Your babies know that you loved them and did all that you could for them. Know that you will be together again. So very sorry! cry gangel

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#159516 - 10/19/06 12:11 PM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
I am so sorry for the loss of your babies! Lots of hugs and prayers to you.

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#159569 - 10/19/06 02:03 PM Re: What is going on?????????? [Re: LSardou]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Sorry to hear of your loss. hug2

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