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#195467 - 01/04/07 10:07 AM 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon
Anonymous
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Hi,
Its been a long time since I've posted.
History: I moved to Texas and do not have a glider vet here. I have been feeding the Bourban modified leadbetters diet for ever (with calcium and herbtivite). With fruit and vegs and occational treats. Have not fed meal worms or crickets for long time (years). They are fed regularly and well cared for.

My 5 year old neutered male Pockets is extremely ill. I was not the one that fed New Years Night, but they were fed the normal. Were not played with as we were rushing. So I know that they were okay the night before. Its hard to tell how much he was eating as his lady is a big eater also.

Problem: When I fed on the first, his head was so wobbly that he could not keep it still to eat. He was strong, but was having trouble holding on. We hand fed him some applesauce as that was all he would eat. He is dehydrated, so we gave him water also. He had an appetite. His stomach was a huge hard ball. His mate's was hard also, but smaller and she is fine so far.

Next day, took him to doc - who deals with exotics, but not gliders. He does not know anyone that deals with gliders in San Antonio area. He gave us mineral oil, and calcium gluconate. Thought he had a blockage since he had not pooped and maybe a calc deficiency. Did not want to attempt to give him an iv. and said that an xray would not make a difference because he would not change the treatment. Granted, this vet fit us in between surgeries and is not a glider vet and was doing his best.

We have had to hand feed him. He puts up no fight at all, except a few attempts to keep his jaw shut. He as pooped a little, but is not eating alot-its very soft. His stomach is soft now, but my daughter thinks it looks "gasy" He is having a hard time keeping his head up, but his spastic movements are only occasional. His skin is hanging on him and he is still dehydrated. But he did come out of the pouch last night and this a.m. and lick a tiny bit of applesauce.

I am calling trying to find a vet but so far have not had any luck.

Please help - if anyone can call me on my cell it will not be long distance.

And if anyone can give me Bourban's cell number I would appreciate it - he is one of her baby's babies.

Any help or advice would be great.
We are desperate. Excuse my spelling - I am a little shaky.

Debi (Curtsinger) from Virginia originally.
830 741 2506 (Home) 210 216 7551 (Cell)

Glider's names "Pockets" and Phoenix

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#195475 - 01/04/07 10:22 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Don't know what could be wrong, but in the mean time, here is the vet listings for Texas. Maybe you can find one more glider knowledgeable here. http://www.glidercentral.net/links/pages/Vets_Database/United_States/Texas/index.html

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#195477 - 01/04/07 10:39 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
jacknsally Offline
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Registered: 03/30/05
Posts: 3224
Loc: North Fort Worth - TX
see post below
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Ñancy
~Always on my mind & in my heart Jack, Sally & Serenity~


Mobmilli's Boutique

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#195478 - 01/04/07 10:41 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
FURBYnGIZMO Offline
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Registered: 03/17/06
Posts: 3295
Loc: Chicago, IL

Yes please look at the list provided and get this little one another vet ASAP

Those are not any good signs and I hope you get him help soon...

Please keep us posted worried

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Furby -- Kalila -- Deuce -- Gizmo

Furby :grey: Kalila :wfb: Deuce :leu:

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#195479 - 01/04/07 10:41 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: jacknsally]
Anonymous
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Here are some numbers under the red emergency contact button.

Ellen Ross
757) 340-6768

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Xfilefan - Jen
Home 435-783-6097 Cell 435-640-9438

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KarenE
(501) 227-6568
If no answer, please leave a message.

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Mary Holcombe
(979) 478-7546
If no answer, please leave a message.

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Dawn Acker
(330) 334-3078

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Danielle
(815) 622-7933

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Meredith
(727) 698-2878 If no answer, please leave a message with a number









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#195484 - 01/04/07 10:46 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
jacknsally Offline
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Registered: 03/30/05
Posts: 3224
Loc: North Fort Worth - TX
debi- these are recommended vets in san antonio- from the vet links

start with this dr

Glider veterinarian
Broadway Animal Hospital 8221 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-7481 Dr. Thomas E. Vice By Appointment Dr. Vice is an excellent veterinarian. He's been seening exotics, including Sugar Gliders, for years.


or
Alamo Heights Pet Clinc San
Alamo Heights Pet Clinc San Antonio 210-821-5544



Castle West Animal Hospital
11105 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78213 (210)344-8259

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Ñancy
~Always on my mind & in my heart Jack, Sally & Serenity~


Mobmilli's Boutique

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#195486 - 01/04/07 10:50 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
Dancing Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
I have tried to call Bourbon for you but got her voice mail. I left a message to come to this post, also your name and phone numbers.


I want to add here, even though the vet gave you mineral oil, do not give this to your glider. If he asperates it, it can kill him...USE VEGITABLE oil instead. It will do the same thing but not pose the same risks.


Edited by Dancing (01/04/07 10:52 AM)
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But I'd of had to miss the dance


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#195487 - 01/04/07 10:51 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: jacknsally]
Carrie T Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 06/10/01
Posts: 4049
Loc: Doniphan Mo
Sent Bourbons number via pm. I'm praying for you. heart

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#195490 - 01/04/07 10:56 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: Carrie T]
thefotokat Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1360
Loc: Ft. Pierce, FL
Teresa, I left voice mail and email for Bourbon as well. Just spoke w/Debi on phone and she's on other line w/her vet and will call me back.
_________________________
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SouthEast Sugar Gliders
SESG Rescue and Sanctuary
SECARES
Go To The Vet!!!

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#195495 - 01/04/07 11:05 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: thefotokat]
morksmom Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 08/30/06
Posts: 1906
Loc: Texas
Prayers sent your way. I pm'd you numbers. Hope you can find something out soon. Keep us posted please. hug2


Edited by morksmom (01/04/07 11:05 AM)

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#195497 - 01/04/07 11:15 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: morksmom]
BeckiT Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 16083
Loc: Manitowoc, WI
Debi, sending prayers your way!!
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Glidin' High Sugar Gliders
So You Want to Own a Sugar Glider? Read and Share wink

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#195513 - 01/04/07 12:02 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: BeckiT]
Bourbon Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 04/01/99
Posts: 5333
Loc: Bee-Bopping round SnakePit USA
thank you all, i contacted debi and she was on her way to the vet..
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SGGA

CustomCruiser

BML

Sugar Glider Genetic Project

321-331-1608

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#195519 - 01/04/07 12:09 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: Bourbon]
Carrie T Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 06/10/01
Posts: 4049
Loc: Doniphan Mo
Wonderful news, thanks for the update Bourbon. Still sending lots of prayers Debi's way. hug2

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#195525 - 01/04/07 12:20 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: Carrie T]
minkasmom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 5965
Loc: Northeast Indiana
Please keep us posted on how things turn out....lots of good thoughts & hard prayers going your way.
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Slave to:
28 gliders,
5 cats,
and ONE husband (can't handle two, lol!)
gangel Remembering all my lost loves cry

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#195576 - 01/04/07 02:05 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: minkasmom]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Praying for this baby. It's a good sign that he has pooped and that his tummy is softer. sounds like either HLP (because of wobbly head) or maybe liver (hardness could have been an enlarged liver?). I'm just guessing here. I'll be interested to see what the vet says.

BTW, I've heard there is a consultation line to the Healesville Sanctuary in Australia that U.S. vets can call to consult with thier vets. Sorry I don't know the number, but I think it was Jett who told me about it. You could PM her.

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#195602 - 01/04/07 02:43 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
Bourbon Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 04/01/99
Posts: 5333
Loc: Bee-Bopping round SnakePit USA
she just got out of the vet and is on her way home, I will stand back and wait for her to update you on pockets.

I will tell you my prayers are with both of them and this will be an uphill fight for them both.

Deb, my love to you, and glad to see you are okay, would love to have you stay now that you found your way back to us.
_________________________
Baybe,My Roots

SGGA

CustomCruiser

BML

Sugar Glider Genetic Project

321-331-1608

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#195641 - 01/04/07 03:52 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Just got back from the vet, thanks for the recommendation, he was wonderful. It was great seeing someone that really knew Gliders. He thought it was an underlying infection which was affecting his CNS. He gave him fluid shot directly into his stomach so it would absorb into his system quickly, also gave baytril and calcium injections.

He sent home antibiodics and fluids. We are to keep him warm, keep hand feeding, giving him the fluids at least 3X a day and the baytril. I am supposed to keep in touch with the vet by phone to see what we do next.

We could not get a fecal and he was afraid to stress him any further by taking blood. He did not think his system could take being sedated.

All is well right now - he is so weak. I will keep you all informed of his progress.

I cannot say how much I appreciate all the support and phone calls. I was in a real panic. My daughter is a vet tech so she will give him the fluids for me and I can handle the rest.

Thank you again,

Debi & Pockets (Poco) mlove

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#195645 - 01/04/07 03:53 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


hug2 Thank you for the update. You and Pockets will be in our prayers and thoughts for a quick recovery.

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#195652 - 01/04/07 04:03 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I to will be parying for you and pockets.. I hope for a quick recovery...

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#195654 - 01/04/07 04:06 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
BeckiT Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/29/06
Posts: 16083
Loc: Manitowoc, WI
Prayers headed your way!!
_________________________
~Becki & Crew~
Glidin' High Sugar Gliders
So You Want to Own a Sugar Glider? Read and Share wink

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#195655 - 01/04/07 04:07 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
pappy1264 Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 11015
Loc: MA
Praying for Pockets (and you)! Please keep us posted.
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Mary

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#195658 - 01/04/07 04:14 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: pappy1264]
Cora Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 04/16/05
Posts: 6573
Loc: Kilgore, Texas
A lot of people here are pulling for pockets and you!!!! Get well soon little fella. Cora
_________________________
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903-808-1142

http://www.freewebs.com/angelfish_37/index.htm

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#195707 - 01/04/07 05:52 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: Cora]
Anonymous
Unregistered


hope all is well!!!

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#195708 - 01/04/07 05:54 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
Xglider Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
Debi…. hug2 hug2 hug2

Praying for you all…. heart


And…

B > I was about to dial your number… hit refresh and saw others had already called you… hug2

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glider family and think of my friends often!!!

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#195857 - 01/04/07 11:09 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: Xglider]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Update:
We were getting him out for his fluids when we saw him drinking and eating by himself- just a little, but at least he was trying. Then after his fluids, I was cuddling him when he stuck his head out of my shirt and stole a cookie from my husband - it was so cute I almost cryed. He just took a couple of bites and then got tired again, but he is holding his head up tonight and sniffing at everything.
Thanks for your prayers...and all your advice and phone calls. I had forgotten how great you guys are...its been a long time since I was involved - with my mother's health and our move - but now I'm back - and hopefully with my little guy. We only have the two now. Deedlit (8 yrs old) died the day before our move and Solo (her mate died the next day).
Here's to tomorrow!

Debi

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#195859 - 01/04/07 11:23 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I am so happy that Pockets is doing better! It's so scary when a beloved pet gets sick because it can be hard to realize what is wrong with them. I really can't give you any advice, but I really wanted to tell you that I am happy he is doing better and I pray that will continue. Good luck and keep us posted!

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#195862 - 01/04/07 11:39 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
myprideandjoys Offline
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Registered: 03/05/06
Posts: 456
Loc: Eureka,Nv
Prayers for you and Pocket being sent.
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6 sugar babies Gizmo,Munchkin,Pepcy,Stinkbug,Egypt&Cairo all living in 1 cage now
and 3 dogs Cassie,Isis & Tiye

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#195864 - 01/04/07 11:40 PM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
thefotokat Offline
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Registered: 06/23/06
Posts: 1360
Loc: Ft. Pierce, FL
hug2 hug2 Thanks for the update! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.
hug2 hug2
_________________________
Kate
SouthEast Sugar Gliders
SESG Rescue and Sanctuary
SECARES
Go To The Vet!!!

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#195878 - 01/05/07 12:50 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: thefotokat]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Debi, here are some hugs hug2 for you and Pockets and some heart from all of us. Glad to hear that Pockets is improving. I hope he continues to get better and quits worrying his grandmother Bourbon. You have a good long talk with him about that, OK? Please keep us posted on his progress.

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#195882 - 01/05/07 01:04 AM Re: 911- PLEASE RESPOND Soon [Re: ]
TracieB Offline
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Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 4338
Loc: Lenexa, KS
I'm glad to hear that Pockets is doing better. Hopefully that means he is on his way to a full recovery. Sending prayers, good thoughts and lots more hug2 hug2 hug2 your way.
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