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#217365 - 02/13/07 04:33 AM HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED
Anonymous
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All the vets are closed and I am out of lactated ringers. (I am a vet tech) I took in 4 rescues tonight and they are going down hill. I have gatoraide, apple juice, and pedylite. They will not drink by mouth. I also have liquid calcium carbonate, sodium bicarb, sodium chloride, and a few other meds. Anything I can give them sub-q that will get them for about 3 more hours?

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#217368 - 02/13/07 04:41 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: Anonymous]
SugarBlossoms Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
You will need to get them hydrated ASAP! Where are you? I have a bag of I.V fluids for gliders here. You can use the insulin needles and go just under the skin behind the neck. You cannot to my knowledge give them anything else but the I.V fluids.

Do you know how to force feed? Put the Pedialyte in a syringe WITHOUT needle, hold them in your left hand and feed the Ped inside the mouth towards cheek. You don't want to aspirate them so you will have to be very careful! Don't point the syringe toward the throat!
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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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#217369 - 02/13/07 04:42 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: SugarBlossoms]
SugarBlossoms Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
Have you done a tent test? Are you sure they are dehydrated or could something else be going on?

Use your thumb and forefinger on each side of head to gently squeeze mouth open to force feed.
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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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#217372 - 02/13/07 04:49 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: SugarBlossoms]
Anonymous
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No, I've done the tent test and they are dehydrated. Some of the gliders even had fur come out when I did it. I have force feed puppies before, but am afraid to do it to these little ones. I have gotten them to take some fluids by mouth finally, but they arent moving much and are falling all in their BML. I'm in KY

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#217373 - 02/13/07 04:52 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: Anonymous]
SugarBlossoms Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
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Loc: USA
WHERE in Ky????? I'm near Ft. Knox!!
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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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#217374 - 02/13/07 04:52 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: Anonymous]
Anonymous
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Quote:
I also have liquid calcium carbonate, sodium bicarb, sodium chloride, and a few other meds. Anything I can give them sub-q that will get them for about 3 more hours?


Are any of these meds injectable?

If so sub q them with, in order of preference

sweet ringers
D5W
normal saline

Keep us posted

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#217375 - 02/13/07 04:52 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: SugarBlossoms]
SugarBlossoms Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
I have all the equipment to get them sub q'd!
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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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#217376 - 02/13/07 04:57 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: SugarBlossoms]
Anonymous
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I'm about 3 hours from you SugarBlossoms. I think I'm just going to keep trying with fluids by mouth and keep calling around to see if any vets will come in early for me.

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#217377 - 02/13/07 04:58 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Right now they need fluids, warmth and sugar in their systems.

Keep them warm and try either the sub q or by mouth hydration. By mouth you can also use honey water. Honey is high in glucose which is used as fuel by the brain and will keep their blood sugar up.

Once you get something in them, give them about 10 minutes and try again by mouth. They will not take much at first, but in a few minutes will have a little more strength to take a little more by mouth.

If you sub q them, they will perk up quickly and you can then push some sugars by mouth. Once you have their blood sugar up, they will be able to eat food, like the bml.

It sounds like they just do not have the strength to eat.

Once you get them taken care of, take a minute to register, it is fast, easy and free and will allow you to access all areas of the board.

Godspeed

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#217378 - 02/13/07 05:00 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: Anonymous]
SugarBlossoms Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
Oh no...I was so hoping we were close together!

Yes, keep trying with fluids.

If you register, we can PM you. Let us know what city you in or close to and we can help find a vet.

Please let us know how they are. We are praying for you all!
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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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#217386 - 02/13/07 05:31 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: SugarBlossoms]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Thank you ALL! The honey water worked and they are drinking alot of it and moving around better. I did find a vet who will open for me in an hour and get me some ringers and let me get some tests ran.

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#217388 - 02/13/07 05:34 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: Anonymous]
snowmanda Offline
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Registered: 11/06/06
Posts: 839
Loc: South Carolina
Please register after your babies are more stable. I am glad they are doing better. Keep us updated.
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#217397 - 02/13/07 06:04 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: snowmanda]
SugarBlossoms Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
That's great!!! Thanks for the update! smile
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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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#217399 - 02/13/07 06:37 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: SugarBlossoms]
sugarglidersuz Offline
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Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 14788
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Glad you were able to find an accomodating vet!
Please register & give us an update after you get back from the vet's. I'm going to move this over to Health & Hygiene now...
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#217538 - 02/13/07 10:54 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: sugarglidersuz]
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Registered: 01/18/05
Posts: 11157
Loc: Tampa, FL
Hopeing for a positive update on these little ones ...
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#217646 - 02/13/07 12:59 PM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: Xglider]
Anonymous
Unregistered


So glad to hear they perked up and that you were able to find a vet to help them out.

Looking for an update on their condition.

We are keeping you in our prayers.

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#218693 - 02/15/07 04:40 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Still hoping for an update....

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#218704 - 02/15/07 05:34 AM Re: HELP GLIDERS SEVERLY DEHYDRATED [Re: ]
SugarBlossoms Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
Me too, I've been thinking about them a lot. Hope all is well!
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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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