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#221339 - 02/20/07 01:41 AM Saga of Josh and Luke
Lynsie Offline
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Registered: 02/07/05
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Loc: Quincy, IL 62305
Well Kair has done it again, failed to raise her joeys. A lot of you will remember her last joey, Mr. Wiggles that I hand fed. Well, Kair had 2 more boys oop on 2.15.07. They were both very healthy at 14g and were doing great until yesterday.

Yesterday I checked on the boys and Luke(wf) was very dehydrated and emaciated but his brother Josh(normal) had a full tummy of milk. So I supplemented Luke and returned him to mom. This morning both of the boys were dehydrated and emaciated. I was hoping to just be able to supplement but I noticed when I went to return one of the joeys to the teat that the milk glands were hard, I came to the conclusion that she could not provide milk for her babies (see thread "Hard Milk Glands-Need Advice") Okay, that's fine I will take over the feedings, but at least I have mom and dad there to do all the dirty work. Right? Wrong! I checked on the boys again about an hour ago and both were crying and Luke was at the top of the pouch freezing cold and Josh was at the bottom by himself and not warm either. Kair is going to be retired from breeding now.

Sooo. . . .once again I am hand feeding 2 little boys. The joys of a hand fed baby are indescribable but I am not looking forward the the sleepless nights.

Luke has been eating well but I just can't seem to get his belly full. Josh is doing okay but he is not eating as much as I would like him to. If I can just get thier bellies full I would be happy.

Here are the photos of them when they were just 1 day oop, I will try to get new pics soon. http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c163/LuckyYouGliders/Kair%20And%20Bear/Previous%20Joeys/Josh%20and%20Luke%20021507/

I made this thread because I know I am going to need it. At some point I am going to need all the words of encouragement and will more than likely need help at some point too.
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#221341 - 02/20/07 01:54 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: Lynsie]
Lynsie Offline
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Registered: 02/07/05
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Loc: Quincy, IL 62305
Just tried to feed the boys but they were not hungry. They did potty for me though, YAY!! But they both now weigh about 12g, I hope they pull through this, they are pretty skinny.
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#221345 - 02/20/07 02:45 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: Lynsie]
BeckiT Offline
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Lyns, you know we're pulling for these boys to make it!! Wiggles sends kisses to you, and I send my prayers that these guys make it through for you!
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#221350 - 02/20/07 05:02 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: BeckiT]
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They have beautiful faces, but they do look a little scrawny in the body. What are you feeding them?


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#221361 - 02/20/07 06:07 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: ]
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You know we're here for you! Call me if I can help in any way... hug2 hug2 hug2
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#221367 - 02/20/07 07:06 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: sugarglidersuz]
Lynsie Offline
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When those pics were taken they were healthy and being fed by mom.

cry I'm sorry to say that this saga has ended, the boys didn't make it through the night cry I don't know what went wrong, they both ate at 2:30. Then I went to feed them at 4:30 and Luke was dead, then at 6:30 I found Josh dead. The only thing I can think of is that they were too dehydrated to start with.
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#221370 - 02/20/07 07:18 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: Lynsie]
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Im so sorry. That has to be so hard frown

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#221375 - 02/20/07 07:47 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: ]
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upset hug2 hug2 hug2

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#221386 - 02/20/07 08:21 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: ]
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cry hug2 hug2 hug2
Im so sorry...........................Cora
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#221388 - 02/20/07 08:28 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: ]
BeckiT Offline
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cry i was pulling so hard for wiggle's brothers Lyns! I'm so sorry you lost them frown hug2

*Going to move this to real stories now
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#221389 - 02/20/07 08:28 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: Cora]
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aww lynsie that's awful.... I hope you'll know that you did all you could. I've only talked to you via email a few times, but know that if you need ANYTHING you can call or email me. I'm so sorry.(205)-647-5038

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#221398 - 02/20/07 08:50 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: ]
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I'm so sorry Lynsie. I know you tried with these little guys. hug2 hug2 hug2
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#221403 - 02/20/07 08:58 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: glidrz5]
RSXTC Offline
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Registered: 02/27/06
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Loc: Albany, NY
Oh nooo! upset

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#221404 - 02/20/07 08:59 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: glidrz5]
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Lynsie- I am so sorry to hear about the twins.. Know that you are in my thoughts.. hug2 Diana and Stinker
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#221439 - 02/20/07 10:59 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: JayAndDiana]
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Lynsie, I'm sorry those little guys didn't make it. cry hug2 hug2
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#221444 - 02/20/07 11:06 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: TracieB]
Sheila Offline
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Registered: 02/05/00
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Loc: Ok
Lynsie, I am so sorry. I wish you had called me. I had to get up at 4 for a shipping. I will call you later.
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#221447 - 02/20/07 11:14 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: Sheila]
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I am soory you lost your babies 8(

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#221576 - 02/20/07 03:58 PM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: ]
Lynsie Offline
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Loc: Quincy, IL 62305
Thanks guys
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#221596 - 02/20/07 04:45 PM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: Lynsie]
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{{{Hugs}}} I'm sorry your babies didn't make it frown

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#222632 - 02/22/07 06:28 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: ]
SweetGliders Offline
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Registered: 10/17/01
Posts: 2400
Loc: Tulsa, OK, USA
Oh Lynsie, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your little twin boys... Anytime you need any help, Please don't hestitate just call me. Sending huggs your way.....
hug2 hug2 hug2

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#222740 - 02/22/07 11:09 AM Re: Saga of Josh and Luke [Re: SweetGliders]
StitchsMom Offline
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Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 10569
Loc: IL (St. Louis area)
How heartbreaking! cry I'm so sorry, Lynsie!
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