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#249957 - 04/01/07 01:32 PM Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support.
Gil Offline
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Registered: 09/06/02
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Loc: Orlando
Remember me? I am here to share a story and ask to keep a dear friend in your thoughts and perhaps prayer. Marble, my first glider ever is sick, dangerously sick. I travel out of town often, way too often. I came back from a 5 day trip to find Marble with his face swollen and making pain noises. I jumped on my truck and we went to Jancy vet care (The best!) After an evaluation, the doctor showed me how marble's eye was destroyed and his face has significant trauma. It seems he got the injury from a fight with his sweet mate, dart. This is likely to happen when marble wants to mate and dart has a head ache. Marble has an infection in his eye socket. His nose was also damaged and has hard time breathing. He is in significant pain and discomfort. He was put on antibiotics, vitamins, pain killer and a mild anabolic to help with his swelling. He is miserable. I am miserable. It seems the injury is preventing Marble from eating and he has lost a significant amount of weight. he is getting all of the vet care available and I am not cutting any corners.
There was a time when Marble played a part of the Glider world that made a difference. His pictures have helped raise money fro the formerly great cause of Emergency vet Fund and his siluette is a popular sticker that has been distributed in many glider gatherings and among some of my friends.
Marble is in pain and in jeopardy to losing this battle. He is fragile but at the same time, I see him with a little spark, jumping and struggling to fend for himself. Here I am, days away from turning 40 years young/old. I have been asked by y wife a couple of times what do I want for my big 4-0. What do you give a guy who has everything he ever wanted ( I have low standards!) I want Marble back. Sure, he will have one eye, and will look a little funny. If he survives and makes it, I will enjoy making fun of him. I may even change his name to One Eye Willy! It does not matter. All I want is my Baby Boy back, healthy. He will always be the most beautiful Glider ever. He looked Gorgeous 6 years ago, he will look stunning 8 years from now. that's my prayer.

Regards to all.


Gil...& Marble.


Edited by Gil (04/01/07 01:59 PM)
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#249964 - 04/01/07 01:43 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: Gil]
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you are in my prayers lots of hugs!!

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#249968 - 04/01/07 01:48 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: ]
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Praying for the best good luck smile

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#249981 - 04/01/07 02:06 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: ]
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Registered: 10/28/06
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Sending the best wishes your way for a speedy recovery for Marble.
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#250001 - 04/01/07 02:46 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: Kitkatt1216]
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Registered: 08/05/99
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OH Gil, I am sorry sorry about Marble. I am sitting here looking at the pictures you made for us and just crying.

Can you help him eat? OH please keep us updated.

I don't know what to tell you that you don't alread know, but if I can help my number is 757-40-6768.

Many prayers are going your way.
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#250022 - 04/01/07 03:10 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: Ellen]
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All my thoughts are with you and Marble! He's a cutie pie, but I'm sure he's much stronger than he let's on! hug2

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#250024 - 04/01/07 03:12 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: Ellen]
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Sending many hugs and prayers to you & Marble hug2 hug2 hug2
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#250032 - 04/01/07 03:21 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: sugarglidersuz]
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hug2 Hope everything turns out OK for Marble heart

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#250050 - 04/01/07 03:45 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: ]
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Registered: 06/15/05
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sending my prayers for your marble and hugs for you hope things get better quickly. You tell marble to hang in there that he's just to tough of an old man to get sick like this.

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#250064 - 04/01/07 04:08 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: silverwolf]
Gil Offline
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Registered: 09/06/02
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Loc: Orlando
Thanks to all for yout thoughts. Paranoid idiot that I am, I went back to the vet for help with the feeing and the administration of medications. I have to travel out of town again for business tomorrow night. My wife will be put on guard and I will advise her to check with the board if anything should arise. Marble seems to be doing a little better, but his glands under his neck see a bit swolen. Still, we gave him pain medication and attibiotics. I also have a tume of animal vitamins and a mix the vet gave me to supplement his diet. he has trouble drinking & eating so, I am attending to him every hour. If I run out of cash and I have to pawn a camera to take him to the vet how ever many times it takes, so be it. Maybe I could pawn my wife's garden tools and swewing machine. Any offers? It's a Huskavarna!


Keeping a positive attitude!
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#250083 - 04/01/07 04:41 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: Gil]
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Gil PM sent.
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#250089 - 04/01/07 04:59 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: Ellen]
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Many prayers being sent to you and Marble. hug2


It sounds like Marble is getting the best possible chance to fight...but if there's any help needed from a fellow Floridian, just ask...

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#250104 - 04/01/07 05:36 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: ]
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You and you baby boy will be in our thoughts and prayers. I wish you both nothing but the very best! I hope Marble is feeling better, bouncing around his cage and living a long, happy life as soon as he possibly can!

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#250118 - 04/01/07 05:53 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your suppor. [Re: ]
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Registered: 02/22/03
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Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Hopes and prayers for your little guy, Gil. hug2 hug2
I just went $500 into debt, and spent almost $1000 cash for Chronos' last illness, so I know how that is. You can also ask your vet about CareCredit if you need to-you can take up to a year to repay, and it's interest free. I'm not sure if they can apply for an amount based on an estimate of expected expenses, but it might be worth asking. Chronos' last day was $847.00, so I financed $500 worth payable over 6 months, and scrounged up the rest-not sure how high a limit that has. May be worth a look before selling your cameras (your pics are just AWESOME!!)

Anyway-all my hopes with you and yours. hug2
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#250141 - 04/01/07 06:19 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: Gil]
Gil Offline
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Registered: 09/06/02
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Loc: Orlando
Thanks to all for your thoughts.
here is Marble a couple of years ago. This will be one of my all time favorite pictures of him. He has always been so healthy, strong and most of all, spolied.


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#250147 - 04/01/07 06:29 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: Gil]
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OO wow what color is he?
A cinn?

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#250160 - 04/01/07 06:46 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: ]
Gil Offline
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Loc: Orlando
He is a Cinnamon.
I get teary eye every time I think of him and what's he is enduring. I am supposed to be this tough guy who works at industrial facilities traveling from state to state and riding his motorcycle in the week ends...but deep inside, I am a total whimp.
But this is about Him. The Alfa Glider of the colony who is fighting tooth & Nail.
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#250176 - 04/01/07 07:07 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: Gil]
KarenE Offline
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Registered: 03/25/00
Posts: 41295
Loc: LittleRock, AR USA
Gil, I am so sorry this is happening to Marble. Like you said, he has been around GC for quite some time as have you.

You are both being held close to many hearts and in many prayers.

Tell your wife not to hesitate to come to the board and post in the Emergency Forum if she needs us while you are away. Someone is always on and can ready one of us.
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#250361 - 04/01/07 11:30 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: KarenE]
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Gil, I'm so sorry to hear about Marble. We're all here pulling for him. Give him a little chin rub for me, no on second thought just a pat on the head. Don't wanna rub where it hurts. frown


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#250560 - 04/02/07 09:43 AM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: ]
Gil Offline
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Registered: 09/06/02
Posts: 890
Loc: Orlando
Update.
Last night, the little guy woke up in slighly better spirits. He does not seem to me eating on his own. My wife and I gave him his antibiotics, pain medication, prescribed vitamins and some BML mixed with Yogurt juice via a small pet bottle. All of these a gently forced feedings. This morning we repeated all of the above plus an anti-inflamatory medication that should be given every two days. The reason I am so detailed, is for a couple of reasons.

First-If anybody else goes through something like this after me, this thread could provide hints of things to expect. This situation could have easily been considered by some as a self-cured incident and simply provide the glider with some Neosporin into the affected area and done. I know that was my first instinct until I took a closer look to the injury and freeaked out driving like a maniac to the vet. So far, the cost of this entire procedures has been $220. Not a bad price to pay for emergency vet care.
Second- If anybody else has experienced something like this, maybe they can provide detailed help based on their experience and perhaps provide better ideas on how to better care for my spell casting creature. I am open for suggestions.

His trauma consisted apparenmtly on a bite from his partner. At times, tehy can fight continiously when Marbel wants a little romance and Dart has a headache. The rejection this time was brutal. It seems that one set of teeth went right through his eye and the other set of theeth through his nose. Therfor, we have to damaged areas. The eye was completely destroyed and the nose was puctured. Both injuries were infected and causing all kinds oif complications. I was out of town when this happened and my wife did not notice. She did mention that for the last two days, more BML and fruit were left on the dish that normal. We estimated he did not eat for about two days.

I know tyhis is a ,ong message. I hope there would be a data base where these injuries, treatments and advise coule be stored for further support.

As I type, I am atb teh airport leaving for another assignment. My wife will carry the torch until Thursday. I advise her to check with this board in case she needs additional advise and I am not available. I do plan of calling every single time possible but the nature of my work could put me in remote areas away from civilization and cell phone reception. He is not out of the woods yet. He could still have some complications and the little guy could perish. I am not ready to even consider this idea but I have to keep it in mind. It sucks! I wanted to thanks all of you who generously have offered a helping hand and have shocked me with their mesages. You guys are pioneers and examples of commited glider owners to the community. The leadership you have always shown is without question.


With highest regards to all.(And an incredible love)


Gil...(Marble's servant)

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#250572 - 04/02/07 10:00 AM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: Gil]
Karin Offline
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Registered: 09/06/01
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Loc: Sycamore Illinois
Gil, I am so sorry about Marble and the owies he is going through right now. You have a great support and cheerleading team here at GC, so know we are with you all the way through this! hug2 Marble is one handsome fella, wow.

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#250585 - 04/02/07 10:13 AM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: Karin]
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Gil, so sorry you have to go through this... hoping Marble makes a speedy recovery...
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#250593 - 04/02/07 10:19 AM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: Xglider]
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Gil, I feel really bad for you and I'm praying for a good and full recovery from Marble.

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#250768 - 04/02/07 01:16 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: ]
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Every new day gives him better chances of getting through this so hang in there. My thoughts are with you and Marble. And, I also offer any help I can since I'm only a couple of hours away.

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#251357 - 04/02/07 10:35 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: ]
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I have to say, honestly, I think that's the cutest picture of a glider I've ever seen. He's adorable!! I love that photo, thank you so much for sharing.
We're all here, and will be here whenver ya need us or just want to talk. You and your lil guy will be in my thoughts and prayers. *HUGZ*

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#251366 - 04/02/07 10:48 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: ]
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I agree, he seems like such a sweety! Prayers and good thoughts are going out to you and Marble! hug2
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#251368 - 04/02/07 10:52 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: Usha77]
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Oh Gil I'm so sorry to hear about this Marble will be in the thoughts and prayers of everyone over here and I'll have my mom ask her friends to pray for him as well. He seems so full of personality just from that one gorgeous pic. Hoping for a full and healthy recovery for him. *hugs*

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#251726 - 04/03/07 11:14 AM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: ]
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#251732 - 04/03/07 11:23 AM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: Bourbon]
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I hope his wife will give updates...

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#252173 - 04/03/07 07:06 PM Re: Hello Ol' Friends. Marble needs your support. [Re: ]
Gil Offline
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Registered: 09/06/02
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Loc: Orlando
Originally Posted By: Leisl
I hope his wife will give updates...


Are you kidding me. My wife is sick and tired of me calling and asking about Marble. I never call this much when I am out of town in business. I did not even call this much when my son fell on his face at school and broke his glasses. (Wow...I really Suck!) Anyway, yes, updates are frequent. Last news is that Marble is eating on his own and starting to be more agile. He is still taking the medication and he has an appointment at the vet on Monday or sooner if needed.
Bottom line, the prognosis is good. I am not too confident, but it seems to be looking great.

Thanks to all!

Gil
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