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#33486 - 01/09/05 05:24 PM Peekster
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Peek, Willams oldest boy, was just on the side of his cage hacking and bringing stuff up. Going to vet now. Will update.
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#33487 - 01/09/05 05:33 PM Re: Peekster [Re: ]
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Hope he's ok and its nothing serious. I'll check back later for an update.

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#33488 - 01/09/05 05:34 PM Re: Peekster [Re: ]
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Registered: 10/25/01
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Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
Oh my goodness. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> Sure hope he is going to be ok. Will check back for update.
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#33489 - 01/09/05 05:40 PM Re: Peekster [Re: ]
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I will be praying for him. Can you even go anywhere because of the snow? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" />

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#33490 - 01/09/05 05:47 PM Re: Peekster [Re: ]
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Oh my I hope everything's okay, poor Peek <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

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#33491 - 01/09/05 06:23 PM Re: Peekster [Re: ]
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Please keep us updated on Peek! I hope everything turns out okay. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> to you

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#33492 - 01/09/05 09:19 PM Re: Peekster [Re: ]
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Registered: 02/22/03
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Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Just got back from the vet. Nothing came up on physical exam, so I had him do an Xray. It looks like he may have the beginnings of a blockage in his lower intestine-he hasn't pooped today that we can tell. It isn't very big, but dense enough to show up white on the films from every angle. So we're going to dose him with liquids and vegetable oil to try and get whatever it is to pass through. I WILL NOT lose another one to this-I SIMPLY WON'T!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/worried2.gif" alt="" /> So for now a watery diet and veggie oil, and watch for poop.

What he was doing earlier was gagging several times, and then the liquidy remains of the few mealies and yogurt drops he had after his nail trim this morning came up in his mouth. He did this three times. It didn't actually dribble out. I thought it conceivable something got stuck in his throat (unlikely hours after the fact)-but something told me after William to go check it out. I have to go to work, Hubby will be watching him tonight, and I'll update more when I get home. Keep him in your thoughts that whatever it is will go through. Everything else looked good. Thanks for the good wishes, and sorry the first post was so cryptic on the way out the door with him. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />
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#33493 - 01/09/05 09:36 PM Re: Peekster [Re: ]
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No need to apologize. We've all been at the rush out the door before. Praying for peekster and waiting for an update.

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#33494 - 01/09/05 10:31 PM Re: Peekster [Re: ]
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Awww POOR PEEK!! <333 I will definately keep him in my thoughts...GET WELL SOON PEEK!

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#33495 - 01/09/05 10:49 PM Re: Peekster [Re: ]
Judie Offline
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Registered: 10/25/01
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Poor guy. The wet diet and mineral oil should clean him out.

Sending Get Well Wishes for a speedy recovery. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />
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#33496 - 01/09/05 10:53 PM Re: Peekster [Re: ]
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I'm glad you were able to get him to the vet, it sounds like he'll be better in no time! Yay! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frostyangel.gif" alt="" />

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#33497 - 01/10/05 03:46 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
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Registered: 02/22/03
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Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Well, we got a little poop, but it didnt' contain what's in there yet. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> And now I have a pretty good idea what it is. So we keep waiting and watching.

This is my fault. Like with his dad (though with him we found absolutely nothing) first thing was to go through ALL the toys they've had contact with. We found something. A hard plastic ball I would've swore was safe, and have no clue HOW he managed this. Where there's a will, there is apparently a way, though. I know my friend has these for her gliders as well, and I called and told her what happened. I feel awful. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> Pic attached.


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#33498 - 01/10/05 04:35 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
iwuvmahmonkaypuppays Offline
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Registered: 12/13/04
Posts: 233
Loc: Plano, IL
i have the exact same ball...my gliders have never chewed thru it tho and i have chewers <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" /> they have chewed thru these balls things (attached) and i found them attempting to eat the little ball thing inside (thank god it was too big for their lil mouths at the time)... GET WELL SOON PEEK <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/exclamation.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/exclamation.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/exclamation.gif" alt="" />


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My angels- Butch, Nibbles, Bonny, Peaches, Spock, Boomer, Spot, Pinky Feb. 21 2004, Autumn Oct.7 2004, Pearl June 13 2005-only the good die young

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#33499 - 01/10/05 04:55 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
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I don't know if your vet told you about PUMPKIN but it works very well on gliders as a laxative and may help with the passing of the obstacle <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumb.gif" alt="" />. Ask your vet and see what they say <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/read.gif" alt="" />. You can get canned pumpkin in the pie section of the grocery store and its all natural.....we didn't have any trouble getting our little ones to eat it and it worked great <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/dance.gif" alt="" />. However, if your vet gives you the ok and yours won't eat it, try putting some honey mixed with it...they'll love it then <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" /> Keep us informed and good luck with the poop watch. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
Mikal and Sam

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#33500 - 01/10/05 05:22 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
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I was told Pumpkin helps FORM poops not loosen them up... ???

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#33501 - 01/10/05 05:28 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Pumpkin is high in fiber-it can help soften hard stools, or form soft ones. Basically, it helps balance things out. But for our purpose-we don't want anything solid in there that can make things worse, hence, oil and liquid. Technically, we're almost trying to give him the runs- <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" />
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#33502 - 01/10/05 05:50 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
Judie Offline
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Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
If he does not pass the obstruction soon...you might want to keep the option open for surgery to remove the plastic that has his intestine blocked. Last thing you want is for him to become weakened due to him becoming septic to where his chances of pulling through are slim.
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#33503 - 01/10/05 05:59 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
Xfilefan Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
We're keeping that option open. He is drinking his Ensure, so I know he's getting vitamins/minerals. And juice and water. He hasn't gagged or tried to throw up since this afternoon, and we're watching close for any bloating at all. Peek isn't even our bad chewer-Teal'c is. I have no idea what posessed him to do this in the first place, or how he got a grip on the tiny hole in that ball I wouldn't have thought he could even fit his teeth into. First sign of anything worsening, he goes right back to the vet. We had two working with us today, Emch and Matheson at Pet ER-they're optimistic it's small enough to pass. We'll see.
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#33504 - 01/10/05 08:55 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
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Know that my prayers are with you and Peek! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

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#33505 - 01/10/05 10:45 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
Karin Offline
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Registered: 09/06/01
Posts: 11583
Loc: Sycamore Illinois
Praying for Peekster, and hoping this incident passes soon (no pun intended). I am surprised at this though, I know glider's chew, but to ingest plastic seems baffling to me. Do you think it was an accident, or he wanted to eat it? I had to be intentional, I would think.....but then again, what do you think Jen? Makes me think we should reevaluate what toys are safe.

Karin
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#33506 - 01/10/05 10:52 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
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Aww Sending you my thoughts and prayers.!!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#33507 - 01/10/05 11:01 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
iwuvmahmonkaypuppays Offline
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Registered: 12/13/04
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Loc: Plano, IL
this is just my input but im pretty sure my guys have actually eatin plasic...on those ball things i had b4 they were majorly chewed and there was no plastic found in the pan so im assuming they ate it <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nixweiss.gif" alt="" /> maybe its jus my guys
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My monkays-Ares, Apollo, Peter, Philbert, Lily, Frodo, Peppermint and Eggnog, Willow, Pebbles and Bam-Bam and Boo

My angels- Butch, Nibbles, Bonny, Peaches, Spock, Boomer, Spot, Pinky Feb. 21 2004, Autumn Oct.7 2004, Pearl June 13 2005-only the good die young

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#33508 - 01/10/05 04:20 PM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
Xfilefan Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Karin, this particular little ball rattles. I'm thinking he was maybe trying to get at that-he didn't though thank God. We found the "rattle part" in the cage pan (after William, we took all the links out of their floor, raised it 3 inches, and reattached with cable ties so they couldn't get at anything in the pan anymore.) I was shocked at what the "rattle" was-2 tiny steel ball bearings-small enough for them to eat if they wanted-I'll post a pic of those. They've never done this to a hard plastic ball before-and we're currently re-evaluating all of their toys-several have already hit the trash including some wood bird toys.

I think we got the culprit this morning. The poop in question, was very large, and hard, and had something in it. Followed by a couple more big ones that consistency wise were fairly normal. He ate some mealies and fruit after, and didn't get sick, and still hasn't. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" /> We're going to keep watching and checking for awhile to be sure. It may have been moving through, just very, very slowly so as to start backing things up in there. Let me get a pic of the little bearings and I'll attach it. Hopefully he'll be okay now. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

BTW-Couldnt' believe it when I came on today and saw Peek on the front page!! Thanks everyone!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" />
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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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#33509 - 01/10/05 04:27 PM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
Xfilefan Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Okay, here's the pic of the 'rattle' balls. So you can get an idea of just how small they are, I put a push-pin next to them. I'm definitely going to choose their toys with even more care than usual from now on...


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#33510 - 01/10/05 04:29 PM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
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Wow! Those are tiny. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

I was excited to see Peek won the photo contest. He's so cute up there with the videos! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" />

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#33511 - 01/10/05 04:35 PM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
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I'm glad to hear a good update! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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#33512 - 01/11/05 04:55 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
iwuvmahmonkaypuppays Offline
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Registered: 12/13/04
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Loc: Plano, IL
omg...while i was feedin my monkays tonite i remembered u talkin about the ball and how urs chewed a hole in it....well i havent looked at it in a while (i just assumed they hadnt been chewing it since it didnt look like theyve really played wit it much)...its crazy...they chewed 2 holes in it..one of the holes is big enough for one of the balls to go thru it...if u like roll the ball to the hole the little balls inside like barely stays in the ball the lil things jus sit in the hole....this ball was in the cages where the youngest babies are...that cud have been bad it they had chewed it just a lil more they cud have gotten them out...i just wanted to thank u for posting the thing about the ball lol i wud have prolly never noticed that if u hadnt mentioned it <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thanx.gif" alt="" />...that ball came in a pack or 4 balls but they havent chewed thru the other ones but i think imma take um out anyways its better to be safe then sorry!....IM SO GLAD PEEKS DOING BETTER! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/party.gif" alt="" />
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#33513 - 01/11/05 05:06 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
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Registered: 02/22/03
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Loc: Jacksonville, FL
I'm glad Peek's experience maybe helped keep another glider from going down the same road! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> He's doing MUCH better tonight, and finally pooped a LOT! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Now he's eating, drinking, playing and having his family rubbing all over him to welcome him back <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" />-since we had to keep him separate to monitor the poop, and make sure it was his. I am so relieved. I was about to go get ready for work, and could so easily have missed that little episode of his that was what told me something wasn't right. If I had, it might have been too late. I try and share even my own 'stupid moments', in the hope someone else won't make the same mistake-and believe me, I feel pretty stupid over this one <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />. I'm glad you found it before they got hurt from it!
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#33514 - 01/11/05 05:12 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
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My angels- Butch, Nibbles, Bonny, Peaches, Spock, Boomer, Spot, Pinky Feb. 21 2004, Autumn Oct.7 2004, Pearl June 13 2005-only the good die young

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#33515 - 01/12/05 02:28 AM Re: Peekster Update [Re: ]
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[:"magenta"]aw, jen. don't feel stupid. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> personally, i would much rather feel like an idiot than have anything happen to my babies (glider, ferret, or otherwise.) glad peeky (sorry, i just had to make his name sound even cuter) is doing better, and is back home, safe and sound. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/muchlove.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cloud9.gif" alt="" /> and i really appreciate the warning. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thanx.gif" alt="" /> i would never have thought any manufacturer would be stupid enough to make a toy with such tiny balls as that! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tantrum.gif" alt="" /> most any animal could choke or get an obstruction from ball bearings that tiny! it is unbelieveable! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shakehead.gif" alt="" /> [/]

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