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#3812 - 08/19/02 05:11 PM Everyone using BML......please take note.....
Anonymous
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It's taken me 4 days to write this because I've been so upset. I use the BML diet plan and have had to change it around every so often, due to gliders that would not touch it. A couple of months ago I got the idea to use canned chicken instead of babyfood chicken...my gliders wouldn't touch it when it had the babyfood chicken in it. Well, I used 5 oz of the canned chicken, not realizing that babyfood chicken is not pure chicken, and it messed up the calcium/phosphorous ratios so much that I just lost my two most precious babies (Lego & Taffy) to HLP. It hit them so hard and so fast I'm still spinning. I just wanted everyone who uses the BML diet to be careful when altering the ingredients, because it can mean your babies' lives. If your gliders absolutely will not eat BML, get with one of the other long-time breeders on here for an alternate diet. I can't stress enough the importance of their diet. I don't wish this heartache on anyone. These were my two first bonded gliders. I could reach in their pouch and scoop them up, never a crab or bite. They would give me kisses and were very effectionate. My husband (who likes the gliders, but isn't real close to any) even cried. And he's a pretty tough guy. Please, be careful with what you feed your babies. I don't want anyone else to have to go thru this.......
(Judie, sorry it took me so long)
<img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/crying.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="upset" title="" src="graemlins/upset.gif" />

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#3813 - 08/19/02 05:23 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for the warning -- my gliders love the canned chicken, but I use it only as a treat/extra protein source. May your pain be shortened and your memories lengthened.

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#3814 - 08/19/02 06:48 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
remo Offline
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Registered: 03/13/01
Posts: 1191
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Thanks for letting us know what happened. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. <img border="0" alt="cry" title="" src="graemlins/crying.gif" />

Dorothy, Bandit <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> , and Gypsy <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" />
_________________________
Dorothy, Falk, and Prissy

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#3815 - 08/19/02 06:51 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Thank you for the warning, my prayers are sent out to you. <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

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#3816 - 08/19/02 08:35 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I am sooo very sorry for you. I constantly worry that I will feed something wrong. Can't stand to think of them in pain. I am very sorry

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#3817 - 08/19/02 08:47 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
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oh i am so sorry. i know how hard it can be, especially when you went throu so much to do what you thought was the right thing. HHUUGGGSS sent your way.
Off the Topic..Joanna, i love your sig. its so cute

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#3818 - 08/19/02 10:24 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Ohhhhh, am so so sorry for your loss. This must be a very hard thing for you to deal with, especially since you were just trying to do the right thing.

<img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> (((((hugs))))) sent your way. <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

Thank you ever so much for the heads up. This post may help save the lives of a few other babies. Not everyone who comes here, posts. Some just lurk for the information & you just helped them.

Thank you for your courage. <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

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#3819 - 08/19/02 11:23 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
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OMG..................I am so sorry to hear that you have lost Lego and Taffy. Please do not feel guilty, we are not all degreed dietiticians or or doctors, so please no blame. It is an unfortunate mistake that everyone can learn from, and I thank you for being brave enough to help other glider owners. You have actually saved many gliders now...so try to feel a sense of pride. You will get through your loss with time, but their beautiful memeories will ALWAYS live on.
<img border="0" alt="angel" title="" src="graemlins/frostyangel.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="angel" title="" src="graemlins/frostyangel.gif" />

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#3820 - 08/20/02 12:08 AM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Rainladen, do you know for sure this is what caused your gliders' deaths? I am looking forward to hearing what the necropsy and panels show.

I am so sorry.

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#3821 - 08/20/02 12:26 AM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: Anonymous]
Judie Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 10/25/01
Posts: 9173
Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
Kelli,

May God heal your broken heart in time.
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Web site: www.MyLittleGremlin.com

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#3822 - 08/20/02 12:47 AM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Karin Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/06/01
Posts: 11583
Loc: Sycamore Illinois
I am so sorry for your losses, may time heal your broke heart. Many prayers sent to you.

Karin
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Miss Lily and Bud
Prada and Armani
Tessa, Deuce and Cami

Tira and Misu angel Deja and Vu

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"Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass...It is about learning to
dance in the rain!"

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#3823 - 08/20/02 07:26 AM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Thank you for the very important issue. My prayers and thoughts are with you. <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

Lori
Zoe <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> and Mike <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" />

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#3824 - 08/20/02 09:07 AM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I am so sorry for your loss, I would recommend feeding the briskys diet, its soft dry pellets and my gliders love it, and it is safe to feed to all ages, even young joeys, it beats having to make bml and then having to make baby bml.
I am very sorry for your loss once again.

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#3825 - 08/20/02 11:17 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I am not positive about the cause of death. I will update the board as soon as I get the necropsy report back. It will be a few days.
'Thank you' to everyone. I really appreciate the support. I can't say how much I loved those two and no-one around here can understand how I could get attached to "a couple of flying, devil rats" (yes, that person was hit in an unpleasant place). They were sweet to everyone that showed an interest and even a couple of neighbors cried. They will definately be missed (already are). Man, I miss my babies..........

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#3826 - 08/20/02 05:22 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you. <img border="0" alt="[Glider Angel]" title="" src="graemlins/gliderangel.gif" />

Susan, Zingo, and Tazzy

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#3827 - 08/20/02 06:09 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Awwww....I hope you're feeling better. I will definitely take heed to that caution...

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#3828 - 08/20/02 07:25 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Critter Creations Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 11/02/00
Posts: 3398
Loc: Rock Falls, IL, USA
I know it must have been very hard for you to write this, but I am so glad that you did as this is becoming an issue more and more. I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard. I lost my very first glider to pneumonia and it was very hard for me because I ignored the signs thinking it was depression from having just lost her first baby. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of need. I am sure that the other beloved gliders met them at the other side of the rainbow bridge.
_________________________
Danielle
owned by 4 dogs and 2 gliders really soon
Formerly known as K & D Exotics


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#3829 - 08/20/02 09:45 PM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" /> . Thank you so much for the very important information.

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#3830 - 08/21/02 12:00 AM Re: Everyone using BML......please take note..... [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your babies, having recently lost a couple of gliders myself I know the pain you are going through. Hopefully the necropies will shed some light on this dark time for you. My thoughts will be with you.

(((((hugs)))))

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