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#4006 - 10/07/02 02:03 PM Wheel Accident with Baby
Judie Offline
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Registered: 10/25/01
Posts: 9173
Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
Last night I checked on my gliders out in the glider room about midnight. A few gliders were running in their wheels. I heard a baby crab and looked up and saw Binky with her baby on her back inside a wheel and just laying there. Thought nothing of it as the overhead light was on and just thought Binky was waiting for me exit the room. All looked well.

For some unknown reason....I was up at 7:30 am. Went out to the garage to get a Coke and while there decided to check on the gliders in my glider room. Looked at the cage where B.J. and Binky reside...baby was inside the wheel and appeared to be walking and parents were in bed. I thought perhaps(baby who is just 4 weeks oop.) did not know how to get out of the wheel so I offered my hand. She came out but one leg did not. After several attemps and with the baby crabbing now and also biting me....I finally figured out something was diffenately was wrong. Her foot or leg was caught. The wheel would turn from her other legs being free...but one being caught.... meant she had her leg somehow pinned between the spindel and the cover....so I thought. Once I got the wheel off the cage... and popped the cover off...I could see the problem. About an inch of skin and fur was caught between the bushing and spindel of the wheel. Did not want to pull as I was afraid I would tear her tiny leg off or worse yet...more of the skin. I doused the leg with olive oil but that did not work. From there I knew we needed help.

Got dressed and then took the little one with the wheel still on her leg...to the Grain Valley Fire Dept. If they can get people out of mangled cars.... I was counting on the idea they could get the wheel off of my little ones leg. The firemen were so kind. Several went and got some wrenches and a cutting tool. Then we discovered ...by turning the wheel counter clock wise we got most of the skin out but leg was still stuck. With the wrenches they were able to loosen the nut on the back side of the wheel and within minutes we had the little gliders leg free.
You have no idea how releived I was. I thanked everyone for their help.

Returned home and after re-examining the leg...the skin is ripped off the front side of the lower leg below the knee. She must have got pinched and with the wheel turning...it sort of grabed onto the fur and then pulled the skin between the bushing and the rod.

Called the vet and could not get help till 11:30. So, put the baby back with the parents for a couple of hours so she could feed. At 11:15 went to get the little one to go to the vet and found her curled up into a ball on the bottom of the cage. Dehydrated and cold.

vet sedated her, cleaned the wound and then glued it and a shot of fluids. I am concerned with how he treated it but will have to wait and see what happens. From experience....the skin may die and thus if this happens it will not heal.

I hand feed the little one and now am unable to put her back with the parents. vet feels the adults will try to remove the glue from the wound thus making a worse problem. So for now, back to hand feeding. This little baby girl is so sad looking....her ears are flat from being depressed from the pain of her injury. She still has olive oil all over her back end from me trying to free her leg. Have given her some pain med. but it will take a bit to work.

Only time will tell how the leg will heal. On my way now to Hallmarks for a big box of Chocolates... for the firemen at Grain Valley Fire Dept. <img border="0" alt="angel" title="" src="graemlins/frostyangel.gif" /> As for the wheel...it is permenantly retired. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" />

<small>[ 10-07-2002, 06:54 PM: Message edited by: Judie ]</small>
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#4007 - 10/07/02 02:11 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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I am so sorry! I hope everything turns out ok for your little one <img border="0" alt="worried" title="" src="graemlins/worried2.gif" />

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#4008 - 10/07/02 02:24 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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I hope that your little one will be alright. My thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery are with you. Keep us posted.

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#4009 - 10/07/02 02:52 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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What a nightmare! I hope she pulls though ok. If anyone can do it, you can, Judie. Thoughts are with you.

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#4010 - 10/07/02 02:54 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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JUdie,
OH my gosh I am soo sorry I hope she will be ok and will recover fully I know that she has to know she is in the best hands she could ever be in . prayers heading your way

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#4011 - 10/07/02 03:05 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Ohhhh, Judie, <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" /> Prayers being sent your way! It just really reinforces checking on them frequently and not EVER letting too much time go by without making sure they are ok! Those firemen surely deserved that box of chocolates! I hope she is ok! Give her lot's of love, and we are sending lot's of prayers!
At least she is 4 weeks oop, a little easier to hand feed, and a little better than if she was only a week or so, at least she's had the benefit of a a month's worth of mom's milk! I do hope she is ok, I know her chances are about as good as they can get being with you!
Chey

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#4012 - 10/07/02 03:32 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Wow....what a story. I am so sorry that happened to your little baby. I pray she will recover. <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

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#4013 - 10/07/02 03:32 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Judie, I am so sorry...I really hope everything turns out in the best way possible...that she will recover fully and grow up to be a happy little glider...If I may ask, what kind of wheel was in the cage?

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#4014 - 10/07/02 04:26 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Judie I am so sorry this has happened! I know your little baby will be fine! You where great at giving me advice on what to do with my babies, so I know she will have a great recovery! Please update us soon! <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

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#4015 - 10/07/02 04:53 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Oh, it just breaks your heart when you see your human child hurt, and for me, it does the same when a furr child is hurt. Poor little thing. I will pray that your baby has a speedy recovery w/o any ill effects and is also able to emotionally recover from his trauma. I am sure he is in the best of hands with you Judie.
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#4016 - 10/07/02 06:21 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Registered: 10/13/00
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Loc: USA
Awww poor baby... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" />
Im so glad she has a wonderful and quick thinking Human! Shes lucky to have you. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" />

Wow, and those fireman! Tell them we all said a BIG "Thank You" for helping your little one!!! That was so kind of them. <img border="0" alt="angel" title="" src="graemlins/frostyangel.gif" />

Ill say a little prayer and keep her in my good thoughts. Shes in good hands...
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#4017 - 10/07/02 06:52 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Awww... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" /> Poor baby! I bet she's in pain! Give her lots of love and hope that her little ears perk up! <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

<img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="images/icons/wink.gif" /> Now... as for those firemen, they must be cute for you to go hand deliver a box of candy! <img border="0" alt="roflmao" title="" src="graemlins/roflmao.gif" />

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#4018 - 10/07/02 07:43 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Judie My best wishes and LOVE(prayers) to your baby joey. <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> let us know how your baby joey is doing.

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#4019 - 10/07/02 07:55 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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I'm so sorry to hear of your baby's accident! What a horrific experience it must have been for her. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="images/icons/frown.gif" /> I hope she gets well soon...

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#4020 - 10/07/02 08:50 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Glider hugs sent your way for you and your little baby. I'm anxious to hear a positive report!

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#4021 - 10/07/02 09:13 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Judie,
I am so sorry this happened. Pleae tell your little one I am so very, VERY sorry this happend to her, and give her a great big hug and kiss from me.

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#4022 - 10/07/02 09:56 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
Karin Offline
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Registered: 09/06/01
Posts: 11583
Loc: Sycamore Illinois
O Judie...I am so very sorry for your lil one. Give her lots and lots of glider kisses from me, and many positive thoughts and prayers sent your way!

Karin
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#4023 - 10/07/02 10:02 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Judi, I am soooo sorry. I hope she will be okay. Sending lots of prayers your way.
I think I will check my home made wheel a little closer.

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#4024 - 10/08/02 08:22 AM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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I am so very sorry for you and the baby and pray that she will be alright. I'd also like to say that I admire your quick thinking and the fire department. I will try to remember you if/when I have an emergency with Fussbutt.

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#4025 - 10/08/02 11:06 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Hi Judie!! How's your little one doing? Quick thinking on the fire department deal, I don't think I would have even through of that. Great going <img border="0" alt="thumb" title="" src="graemlins/thumb.gif" />
Oh, Java is doing great and growing like a weed.
Thanks again for him, I love him dearly.
Steph

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#4026 - 10/08/02 11:15 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: Izzyandrileysmom]
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Oh the poor baby! I hope he recovers soon, it must've been quite frightening. Thank goodness you had nice firemen to help him out of the wheel.

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#4027 - 10/08/02 11:30 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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So sorry to hear of you litte ones accident. I hope she get's well soon. <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

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#4028 - 10/08/02 01:05 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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How is the baby doing today??

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#4029 - 10/08/02 01:58 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Poor little one - she is so lucky to still have her leg and have you caring for her. I am praying for the best outcome possible as I know you are. <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" />

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#4030 - 10/08/02 02:56 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
Judie Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 10/25/01
Posts: 9173
Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
Little one had a rough night. Became dehydrated again and did not eat much at all yesterday. Than at 3 am she was excessively thirsty which was attributed to being dehydrated. I feed her and then followed it with water....

This morning she is a little more perked up. Is eating better and has finally pooed and urinated.
Leg...very sore. Glue still somewhat in place...skin is really dry feeling like hard dried skin. Not sure if it is the glue or the skin is dead. To keep her warm I put her in a zippered pouch with a window with several pieces of cut fleese and took her to bed with me.

I did try to put her in with her parents and sibling but it did not work. Mother did not want her...dad tried chewing on the leg to take off the area of skin that is glued. SO, had to remove her.

She is going to fine...but the skin may come off of the leg if it was damaged. If this should happen...then the dead tissue would need to be removed. Bradley is out of town till next week so will have to wait till then for her to give me an openion. The vet who did the emerg. care is not very knowledgeable about gliders and has his own way of treatment. But emerg care was given and for now that is all I can ask for. If a further problem develops I just hope it does not happen till Bradley is back in town.

If I can keep her hydrated and monitor for possible infection....and stay on top of things as they develope....she should be fine.

Keep the prayers coming this way. Prayer is a powerfull tool. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Smile]" src="images/icons/smile.gif" /> I Thank each of you from the bottom of my heart.

<small>[ 10-08-2002, 04:01 PM: Message edited by: Judie ]</small>
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#4031 - 10/08/02 04:13 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Well, that is good news so far!! Is she still depressed and ears flattened?? I hope not, poor baby! You're doing great with her and I'm sure she will pull through magnificantly!! <img border="0" alt="thumb" title="" src="graemlins/thumb.gif" /> More prayers and thoughts coming your way <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" />

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#4032 - 10/08/02 04:17 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Judie ,We will keep Praying for your baby glider and iam sure everyone else will pray to,have lots of faith.. <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" />

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#4033 - 10/08/02 06:53 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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<img border="0" alt="clap" title="" src="graemlins/yelclap.gif" /> Good news! YAY! I am glad she made it through the night and is doing a tad better! Keep giving her lots of kisses for me, and update us with some more good news when you get time!

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#4034 - 10/08/02 07:24 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Judie, you & the little one are in our thoughts & prayers.

Judy & <img border="0" alt="glider" title="" src="graemlins/littleglider.gif" /> Crew <img border="0" alt="heart" title="" src="graemlins/heartpump.gif" />

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#4035 - 10/08/02 09:11 PM Re: Wheel Accident with Baby [Re: ]
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Wow, what kind of wheel was this?

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