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#450251 - 01/11/08 04:00 PM Molly is sick...
Leyna
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I got home from work this morning and went to check on the critters. Immediately, I noticed that something wasn't right with Molly.

A little history... I got Molly about 6 months ago, along with her parents. A week after arriving, her mom suddenly passed away. I took her to the vet for a necropsy and they discovered a parasite in her brain. The vet felt that is was not a threat to the other gliders, but said to keep an eye on them, just in case.

Today, Molly was circling and kind of confused looking. I took her out of her cage and examined her. On closer inspection, she is circling to her right, was unable to see, and is dehydrated. So, I call the vet and scheduled an appointment for 2:45 pm. Then, I started pushing fluids...

2:45 rolled around and the vet examined her. Her pupils are extremely constricted (to the point of being barely visible), she's dehydrated, and she's having trouble maintaining her own body temp. The vet gave her sub-q fluids, glucose, and a prescription of Clindamycin Hydrocloride. We aren't even 100% sure of what we are treating yet and the Clindamycin is a pretty harsh med, but my vet and I pretty much agree that this is Molly's only chance and there's still a very strong possibility that I might loose her frown Molly just had 2 joeys drop IP a day or two ago and after these meds, there is no doubt that she will at the very least loose her joeys.

Now, my big concern is my other gliders. Molly has been her for 6 months, she was out of quarantine and had a 'clean bill of heath'. So, all of my other gliders may have been exposed to whatever it is that's causing this. I'm scared that I'm going to loose Molly and I'm afraid that my other gliders are going to get sick... Please pray for my little Molly and all of my other babies. Whatever this illness is, it lurks, for long periods of time... For all I know, all of my gliders could be sick and I may never know, until it's too late frown

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#450254 - 01/11/08 04:03 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
pappy1264 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/06
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Oh Dear Lord....praying hard the meds will work and none of your other gliders get sick. Please keep us posted,Leyna. You have had some rough times, I hope this is not more of that. Praying and will light a candle here as well.
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#450263 - 01/11/08 04:27 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: pappy1264]
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hug2 You and Molly and the rest of your gldiers have my prayers!
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#450272 - 01/11/08 04:46 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: Usha77]
GliderLove Offline
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Loc: SE Minnesota..
OH NO!! Leyna, I am so sorry!! I'm praying little Molly pulls through, and that none of your other babies have this illness hiding! hug2

If there is anything I can do for you hun, let me know!! agree
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Jae, Ashton, Briannah, Nevaeh & Addy

& all my fuzzies!
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#450282 - 01/11/08 04:57 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: GliderLove]
LSardou Offline
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Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
hug2 My prayers are with Molly, you and all your other babies! I am so sorry Leyna, I wished there was more that I could do. hug2

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#450320 - 01/11/08 05:44 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: LSardou]
sugarlope Offline
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OMG Leyna, hug2 Prayers headed your way, I'm so sorry that this is happening. I hope someone can figure out something to help Molly and sending lots of prayers that it hasn't been passed on. hug2
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#450328 - 01/11/08 05:54 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: sugarlope]
Candy Offline
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Registered: 04/25/03
Posts: 666
Loc: Xenia, Oh
oh Leyna, I'm so very sorry to hear this. frown You and all your gliders will be in my thoughts and prayers. We are all here for you. Please keep us updated. hug2
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#450334 - 01/11/08 06:03 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: Candy]
minkasmom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 5965
Loc: Northeast Indiana
Leyna, I'm extending my prayers for strength and healing to you & all your suggies. hug2

At the VERY LEAST, I'd wash EVERYONE'S pouches and toys and whatever else in the HOTTEST WATER you possibly can. Wash cages in antibacterial dish soap and hot water. I'd be on a cleaning obsession to a degree that would SCARE my husband...

Please keep us posted.
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and ONE husband (can't handle two, lol!)
gangel Remembering all my lost loves cry

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#450346 - 01/11/08 06:35 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: minkasmom]
Leyna
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I don't use pouches and I bleach my gliders toys and cages every time I was them... My vet doesn't think it's something that will be directly passed from glider to glider. She thinks it's something that got passed on to her from her mother (maybe my nursing?). Molly and her cage mates have been separated from my other gliders and their cage is currently soaking in bleach water...

Molly is already showing some improvement since I gave her her first does of meds.


Edited by Leyna (01/11/08 06:36 PM)

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#450352 - 01/11/08 06:43 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
pappy1264 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/06
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Loc: MA
Praying she continues to improve, Leyna.
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#450353 - 01/11/08 06:44 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
mommawannabe Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
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Oh Leyna, I am so sorry you are going through this. I am so glad Molly is showing signs of improvement. Keeping you and Molly and all your suggies in my thoughts and prayers.

Anna
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#450428 - 01/11/08 08:31 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: mommawannabe]
Leyna
Unregistered


Checked on Molly again... Gave her some water. Going to give her dinner here in a bit. I think I'm going to have to hand feed her...

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#450443 - 01/11/08 08:46 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
AmyLynn
Unregistered


Leyna, do they know what kind of parasite her mom had? I hope she gets better and that none of the other gliders are in any danger. If she has the same thing her mom had there has to be a way to kill the parasite before it claims any more lives.

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#450616 - 01/12/08 01:41 AM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
Leyna
Unregistered


My vet got Molly's necropsy faxed to her yesterday, so she'll know what the parasite is and how to treat it... I'm going to have to talk to my vet about financing or something, so I can take all of my gliders to the vet and get them checked out, just to make sure. While I can afford it, to get all of my gliders vet checked at once instead of a pair a month like usual, is going to totally kill my emergency vet fund... To get ALL of my gliders checked at once would cost me almost $1500!


Edited by Leyna (01/12/08 01:44 AM)

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#450619 - 01/12/08 01:49 AM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
AmyLynn
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Trust me I spent one year almost $4000 because two of my cats got sick and on shots also. Let me know if you need any help with my little guy. I will help if it does come down to that they all need treated or something for him ok?

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#450620 - 01/12/08 01:52 AM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
AmyLynn
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Forgot to ask. How is Molly doing now?

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#450622 - 01/12/08 01:57 AM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
Leyna
Unregistered


Gosh, waiting until Monday is going to kill me! I so need to talk to my vet...

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#450628 - 01/12/08 02:32 AM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
Leyna
Unregistered


Just checked on Molly again smile She's doing great! I don't think she can see very well yet, but she was out eating on her own.

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#450629 - 01/12/08 02:53 AM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
AmyLynn
Unregistered


I am glad she is eating and everything. Hope her sight gets better with her meds.

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#450642 - 01/12/08 05:44 AM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
cinnamonstix Offline
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Registered: 06/10/07
Posts: 3420
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
Best wishes to you and your girl...it is so scary when these little ones get sick!
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#450644 - 01/12/08 06:02 AM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: cinnamonstix]
TammyH
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Leyna,
I am so sorry for all your struggles. I feel for you and your little girl. I hope she continues to improve.

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#450655 - 01/12/08 06:54 AM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
sugarglidersuz Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 14788
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Oh my goodness, Leyna blush I'm so sorry that little Molly is sick now cry Hopefully with your diligence and quick action she will recover quickly and completely. Please let us know the type of parasite that Molly's mother's necropsy revealed. It may be invaluable information...
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#450695 - 01/12/08 09:06 AM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: sugarglidersuz]
JayAndDiana Offline
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Registered: 09/24/06
Posts: 1675
Loc: NJ
Leyna- I'm sorry to hearabout Molly. That is good news that she was eating by herself.. Hoping all the best for the both of you hug2
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#450946 - 01/12/08 06:26 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: JayAndDiana]
minkasmom Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 11/08/04
Posts: 5965
Loc: Northeast Indiana
I'm hoping that things are continuing to improve with Molly.

I'm like Suz, I want to know WHAT parasite it was...
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and ONE husband (can't handle two, lol!)
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#450950 - 01/12/08 06:36 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: JayAndDiana]
pappy1264 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 11015
Loc: MA
off subject, but Diana, is your glider wearing a football shirt in your avatar??? lol How cute is that, how did you get her to do that?
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#450960 - 01/12/08 07:15 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: pappy1264]
Leyna
Unregistered


Update... Well, it's been 36 hours and Molly is still standing strong. She has the runs now, but my vet told me that is to be expected with this med. Also, she pulled one of her joeys (other one is still in there)... Her pupils keep contracting up and I can tell it frustrates and confuses her, but she's eating and drinking, peeing normally, taking her meds like a pro, and we just trimmed her nails with only a little grumping at me when I grabbed her paw with the yogie (I think she thought I was going to take it from her, lol).

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#450969 - 01/12/08 07:30 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: ]
GliderLove Offline
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Registered: 06/08/06
Posts: 4801
Loc: SE Minnesota..
Aww, Leyna..That's good and bad news hug2
I hope the meds work, and you find out what exactly cause this (parasite). And I praying your remaing joey makes it!
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Mom to
Jae, Ashton, Briannah, Nevaeh & Addy

& all my fuzzies!
Breeder of Leu's, Mosaics, wfb, and standard grey's.
Owner of www.MySugarAddiction.com

:rtmo: :leu:


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#450970 - 01/12/08 07:31 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: GliderLove]
cinnamonstix Offline
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Registered: 06/10/07
Posts: 3420
Loc: Twin Cities, MN
Ahhh...well she is doing well, so that is great. Ivy got runs from her two antibiotics she is on...feeding extra yogurt helps out a lot.
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#450971 - 01/12/08 07:33 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: GliderLove]
Msdoolittle Offline
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Registered: 10/15/06
Posts: 582
Loc: Lake Worth, FL
I hope Molly continues to feel better. Does the vet think the parasite is Toxoplasma?
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#450979 - 01/12/08 07:54 PM Re: Molly is sick... [Re: Msdoolittle]
Leyna
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My vet doesn't know what the parasite is. She sent for the necropsy results from my other vet, but that was at like 4:30 on Friday and their office closes at 5 for the weekend. She's supposed to call me on Monday, so we can figure out what's going on... I'm going to take in the whole cage then for a check up. I'm hoping and praying that it's just Molly that's sick, keep your fingers crossed for me.

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