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#471934 - 02/07/08 11:58 AM Please help theres something wrong with my glider!
Helpless_Glider
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I noticed my sugar glider mickey on the floor of his cade about an hour ago and hes really quiet and keeps biting me which is not like him at all!!!

The worst bit is is that every so often he freezes and his spine curles and his eyes close as if hes dies and then about 5 seconds later he will slowly opewn his eyes and start crabbing as if he in great pain!!! Ive taken him to the vet but because she was not a specialist she didnt know what to do.

Im so worried and i have no idea what is wrong please help me!!!!!!

Thanks Sarah

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#471940 - 02/07/08 12:03 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my glider! [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
Right now, please see if you can get him in to see a vet...This sounds serious.

Things to do:
Check for dehydration....gently pull the skin up between his shoulders if the skin stays tented up for 30 seconds he is dehydrated...you will need to get liquids into him ASAP

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#471942 - 02/07/08 12:04 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my glider! [Re: LSardou]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
Next:
Wrap him up in a 'warm piece of fleece...he will need to be kept warm!

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#471943 - 02/07/08 12:05 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my glider! [Re: LSardou]
Brittney
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I agree there's NOTHING you can do for him BUT get him to a vet ASAP! A glider knowlegable exotics vet is preferrable, but if you can't get to one get to ANY vet for now!

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#471944 - 02/07/08 12:05 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my glider! [Re: LSardou]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
The symptoms can be of a few problems, but for right now, he does need medical attention ASAP!

If he will not take liquids on his own, if you have a syringe (without the needle) try and force feed him - Pedialyte, Gliderade, water, juice...whatever you can get into him.

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#471945 - 02/07/08 12:08 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my glider! [Re: LSardou]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
Here is a link to our Vet Database
I'm not sure how to help with locating a vet in your area.

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#471954 - 02/07/08 12:17 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: LSardou]
CritterHill Offline
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Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 4236
Loc: Illinois, USA
This might help:

UK vet List you might have to sign up to the message board to read it though, I'm not sure.
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#471956 - 02/07/08 12:18 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my glider! [Re: LSardou]
NickieDo
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You can see if a glider knowledgable vet will do a phone consult with your vet, this could very well save his life!

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#471959 - 02/07/08 12:19 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: CritterHill]
CritterHill Offline
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Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 4236
Loc: Illinois, USA
And if those aren't near to you, you could call and see if they will do a phone consult with a vet that is in your area.
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#471966 - 02/07/08 12:27 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: CritterHill]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
See if you can print this out and bring it with you to a vet.
Glider in a Crisis....
vet should do a fecal smear, float and cytology along with a UA. If the glider has symptoms of HLP and is diet related...an x-ray needs to be done if all of the other tests are negative. If the glider is on a proven diet...has HLP symptoms...this is a secondary problem and Primary Issue needs to be found. *Calcium is being lost due to infection be it parasitic or protozoan. vet will need to treat for the illness and for Calcium deficiency at time of visit and for after care at home as well.
If these tests..... Fecal float, smear, urine analysis and cytology....are negative then a Culture and Sensitivity needs to be done at this time. The C&S takes between 4 to 7 days for results...so usually meds are given. If the Sensitivity report shows another med to be more effective....then a switch can be made at that time if no improvement is seen with the sick glider. C&S will save valuable time and may save the life of your pet if done early on the first visit of illness.

If glider is dehydrated during initial visit....sub q fluids must be given. Follow up care with the vet will be needed to keep the animal hydrated till he is eating and drinking on his own. This can get expensive ....so, have the vet show you how to sub q the animal as needed....at home for a few days to a week. I also suggest...have the vet demonstrate to you as ....how to hold and give meds to your glider.

Calcionate Syrup is a calcium supplement and should be given if glider is showing HLP symptoms...especially if on a proven diet. Along with meds for a bacterial or protozian
infection. Sub q fluids to combat dehydration.

During illness...keep your glider warm. If need be...give more blankies inside his pouch or carry him on you to keep him warm. One can also use a critter keeper with a small heating pad on one end to help for warmth. Keep heating pad on warm and check for warmth of glider. He should not be hot or cold.

With good supportive care between the Vet and Caregiver...most sugar gliders in a crisis survive. However, without the two hand in hand...the glider will not which often leaves the owner devastated.


Sending you and your little baby lots of hugs and prayers!

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#471971 - 02/07/08 12:36 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: LSardou]
Brittney
Unregistered


Hello? Where are you? Is your suggie OK? Are you able to get to a vet??

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#471972 - 02/07/08 12:39 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
I'm hoping that she is on her way to the vet. I just noticed that she has logged out.

Moving this to Health & Hygiene

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#472209 - 02/07/08 05:01 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: LSardou]
Xfilefan Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
Linda, I'm too tired to read everything, and your blue lettering is hard to read on my black background ohwell If it hasn't been suggested, I'd also go with a round of antibiotics 'just in case'...Baytril would be my first choice. It won't hurt, and could help if something is there they aren't seeing.

Above all (reiteration): keep the glider WARM and HYDRATED (fluids)-by syringe-needleless-if necessary.

Hoping the little one is okay, and for an update worried
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#472616 - 02/08/08 07:03 AM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: Xfilefan]
FaesMomma
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sounds like seizures to me....hope that baby is okay and got vet care! cry worried

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#473056 - 02/08/08 06:10 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ]
Helpless_Glider
Unregistered


I would just like to say thank you to all of the advice that people have given me about my horrible situation!!!

I took Mickey to the a specialist vets today and they have kept him in over night and im told that if his condition doesnt get worse then i should have him home tomorrow.

He has been diagnosed with osterpoisis (dont think thats spelt right) but his bones have become very weak because of the lack of calcium in his diet. although i gave him suplimints and yoghurt it doesnt seem to have been enough i just wich id have known earlya and then i coule have done more!!!!

Thank you again Sarah

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#473059 - 02/08/08 06:16 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ]
partyofsix
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I'm glad that they were able to determine a cause. I'll keep your baby in my prayers. hug2 Please keep us updated on him.

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#473087 - 02/08/08 07:16 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ]
Angel
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Keeping your baby in my prayers. Keep us updated.

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#473094 - 02/08/08 07:26 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ]
SuggieLuver4941
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Keeping your glider in my prayers. hug2

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#473102 - 02/08/08 07:38 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
Thank you for the update! I'm sorry to hear about your baby and I pray that with proper treatment he will recover from this.
Please don't blame yourself, you are doing the best that you know how. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers.
We are here if you need us!

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#473120 - 02/08/08 07:56 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: LSardou]
sugar_and_spice
Unregistered


So sorry to hear about your baby. Hopefully the vet can get him back on track. I'm keeping him in my prayers! hug2

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#473151 - 02/08/08 08:35 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ]
ozzi Offline
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Registered: 02/01/08
Posts: 3201
Loc: Sedona, AZ
My heart goes out to you Sarah, and little Mickey angel . I have been there before and there is just NO way to explain the pain and anxiety when one of our little friends gets sick like that. I hope Mickey rebounds really well gangel
Pat
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You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.....Unknown

Rest in Peace our little sweet friends that have crossed over the "Rainbow Bridge".
I miss you gangel Boo-Boo, Lucy, BJ, and Fivel gangel

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#473304 - 02/09/08 08:41 AM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ozzi]
Helpless_Glider
Unregistered


I am so very sorry to have to tell you that mickey came home today and when i was holding him he died.

Thank you all for you help and support it has really helped me!!!

Thanks again Sarah

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#473305 - 02/09/08 08:42 AM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ]
pappy1264 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/06
Posts: 11015
Loc: MA
Oh, I am so very sorry! Know you did what you could. God bless and Godspeed little Mickey. Again, I am so sorry.
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#473314 - 02/09/08 08:59 AM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: pappy1264]
ValkyrieMome Offline
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Registered: 01/13/07
Posts: 10983
Loc: Denton, TX
I'm so very sorry. I'm glad he got to be with you ... He knows he was loved.
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Kyrie, nothing will ever fill the hole you left in my heart.

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#473317 - 02/09/08 09:07 AM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ]
ozzi Offline
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Registered: 02/01/08
Posts: 3201
Loc: Sedona, AZ
Oh my God Sarah I am so sorry to hear that.
Pat
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Pat
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.....Unknown

Rest in Peace our little sweet friends that have crossed over the "Rainbow Bridge".
I miss you gangel Boo-Boo, Lucy, BJ, and Fivel gangel

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#473321 - 02/09/08 09:14 AM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ValkyrieMome]
ErinA
Unregistered


Oh dear, I'm so sorry to hear that. At least he died in the hands of the person he loved, and not in a strange, scary, vets office.

Is he your only glider?

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#473331 - 02/09/08 09:27 AM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: ]
mommawannabe Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2443
Loc: Roanoke, Virginia
Oh Sarah, I am so sorry for your loss. I agree with Erin, I'm glad he was with someone he loved when he went to the rainbow bridge.

Anna
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#473585 - 02/09/08 06:08 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: mommawannabe]
TracieB Offline
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Registered: 08/07/06
Posts: 4338
Loc: Lenexa, KS
cry Sarah, I'm so very sorry for your loss hug2
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#473589 - 02/09/08 06:13 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: TracieB]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
cry Sarah, I am so sorry to hear about your sweet little baby! I hope that you find it in your heart to know that
Mickey knew how much you loved her, and you did everything that you possibly could to help. Sending you lots of hugs and prayers. Godspeed little Mickey gangel

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#473595 - 02/09/08 06:18 PM Re: Please help theres something wrong with my gli [Re: LSardou]
princess86
Unregistered


We are all very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you! Hugs!

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