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#652491 - 10/07/08 10:17 PM I am awful....Vu
Karin Offline
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Uggggg, I am just posting so you can keep my big boy in your thoughts and feel free to beat me up for being an awful mom. I am so worried.

Vu managed to get a superficial wound 2 nights ago. It wasn't an open wound and the blood had dried, so I have watched him like a hawk and applied the Neosporin and kept the wound clean (solution from vet previously). He is leaving it alone...he's eating....all around doing fine. Well, this afternoon I was doctoring him and it has become very very swollen. At first I wasn't sure if it was actually swollen or it was his fat roll, or a lump. He is a huge fluffy one....over 300g. (that's another story.) Anyway, it's swollen so we are going to the vet tomorrow . They better find a slot to fit us in mad .

How? Well, I thought about my 4 old timers going in together as a quad so I put their cages side by side. (they have always had their own rooms.) They are the pvc coated ones with the little metal clips that hold it together. My best guess it he was over marking and his fat roll got in the way and he was cut. upset It's my fault...I couldn't just leave well enough alone. This isn't life threatening, but still...I hate when they are not 100%.

Uggggggg, no need to reply, I just feel better if I get it out of my system.

Bad mommy
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#652494 - 10/07/08 10:24 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Karin]
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hug2 Not a bad mommy. You guys have my thoughts and prayers.
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#652524 - 10/07/08 11:04 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Karin]
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Hi Karin wave
When any of our babies is sick or hurt we feel bad no matter what the reason. I hope your "Fluffy One" gets better fast.
I thought BJ was big at 201. He has room to spare-LOL!!!
Do you have a picture of Vu?

Pat
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#652531 - 10/07/08 11:11 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ozzi]
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I'm so sorry Karin hug2 Hope Vu is feeling better soon!
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#652533 - 10/07/08 11:13 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ozzi]
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Karin you are njot a bad Mommy. You were trying to make one BIG happy family and well it just did not work out.
Please let us know how his vet appointment goes.

Sometime we would like to see a picture of Vu though when he is feeling better.

hug2


Edited by BCChins (10/07/08 11:14 PM)
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#652542 - 10/07/08 11:20 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ozzi]
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Hope to hear you got good news from the vet and a happy recovery for Vu.
You are NOT a bad mommy, you love him and you care for him. heart
My prayers are with you. hug2

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#652544 - 10/07/08 11:22 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ]
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Karin, you are such a bad mommy that I'd trust you with ANY of my gliders any time.
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#652562 - 10/07/08 11:49 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Dancing]
Karin Offline
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Thank you frown .

Here is a pic from last January...he is the WF with food in his hand ohwell

I will get a current pic after the vet tomorrow.

Karin


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#652573 - 10/08/08 12:11 AM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Karin]
Raquel
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He looks so cute!

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#652595 - 10/08/08 12:31 AM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ]
MagicMan
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Karin, you are HARDLY a bad mommy!! hug2

Your guy is so HANDSOME!! Keep us posted on him!

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#652609 - 10/08/08 12:46 AM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ]
Allidal Offline
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Registered: 02/02/08
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Loc: NJ
Ha! I want to squeeze hims!! Too cute!

It's always good to open up and surround yourself with lots of great suggie support.

For caring so much about your gliders it makes you a wonderful mommy! Don't ever think anything less again. Vu is so lucky to have you. hug2
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#652628 - 10/08/08 01:32 AM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Allidal]
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hug2 hug2 hug2
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#652634 - 10/08/08 02:06 AM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Lynsie]
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hug2
OMG!! He is toooooooo cute!!!
That's one BIG juicy fruit!!! mlove
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#652639 - 10/08/08 02:22 AM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Karin]
kanzakitty
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hug2 well wishes for a good mommy and sweet looking little one.

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#652645 - 10/08/08 02:53 AM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ]
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hug2 hug2 hug2 Karin, I would trust you with my babies also.......GOOD Mommy for looking after her Vu & wanting what is best for him.
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#652677 - 10/08/08 06:56 AM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: glidrz5]
Monster
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Poor Vu, I can just see him rubbing himself silly on those bars!

Let us know how the vet goes today K! hug2

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#652716 - 10/08/08 08:43 AM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Karin]
ozzi Offline
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Originally Posted By: Karin
Here is a pic from last January...
Karin

Oh my what a beautiful boy mlove
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Rest in Peace our little sweet friends that have crossed over the "Rainbow Bridge".
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#652730 - 10/08/08 09:08 AM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ozzi]
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Karin, whenever one of our babies hurt, we always feel we somehow could have prevented it. You area a wonderful suggie mom and I agree with the others, I would not hesitate to leave my gliders with you! Praying the big guy will be ok. (And boy, what a cutie he is, btw!!! And I thought Roo and Oliver were big...hehehe.)
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#652759 - 10/08/08 10:03 AM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: pappy1264]
PixTrix
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Karin, you are silly to think you are a bad mommy! You are such a WONDERFUL mommy and I have seen you MELT at each and every glider you see!

Vu will get better and back to himself soon! Give Vu a rub under his chin and on his tummy for me.


Jen

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#653091 - 10/08/08 05:53 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ]
Karin Offline
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Loc: Sycamore Illinois
Honestly, and honestly...I am not sure I want any more glider's. I am a wuss, straight up. My heart just bleeds when they are hurting and I feel SO inadequate. (again, I am just typing to vent it out here). You can say, oh good job, you're a good mommy, but I have not one inkling that is the case.

Vu went to the vet today. What happened was, on Sunday night I saw a small scrape on the side of his chest next to his scent gland. I am 99% sure he got it by marking his cage on one of those little metal clips they hold the cage together with. He is so heavy, I believe his fat roll got *caught*. (He is marking heavy because I put another cage of glider's next to him and Deja to attempt to someday introduce.) Anyway...it was not open or looked bad so I treated as most of us would treat. Two days later, it looked swollen (yesterday) so off to the vet today. Well, it was a small wound (barely the size of a pencil eraser) but quite a bit of the tissue had turned necrotic so the vet removed it. It was a jaw dropping enlightenment for me. He had to have 8 stitches.

The poor fella, not once has he messed with the site, not any time. He has not slept all day because he cannot understand why his Deja is in their cage and he is not. It's so very sad. I had an ecollar at the vet to put on him once he woke up, but it was too small : (. Long story short, I did find the larger e-collars I have here at home but watching him all day, I couldn't bring myself to put him in it. I had a *jacket* also, so I have wrapped his fluffy body in the jacket and will see how it works. He didn't even fight it...Vu is just so laid back. I hope this will work and we won't have to use the ecollar....yes, I can hope! Since he hasn't messed whatsoever with the sight, we could get lucky but I am on standby.

I am exhausted. I am worried. I am disappointed in myself that I can't rise to the occasion. Please keep the big guy in your prayers.

Karin
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#653092 - 10/08/08 05:55 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Karin]
Karin Offline
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Loc: Sycamore Illinois
I will post the pic I took yesterday....the pic looks RIDICOUSLY worse than the actual injury though. I will get a pic in a few days of the injury and stitches.



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Edited by Karin (10/08/08 05:55 PM)
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#653095 - 10/08/08 05:59 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Lynsie]
Sheila Offline
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Loc: Ok
Vu is in our prayers angel
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#653096 - 10/08/08 06:02 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Karin]
reeny Offline
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Registered: 03/23/07
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Loc: Miami, Fl
Wow 8 stitches. Karin you are so cute! It is amazes me, we are always here for each other, but when you are going through it feels like you are falling apart. Believe me you are rising to the occasion. Thank goodness you brought him to the vet. 8 stitches is pretty significant.

I hope Vu continues to do well and there is no need for an e collar. Be a good little boy Vu so your mommy can rest. Keeping you and Vu in my prayers.


Edited by reeny (10/08/08 06:04 PM)
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#653107 - 10/08/08 06:24 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Sheila]
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Wow........just wow!! I have heard that little superficial scratches, abrasions, etc can and do sometimes turn into a serious problem over a very short period of time with gliders. I cant say I or anyone else would have done anything any differently. You are such an awesome lady and I am So sorry this is happening. will keep you both in my thoughts and prayers.
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#653110 - 10/08/08 06:31 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: reeny]
Raquel
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Karin:
I guess it feels like when our human kids scratch their knees or broke their bones... we'd like to be ourselves who are hurt... and not them.

Just try to have some rest. Vu needs his mommy strong to care for him.
The worst... is over, and he will be fine. Because he has the BEST medicine he can get: the TLC you are giving him!

Be proud, mommy. You are taking very good care of your little baby. hug2

My prayers are with you all.

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#653179 - 10/08/08 08:11 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: Karin]
ozzi Offline
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Originally Posted By: Karin
Honestly, and honestly...I am not sure I want any more glider's. I am a wuss, straight up. My heart just bleeds when they are hurting and I feel SO inadequate. (again, I am just typing to vent it out here). You can say, oh good job, you're a good mommy, but I have not one inkling that is the case.
Karin


I am with you on that Karin. I will never have anymore gliders after Boo-Boo and BJ. I just can't do the heartache anymore. Can't go there.
I saw the picture of Vu you posted. That poor baby!!!!!

I hope Vu heals up quickly.
Don't blame yourself, or be disappointed. We just CAN NOT cover all the bases no mater how hard we try and that is unnerving in itself for me.

Pat
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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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#653250 - 10/08/08 09:19 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ozzi]
Monster
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Boy, Vu sure knows how to bring it, doesn't he? That boy don't mess around when it comes to chest rubbing!

Mama - you're doing everything you can, there's just nothing to beat yourself up about. You can dwell over putting the cages together, but bottom line is, you never woulda done it if you thought for a second one of your babies would get hurt - and that, my dear, I KNOW about YOU!

hug2 hug2 hug2

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#653257 - 10/08/08 09:28 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ]
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Karin - I can tell Vu is in so much pain - as he reaches for that pine nut.

I think the only pain he's feeling is that you were holding one of his hands while you took the picture, so that he couldn't double fist those pine nuts!

Cut it out with the self-recriminations, already! How many people would have even noticed that tiny scratch in the first place! You obviously know your gliders well, spend a lot of time with them, and love them!

Call me ANY TIME - day or night. If you need help, I'm there.
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#653264 - 10/08/08 09:39 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ValkyrieMome]
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I was thinking the same thing....he didn't really look that bothered except he couldn't reach ALL those nuts at the same time.....I agree with those above.....you are an amazing suggie-mama and don't ever forget it....(we won't let you anyway!!)

We shall keep both you and your little boy in our prayers hug2

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#653272 - 10/08/08 09:45 PM Re: I am awful....Vu [Re: ]
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I was thinking the same thing looking at that picture - he just wanted those pine nuts! hug2 hug2 Karin, you and Vu are in my thoughts and prayers!
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