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#693994 - 12/16/08 05:44 PM I think my glider is self mulating
MelissaE
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She peeked out of her pouch and i saw a pinkish red dot near her eye theres no furr on it i took pictures but idk how to get them up! Its like 2mm it doesnt look painful but could this be the start of self mulation? im freeking out! im calling the vet tomorrow morning and taking her in if i can that afternoon. is their anything i can do for her now? i feel horrible! frown

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#693997 - 12/16/08 05:50 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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Is the spot next to her eye or is it on top of her head?
Do you have an ecollar? If not here is a link that will explain on how to make one.
How to make an E Collar

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#694001 - 12/16/08 05:54 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: LSardou]
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If it is self-mutilation, she is only able to scratch at it with her hands and feet. If she is scratching at the spot, she may need to go to a vet sooner than tomorrow. I would worry that she would scratch her eye. It is good that she is not biting at a leg, or her cloaca, SM on a place where she can bite at goes much faster and requires more immediate help.

You are doing the right thing to get her to a vet! Definitely have an E-collar on stand-by.
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#694002 - 12/16/08 05:54 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: LSardou]
LSardou Offline
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If she is housed with another glider, I suggest that you put her in another cage until you have her checked out.
This can mean several things, but without seeing it's hard to say what is going on. I'm glad to hear that you will be taking her in to see the vet tomorrow. Make sure that you keep a close eye on her tonight.
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#694003 - 12/16/08 05:55 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: LSardou]
MelissaE
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its right next to her eye
i dont have an ecollar but im going to make one right now

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#694017 - 12/16/08 06:28 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
MelissaE
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im putting her a different cage. its like half the size on my other one. she doesnt usually sleep in my room but what if i put her in my room for the night just to make sure or would she be too stressed because of the different smells?

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#694020 - 12/16/08 06:31 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
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Put something of hers, either pouch, toy or blankets in the smaller cage. I would keep her in your room so you can keep checking on her. Linda posted her number and she's fabulous for helping.
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#694040 - 12/16/08 06:50 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: thefotokat]
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Ok I don't mean to downplay the seriousness of this situation because something could definitely be wrong but she could just be pulling her eyebrows out. Which certainly is NOT good its a sign of stress but not something to throw her in a separate cage for because ummm that will just lead to more which of course with an e collar on won't happen but then again MORE stress making the situation worse.

Lets work on getting pictures uploaded. Do you have a photobucket account or even a myspace/facebook where you could upload there and someone could help you download onto this website??

Again I'm not trying to tell you not to use an e collar and you SHOULD go to the vet either way. I love everyone here but I'm the queen of over excitable by you guys are making ME look relaxed. roflmao
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#694048 - 12/16/08 07:02 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: Laurens_Babies]
LSardou Offline
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Thank you for your input Lauren. What we are doing until we have more detailed information, by not knowing exactly what is going on, so until we do, it's better to take precautions to prevent further injury than to take a chance.

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#694093 - 12/16/08 08:15 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: LSardou]
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#694103 - 12/16/08 08:26 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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The first and third one I couldn't tell, but on the second one it looks like it can be caused from overgrooming. Where it's located, it would become more irritated from another one of her cage mates grooming on it.
Does it look like just a sore spot with no broken skin? or is it just irritated?
If you have some neosporin (the kind without numbing agents in it) apply a small amount on the reddend area.
If she appears to be leaving it alone after you separate her, you will not need to worry about the ecollar. However, if she is scratching it, then please get one on her so that she doesn't irritate it more or cause it to open up.
She will need to be seen by a vet, and possibly will need antibiotics.
Make sure that she is getting plenty of fluids, and eating well tonight.
I hope that things will be alright. Please keep us posted.
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#694112 - 12/16/08 08:38 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: LSardou]
MelissaE
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its not open its just really red.
im giving her a monkey bisket soaked in apple jucie
and im putting the neosporin on her eye
thank you so much for your help!

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#694128 - 12/16/08 08:56 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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Your welcome. Please keep us updated.

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#694129 - 12/16/08 08:57 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
prettyinpink
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To post pics click reply then scroll down to post options then click file manager.. That's how you post them into your message wink

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#694136 - 12/16/08 09:04 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
MelissaE
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ok so saying putting neosporin on her sounds easy
all she wanted to do was eat it! lol any tips on how to get he to sit still for 2 seconds lol i tried treats that didnt work

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#694145 - 12/16/08 09:18 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
SugarBlossoms Offline
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It looks like a "bump". Is it a bump or just fur missing?
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#694149 - 12/16/08 09:27 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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Originally Posted By: MelissaE
ok so saying putting neosporin on her sounds easy
all she wanted to do was eat it! lol any tips on how to get he to sit still for 2 seconds lol i tried treats that didnt work


If you have a piece of fleece, you can wrap her up in like a burrito, this will contain her long enough to get the ointment on.

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#694150 - 12/16/08 09:28 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: SugarBlossoms]
MelissaE
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its a red bump with fur missing

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#694151 - 12/16/08 09:29 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
MelissaE
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thank you again LSardou!!!

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#694152 - 12/16/08 09:30 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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thumb Good Luck!

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#694164 - 12/16/08 09:44 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: LSardou]
MelissaE
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it worked!!!! should i put it on in the morning too?

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#694167 - 12/16/08 09:52 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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It wouldn't hurt to put more on in the morning too.

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#694735 - 12/17/08 06:45 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: LSardou]
LSardou Offline
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Melissa, I'm just checking to find out how your little one made out today at the vets. Please let us know, as we worry when we don't hear anything back.
I hope that she is alright.
hug2

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#695526 - 12/18/08 05:59 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: LSardou]
MelissaE
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All she has is a little skin infection shes on antibiotics. I give it morning and night for a week. The vet said it was kinda like a pimple


Edited by MelissaE (12/18/08 06:01 PM)

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#695597 - 12/18/08 08:30 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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Loc: Kansas
Thanks for the update Melissa. I was worried. I'm happy to hear that she is going to be OK.

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#697232 - 12/21/08 09:12 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: LSardou]
MelissaE
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thankyou so much for your help i kinda freeked out a little thats the first time anything was wrong with her so i was just really worried

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#697247 - 12/21/08 09:41 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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hug2 Tht's what makes you such a good mommy! It's totally understandable to worry about our babies! Keep up the good work. I hope she is doing better.

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#698912 - 12/24/08 04:01 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: LSardou]
MelissaE
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she is doing so much better!!! The bump is almost gone only one more day of her meds and shes done smile


Edited by MelissaE (12/24/08 04:02 PM)

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#698916 - 12/24/08 04:06 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
BelladonnasMom
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YEAH!!! Merry Christmas, your little will be well soon hopefully!!!!!

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#698923 - 12/24/08 04:18 PM Re: I think my glider is self mulating [Re: ]
LSardou Offline
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clap That's wonderful news! Thank you for the update!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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