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#7311 - 06/12/03 11:19 AM lack of water
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i always check their water and give them fresh water everyday. but i've noticed that for the past few days they haven't been drinking but i thought they were getting enough from their friuts (i thought they were choosing not to drink).
boy was i wrong. when i woke up Tiki was moving very slowly and did not want to pet or held at all. so i knew something was wrong so i started looking around the cage to see if savannah gave them something or anything that might be different.
well there was something clogging up their water bottle so i had to get a dropper and give Tiki water like that. he seems alot better now.
but that scared the [censored] out of me.

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#7312 - 06/12/03 11:27 AM Re: lack of water [Re: ]
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/worried2.gif" alt="" />Wow close call. I better go check my water bottle when I go home. I do notice at times there is dried food on it from them.

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#7313 - 06/12/03 12:09 PM SICK BABY [Re: ]
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ok he is acting very weird again. i just called the vet and he will be seen today at 2:30 he keeps falling now and acting very weird. i thought after i gave him the water he was fine but i was wrong again. something is really wrong here and i'm very scared.
what should i do until it's time to go to the vet?

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#7314 - 06/12/03 12:12 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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oh yeah he keeps twiching and stuff
if anyone has yahoo and wants to view this on my web cam and kinda tell me whats going on please feel free to pm me sabrinashley1 is my yahoo name. this is really [censored] me out

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#7315 - 06/12/03 12:32 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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Do you have any pedialite? When Layla was dehydrated we were told to mix peditalite and kerns nector or apple juice and give it to her with a dropper..

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#7316 - 06/12/03 12:51 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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thanks tinker bell for your outside help.

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#7317 - 06/12/03 12:56 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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He must be severly dehydrated - suggest pedialyte mixed with water and fed with a syringe if necessary. Dehydration is often a signal that something else is wrong but the dehyd. must be dealt with first. I cannot stress the importance of getting and keeping her hydrated until you can get to the vet. You might even try going early as an emergency situation has developed. Please, please keep us updated! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/worried2.gif" alt="" />

PS - perhaps the vet needs to give a sub-q injection for help with rehydrating the little guy


Edited by Charlee (06/12/03 01:05 PM)

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#7318 - 06/12/03 12:58 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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Sabrina...
Well I don't really have much advice to give you since you have already done the most important thing and gotten a vet appointment. Just make sure he stays hydrated until you get him there and when you get there make sure to ask for a urinalysis and fecal smear and float. I hope everything turns out ok for this little guy!

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#7319 - 06/12/03 01:13 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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if the vet can find nothing wrong (his neck doesn't form a tent when pinched) then i will blame this on the moon and the tropical storm we are having.

he isn't shaking anymore (thank god) and he is beginning to walk (slowly) on my back. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/multi.gif" alt="" />i hope this is a good sign.

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#7320 - 06/12/03 01:55 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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I understand your desire to blame something, anything - really, I do. However, if not dehydrated then something is very wrong and only tests will give you the answer. Let us know what happens! Positive thoughts coming your way from Bugsy, Rachel and myself! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />

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#7321 - 06/12/03 02:42 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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well my hubby just left to take tiki to vet. i couldn't go b/c it is raining way to hard out and i didn't want to get savannah out in it. so i will let ya'll know what's going on when he returns.

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#7322 - 06/12/03 04:20 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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yes, please keep us updated

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#7323 - 06/12/03 04:22 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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All fingures and toes are crossed.Good Luck little one <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/littleglider.gif" alt="" />

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#7324 - 06/12/03 05:12 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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ok my hubby just came back from the vets office with my wonderful and perfectly healthy Tiki.
Rodger said the vet did some tests (but he could not remember what ones) and they could find nothing wrong with him. but i will still keep an eye out for him. maybe he just felt like scaring me into labor.

oh and he wasn't dehydrated.

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#7325 - 06/12/03 06:47 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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Great news! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yelclap.gif" alt="" /> I'm so glad - but still think there is some reason for the shaking. I only suggested that dehydration was a prob. after you said the bottle was stuck but don't think that would cause the shaking.

Anyway - I'm so glad for all of you and hope nothing more happens to bring on early labor <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/roflmao.gif" alt="" /> (unless you want it to, that is! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />)

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#7326 - 06/12/03 07:23 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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[:"blue"] Glider Greetings: <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />

I'm glad to hear that you little furbutt is OK. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yelclap.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yelclap.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/yelclap.gif" alt="" />

For future reference, by investing a couple of bucks in another water bottle, you can greatly reduce the possibility of the recurrence of a clogged bottle by putting two on each cage.
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#7327 - 06/12/03 07:33 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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I'm so glad the little one is ok <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" />

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#7328 - 06/12/03 08:20 PM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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yes we have already bought another water bottle for them.
but like ya'll i don't know why he was shaking. but the vet said he is healthy so that's what i believe.

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#7329 - 06/13/03 12:00 AM Re: SICK BABY [Re: ]
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What does he weigh? What type of bedding are you using? What temperature is the room? When I first got gliders I did not know about pine and I used chloro pine for a week. All my gliders lost 30% of their weight and one lost motor control, went into convulsions and died. This was due to the bedding. Are you using any chemicals near by? Just because the vet did not find anything wrong on his tests does not mean nothing is wrong. If he was dehydrated he could have organ damage. I would get a second opinion. Just to be safe. See if they can do x-rays.

Ushuaia

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