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#79242 - 01/22/06 11:22 PM need emergency help

Symptoms: Lethargy, weakness, not drinking, not eating, falling over, very cold to the touch. almost appears as though she's having trouble moving her muscles
when i went in to feed her tonight, she was clinging to her cage pouch by one forearm. she was barely moving. is now moving around a bit, climbing up towards neck (for warmth) but is being very wobbly and falls over

Approximately how old is the glider? 1-1 1/2 yrs.

Is this a male or a female? female

How long have you owned this glider? 3 months

Where did you acquire this glider from? resuce

What diet is the glider on? bml

Do you use the appropriate supplements? yes

Does this glider have a history of medical problems? If so, what are they? underweight, 69 g, holding steady. missing ear, missing tip of tail. respiratory problems about month and a half ago

Does this glider live alone? If not, tell us about cage mates. neuteured male, 5 yrs. very friendly

Has this glider been used to breed? When was the last joey OOP? not while living with me

How is water provided? Do you know if the glider is drinking? water bottle provided. not drinking. possibly dehydrated? can't get enough skin to do a pinch test...

How is this glider housed? 54 in tall, 30 in wide, 18 in deep cage, 1/2 in bar spacing, three sleeping/cage pouches, wodent wheel

How is the enclosure furnished? above

How often, when and how is the glider being handled? daily, from 10p-midnight

Has this glider been exposed to any other gliders? just cagemate, mickey

Have you noticed any behavioral changes? not eating much lately. assumed to be enviromential... mickey's being a picky eater too.

Have you noticed any changes to your glider excrement? slightly lighter brown stool. wetter, but not diahrea

When did you first notice a problem? How long has the problem been going on? noticed 30 min ago

Is this due to an accident? unknown

vet opens at 7 am. will schedual a visit as soon as they open, but not sure what to do to keep her going this time.

my number is 816 392 2793

#79243 - 01/22/06 11:31 PM Re: need emergency help [Re: ]
the gliders angel Offline
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Registered: 08/08/01
Posts: 3060
Loc: u.s.a.
she needs fluids and meds get to a emergency vet asap or she will not make it till 7 am. she needs sub qs fluids by any vet also get some test run fecal float and urine culture and sensitivity on her urine. i would get her on some oral bayril and oral calcium just in case its hlp.

#79244 - 01/22/06 11:39 PM Re: need emergency help [Re: ]

Your baby is VERY sick and needs an emergency vet NOW!!! Please don't wait!

#79245 - 01/23/06 12:23 AM Re: need emergency help [Re: ]
Xfilefan Offline
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Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
If you can get her into a 24 hr ER vet, even one that doesn't know about gliders can do a sub-q and urine and fecal tests. Sometimes there just isn't one that will deal with gliders, and I have run into that myself-even showing up at their door with sick glider in hand they refused to treat. If you can-get her in. In the meantime, you want to push fluids..gatorade or pedialyte 50/50 with water(pedialyte is preferred, but use what you've got-the electrolytes in these will help her retain the fluids), fruit juice, nectar, water, whatever-you can put small amounts down her via syringe if necessary. KEEP HER WARM by either having her in a pouch under a jacket on you, or having her in your shirt so she can share your body heat-if you absolutely can't have her seen until 7, it's going to be a long night, I wouldn't return her to her cage this ill, but keep her with you. That way her body only has to deal with fighting whatever is wrong, and you're providing the heat she needs, and the comfort of your presence. You can offer her favorite fruits/veggies/treats, small pieces of scrambled egg...whatever she is most likely to eat -like hawaiian delight lickys off your fingers or a spoon (I wouldn't worry too much about nutrition tonight, if she'll eat anything, that's good). You may also be able to put some watered bml down by more food/fluids than .5cc's or so every couple hours by syringe-if she gets overloaded it could start coming back up. Other than that, there isn't a whole lot you can do short of a seeing a vet and determining what exactly is wrong. Keep us updated.

Edited by Xfilefan (01/23/06 12:25 AM)
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#79246 - 01/23/06 01:02 AM Re: need emergency help [Re: ]

anyone know of a vet in/near the columbia missouri area?
i've already called Noah's Ark
Horton Animal Hospital
and the vet. school at univeristy of missouri
i also called the vetrinarian in boonville
all of them have said they themselves have no glider experience and would suggest fluids until morning

#79247 - 01/23/06 01:44 AM Re: need emergency help [Re: ]
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Registered: 02/19/04
Posts: 15514
Loc: Long Island, NY
Here is a list of vets we have for Missouri

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#79248 - 01/23/06 01:51 AM Re: need emergency help [Re: ]
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Registered: 09/10/04
Posts: 22746
Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
I wish I could help. Just keep trying with the fluids. Also, you might want to see if you can get a little honey or Karo syrup into this little one. It could be low blood sugar as well. Fluids are most important though. Prayers for you and this little baby.
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#79249 - 01/23/06 08:57 AM Re: need emergency help [Re: ]
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Registered: 09/06/05
Posts: 3264
Loc: Northeast U.S.
Any updates on this little one? We're all thinking of you...

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