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#836841 - 09/11/09 11:05 PM Abbi's Story........... :*(

Abbi was my very first mosiac female born at my house. She along with her twin brother were healthy in every way. On August 18th she got all spiffied up, had her nails clipped and went to see the vet for a health check-up as she was to fly out within the week to her new Mommy (Sandi). All went perfect. Lafayette went to his new home that day after his check up and Abbi had a few days to stay and get a bit more spoiled.
On Sunday August 23rd Abbi pulled one of her nails off. I have no idea how, but just to be on the safe side we ran over to the ER vet and had her look at it. She was put Baytril and sent home, with advise to let her regular vet recheck her before she flys out. Monday we had a recheck with the vet and he wanted to give her a few more days to be on the antibiotics to make sure she didn’t SM or get worse before leaving home.
On Friday Auguse 23rd we went back to Dr. King . He put her under to check her out and he seen the infection was up under where her nail bed was, so he scraped the tiny part of the nail that was coming in and scraped the nail bed, she had made a tiny tiny chew on her patagium he said he wasn't going to say she was SMing just itching intensly because the antibotic maybe wasn't strong enough sooooooooo after putting her under and cleaning her back up he put a covering on it so she couldn’t get to it.

On Tuesday September 1st we went back to DR King for him to take off the bandage and recheck it. Which meant he had to put her back under, take her bandages off do blood work and xrays and rewrap her. Each time he did something he would bring me into the operating room to show me how she was doing, explain everything in great detail, and tell me the game plan from there. At this point she looked like she was healing VERY well. He rewrapped her and sent us home for another 2 days.

On Thursday September 3rd we were back at Dr Kings for our recheck he put her under, seen the hand was dead, showed me and explained he would try to take the minimum he had to to save her. The hand.didn’t do it………the elbow didn’t do it………he had to go all the way up into the shoulder to amputate to free her of any infection. She was sent home with Torb and was still on Baytril. After him working with her all morning, we thought we were at a place that would be good for her. He handed her limp little body to me all wrapped up in a hot pink bandage without an arm. And I cried like a baby ( just like I am doing now) while I kissed her all over and promised her she wouldn’t hurt anymore and if her new mommy didn’t want her, she would spend ALL of her waking and sleping hours in my bra next to my heart that she had stolen. On the way home she woke up went CRAZY and ripped off her bandage. So back to the vet we went, he had to put her under once again rewrap her and then off we went once again for the hour and 20 minute ride home.Abbi slept in my bra the whole way home. When we got home I called Sandi and told her once Abbi woke up I would send her new pics of her in her bandages……….Abbi never woke up. She passed away while in my bra with my hand rubbing her head and stroking her back.

I immediately called Dr King once again bawling asking what happened what went wrong how could things have been different. We took Abbi back for a necropsy that afternoon. The results came back Abbi Died from a blood clot in the lung. She was so young and it was so hard on her body from being put under so many times. She just didn’t have any fight in her.

Abbi is home with me she is burried under the oak tree in the back yard. She won’t ever have to suffer or hurt or be in pain. I just wish my heart could heal as fast as her pain went way.

Even tho Abbi was seen right away by the vet and had continued care it still wasn’t enough. I really don’t know what anyone can learn from it but I just wanted to share.

#836843 - 09/11/09 11:10 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]

That is so sad... poor little thing. My heart is breaking for you Cindy cry

:rbridge: Fly free Abbi... you were only here a short time but you will be missed.

#836851 - 09/11/09 11:22 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]

Oh thats so sad. I am crying just from reading it. I am so sorry you had to go through that

Edited by MorganE (09/11/09 11:22 PM)

#836857 - 09/11/09 11:33 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]

cryI'm so so so so sorry for you. Your story touched my heart cry cry cry cry . May she pass over the rainbow gently, and be at peace.

#836861 - 09/11/09 11:48 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]
SugarBlossoms Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 5830
Loc: USA
Cindy, I wrote to you at the other place.

I am so very very sorry she had to leave you so soon.

Keeper of Handprints on my Heart, You left your Footprints on my soul.
My precious loves that left to quickly, Peanut, Katie
Isabella, Kiwi, Bonnie and Monroe.

Spread your wings and glide free of pain,
Until the day I see you again.

God speed my precious angels. I love you. Mama.

#836863 - 09/11/09 11:52 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]
Laurens_Babies Offline
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Registered: 03/04/07
Posts: 3570
Loc: Kansas City, MO
I'm very sorry Cindy.

Lauren's Animal Kingdom
*Website is down temporarily should be back up by November!*

#836866 - 09/11/09 11:57 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: Laurens_Babies]
ValkyrieMome Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 01/13/07
Posts: 10983
Loc: Denton, TX

I'm so sorry Cindy. What a sad tragedy.

"Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored." Alice Walker

Mom to Valhalla; 6 cats; 1 macaw; 2 hedgehogs;
and very many great gliders!

(plus the 2 skin kids)

Kyrie, nothing will ever fill the hole you left in my heart.

#836869 - 09/11/09 11:58 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: Laurens_Babies]
LSardou Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/01/06
Posts: 21060
Loc: Kansas
cry cry hug2 hug2 cry cry
I am so sorry Cindy. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Glider Free Precious Baby Girl. heart :rbridge:

#836872 - 09/12/09 12:03 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: SugarBlossoms]
StitchsMom Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 10569
Loc: IL (St. Louis area)
I'm responding to your PM now. I just had to say something here too. I'm so sorry! hug2 cry

If you need anything, call me!!!
~*~Jenny and the fur kids~*~

:grey: :grey: :grey: :leu:

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#836888 - 09/12/09 12:50 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]
ozzi Offline
Glider Addict

Registered: 02/01/08
Posts: 3201
Loc: Sedona, AZ
cry I am so very sorry Cindy cry
I am just heart broken reading this upset
Glide free little Abbie :rbridge:
gangel angel gangel
Pat, Boo-Boo, and BJ
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

#836907 - 09/12/09 03:59 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ozzi]
Judie Offline
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Registered: 10/25/01
Posts: 9173
Loc: Edwardsville, Kansas 66113
I am sooooo sory for the loss of Abbie. Sometimes... the little ones are only with us ever so briefly so they are truely a special gift.

I think the only thing I would have done differently would have been an E-Collar instead of wraping the hand. My guess is the circulation to her hand was cut off due to the bandage having been too tight for her tiny hand.

I have to commend you.... you did your very best and that is all one can do.

Take Care... and may your heart heal in time.
Web site:

#836909 - 09/12/09 05:44 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: Judie]
reeny Offline
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Registered: 03/23/07
Posts: 1945
Loc: Miami, Fl
So sorry for your loss Cindy.
"The Flower Patch Gang"

Blossom & Buttercup
Bella & Bug
Mona & Poppy
Hannah & Lucas
Petunia & Payton
Fiona & Fiorello
Lili & Tulip & Krinkles

#836910 - 09/12/09 06:30 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]

cry Cindy I'm so sorry about Abbi :rbridge: - now she isn't in pain but I'm sure that doesn't ease yours - I will say a prayer for Abbi and know even in her short life she knew she was loved by Mommy #1 -

owned by

#836919 - 09/12/09 07:09 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]
LabNGliderMom Offline
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Registered: 01/04/09
Posts: 3753
Loc: Florida
Cindy, I am so sorry for your loss...

I hope the poem in this thread brings you some peace knowing Abbi wants that peace for you

A Glider's Prayer thread

Edited by LabNGliderMom (09/12/09 07:15 AM)
Hubby: George
Kids: Ayla & Michael
Grandsons: Trysten, Dayton, KJ & Nathyn
The Zoo: Midnight, Severe & Nala - Claude, Pixie, Tippy & Chili - Scout & Soluna, Theo & Deegie

#836938 - 09/12/09 08:23 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: LabNGliderMom]

Oh my goodness, that just breaks my heart! I am so sorry for your loss! Take some comfort in knowing that she passed quietly while she was sleeping, it was very peaceful. You did everything you could and gave her a fighting chance. Now she is your little angel

#836990 - 09/12/09 10:25 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]
Feather Online   sleep

Registered: 01/19/08
Posts: 12185
Loc: Wisconsin
Awe, I am so sorry that little Abbi had to go through all that to save her life only to have her pass away from a blood clot.

Don't blame yourself for any of it, you and your vet did all they could to save this baby.

May your memories of that precious little soul comfort you in the day to come.

Glide Free little Abbi :rbridge:
Feathers-Sweetie, Sklyar Blue, Mister Peanut, Big Mack & Ibo
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Micheal, Stevie, Cho & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Khayman & T'Pring :rtmo: O'Ryan :leu:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

#837053 - 09/12/09 12:25 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: Feather]
tbull Offline
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Registered: 10/04/05
Posts: 3884
Loc: Wyoming
cry hug2 hug2 hug2 cry

** Meddle not in the affairs of Dragons, for
you are crunchy and taste good with catsup **

*Proud to forever be a Boo-Boo and BJ Fan!*

#837078 - 09/12/09 01:25 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: tbull]

Cindy, just know i feel your pain i never had her I sure miss her. Sandi

#837138 - 09/12/09 03:27 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]

Wow, Abbi sounds like a sweet little baby. I'm so sorry that you lost her, but I know that she died knowing she was safe and loved.

#837183 - 09/12/09 06:26 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]

I only wish this was a real hug2

#837191 - 09/12/09 06:50 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]

So sorry for your loss. Prayers and good thoughts being sent your way. hug2

#837245 - 09/12/09 08:39 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]
hwh4ev Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 2836
Loc: roseville, mi
how heartbreaking.

take care,
nancy in detroit
nancy in roseville (formerly in detroit)

#837299 - 09/12/09 10:44 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: hwh4ev]

thank you everyone I think this has been one pf the most devestating things any glider mommy could go thru

#837834 - 09/14/09 08:24 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]
StitchsMom Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 10569
Loc: IL (St. Louis area)
More hugs for you Cindy....

hug2 hug2 hug2
~*~Jenny and the fur kids~*~

:grey: :grey: :grey: :leu:

>>> Sugar Glider Slave <<<

#837840 - 09/14/09 08:41 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: StitchsMom]
mommawannabe Offline
Glider Slave

Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 2443
Loc: Roanoke, Virginia
cry Oh Cindy my heart is breaking for you!! hug2
I am so very sorry for you loss. I know it had to be hard to share your story. Thank you. Glide free little one :rbridge:

Hubby Tommie
son Logan - 11
Pugs-Duncan and Raven,
Hedgies-Sweet Pea,Dobby,Bambi,DarthVader,Lexy,Shadow, Willow & Thatch.
suggies-Izzy, Miley~Toff, Jasper~Twinkie, Nix~Ash, Nash~Riley, Barney~Spryte~Pixie, Apollo~Athena.
Turtles - Shelly~Petunia

#838111 - 09/14/09 07:10 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: mommawannabe]
sugarlope Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 03/28/02
Posts: 19735
Loc: in my happy place
cry I'm so sorry, Cindy. hug2 hug2 hug2
Maia & Squish
If we never loved, then maybe we would never feel pain. Love anyway. It's worth it.

#838218 - 09/14/09 11:38 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: sugarlope]
SugarPaws Offline
Glider Lover

Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 512
Loc: Illinois
Thats so sad. I am so sorry to hear what happened to Abbi. frown How are you holding up? It's never easy lossing a pet.

Edited by SugarPaws (09/14/09 11:40 PM)

:rbridge: Snuggles
:rbridge: CiCi

#838221 - 09/14/09 11:44 PM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: SugarPaws]

I'm so sorry cry hug2

#838244 - 09/15/09 01:17 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: ]
Their_mommy Offline
Glider Guardian

Registered: 11/07/06
Posts: 767
Loc: Canton Tx
I am so sorry for your loss, but remember, Abbi was near your heart when she died and knew the love of a perfect mother.
And that is you.
Fly free little one and I know she is flying with my little lost suggie and all the others that have passed before her.
God bless.
As time goes by and my loves pass. I will forever be greatfull for the time we had together. I will see you soon my loves.

#838267 - 09/15/09 04:25 AM Re: Abbi's Story........... :*( [Re: Their_mommy]
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Glider Addict

Registered: 08/10/08
Posts: 4108
Loc: Phoenix AZ
Godspeed Abbi. angel

I started crying right when I started reading. I am SO so sorry for your loss. hug2

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