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#955925 - 06/08/10 04:47 PM Her Leg is BROKEN ?!
Holly1221 Offline
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Registered: 08/10/06
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i took Asa to the vet yesterday. Dr Inman, felt her right hind leg.. didn't think anything was wrong. but he did an Xray, come to find out, her femur is broken. he is getting in touch with a Specialist to see what to do, as he said it would require surgery since they can't set it in a brace. the worst part is not knowing when she did this.

What to do ?! has anybody ever dealt with this b4 ? i really really need some advice. and a hug.

oh yes, she weighed in at just 64grams. i think this is too light. ???
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#955926 - 06/08/10 04:48 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Holly1221]
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I haven't a clue on the broken leg, but I CAN help with the other half of your post....(((((HUG)))))
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#955928 - 06/08/10 04:51 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: DCMuffin]
MizValorie Offline
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Please contact Cora. Her glider just recently broke her leg (christmas) it did not require surgery.
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#955930 - 06/08/10 04:52 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: MizValorie]
MizValorie Offline
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Here are her numbers:

Home Phone: 903-983-2033
Cell Phone: 903-808-1142
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#955934 - 06/08/10 05:00 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: MizValorie]
Holly1221 Offline
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thank you Aimee. and thanks Valorie.. i will have to give it a few mins as i am an emotional handbasket [which i am not normally !!] then call her as well as PM her.
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#955935 - 06/08/10 05:00 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: MizValorie]
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I had a glider named Spryte that broke her leg. Dr. Teresa Bradley (Belton Animal Hospital) is the one that took care of Spryte. She was able to put a pin in Spryte's leg and save the leg.

She also is willing to do vet to vet phone consults.

(816) 331-3120
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#955942 - 06/08/10 05:21 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Dancing]
Holly1221 Offline
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thank you as well Teresa. the vet isn't open now but i will call tomorrow with that information
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#955944 - 06/08/10 05:22 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Holly1221]
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#955949 - 06/08/10 05:26 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: eterrell84]
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#955953 - 06/08/10 05:36 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Sherri]
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Hugs! What a traumatic experience! I hope everything turns out just fine.
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#955959 - 06/08/10 05:48 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: oakley]
Holly1221 Offline
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aww thanks you guys !! <hugs back>
i spoke to Cora and she gave me some reassurances smile i will also email the other Val[jackie_chans_mom] like Cora recommended. i really don't want to have it come down to surgery. i'd like to see if she can heal on her own 1st.

off_topic i really am not such a basket case dunno idk what's going on with that at all. it's like i cry for no reason now, or just bc something was sad on tv.. AHHH ![why?!]
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#955961 - 06/08/10 05:51 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Holly1221]
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Hugs, Holly! So sorry! What a horrible find. Was she favoring her leg? Is that what made you think to xray it?

And - you are pregnant? hehehe
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#955979 - 06/08/10 06:23 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: ValkyrieMome]
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Registered: 04/16/05
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I am glad you found some comfort in our conversation. I opted out of surgery, gave metacam twice a day for 5 days and amoxicillin twice a day for 10 days. Fixed them up a hospital cage and kept all their stuff close to the ground. Today you cant even tell Nala had a broken leg! ((((HUGS)))) to you and I hope your glider heals as well as mine did!!
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#955980 - 06/08/10 06:24 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Cora]
Cora Offline
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Dont worry I cried to, its a symptom of glideritis as we all know these babies have us "wrapped"!!!!
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#956021 - 06/08/10 08:08 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Holly1221]
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Registered: 10/26/09
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Loc: NY
Originally Posted By: Holly1221
i took Asa to the vet yesterday. Dr Inman, felt her right hind leg.. didn't think anything was wrong. but he did an Xray, come to find out, her femur is broken. he is getting in touch with a Specialist to see what to do, as he said it would require surgery since they can't set it in a brace. the worst part is not knowing when she did this.

What to do ?! has anybody ever dealt with this b4 ? i really really need some advice. and a hug.

oh yes, she weighed in at just 64grams. i think this is too light. ???


Holly, breathe... It will be okay.
Broken legs ARE fixable. Munch had a broken leg back in December -- it was right at his joint, which I hear is more difficult to fix than one that is actually on one bone. Anyway -- we did not do any surgeries with Munch, just drastically limiting his movement, separating him from his cagemate, and providing antibiotics and painkillers as necessary. His bones fused together so he cannot bend that leg, but he is doing perfectly well now.
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#956036 - 06/08/10 08:58 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: WintersSong]
B19 Offline
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aww I'm sorry! Hope everything turns out good. Will be thinking bout u guys!
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#956076 - 06/08/10 11:11 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: B19]
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Awwww what awful luck! You're in good hands with knowledgable people so I don't really have any advice to add, but I can give great big ((((Huuuuuuuuugs))) smile

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#956078 - 06/08/10 11:15 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: B19]
Holly1221 Offline
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Registered: 08/10/06
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Loc: Maryland
ok for try #2 stupid laptop <growl>

so this doesn't seem so rare after all ?

i'm thinking this coincides with my other post[abt her twisting her foot onto her back]. altho at that time i was thinking HLP. not sure if this is "better" or what.

Alden, i've talked to you on YIM and you will thankfully keep away from that kind of "talk" lady wink

Cora, thank you so much for talking with me. i will be getting some Repcal to help her bones heal better. like i told jackie_chans_mom in the PM i sent her, i usually wouldn't do that, i HATE to bother people. oh yes, all my butts have me wrapped around their fingers. Asa has Jeff wrapped around hers as well [she's "his" glider]. oh i can't remember what you said abt foods for fattening her up ? would you mind posting them ?

Teresa, would you mind PM'ing me with what happened with Spryte ? [i remember you having her, i even remember when you found out she was a hemophradite [sp?], i was saddened when she passed away hug2 ]

i don't mind her being switched to the hospital cage. i'm just not sure abt taking her away from her boys. she's their alpha, what she says goes. i plan to fatten her up some, as she just seems too small to me. Etienne is only less than a month younger than she is && he seems bigger, stockier than she is. Jeff thinks he's muscled.

i got Metacam but no antibiotics. should i ask the vet for them ? i know Metacam can't be given for long periods of times bc it's bad for the kidneys [?]

so it seems like more people have opted out of surgery than to have it. i would prefer to only have that stress on her if absolutely necessary.

thank you Sara laugh and you too Brandi !!
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#956085 - 06/08/10 11:51 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Holly1221]
Cora Offline
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Loc: Kilgore, Texas
her cagemates can go into the hospital cage too. What I did was let Nalas cagemate play in his wheel after he would wake up and kept them in the hospital cage the rest of the time, they will forgive you but you have to keep as less stress as possible on Asa. Fattening foods are avacados, mashed potatos, almond halves. Most of mine love boiled chicken. Papaya is good for calcium. Waxworms are fattening but should be supervised as I have heard of them choking on them, trying to eat them too fast. Yes, I would ask for the antibiotic.
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#956089 - 06/09/10 12:10 AM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Cora]
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#956096 - 06/09/10 12:44 AM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: 6102]
Holly1221 Offline
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Loc: Maryland
Cora, didn't you say something abt strawberry yogurt or something like that ?

thank you Tricia
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#956119 - 06/09/10 08:03 AM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Holly1221]
Jackie_Chans_Mom Offline
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Tricia

Broken legs are not at all uncommon. There are after care instructions and some information about broken legs on The Sweet Spot. Check it out, you will find it very informative.

http://thesweetspot.forumotion.net/broke...ructions-t6.htm

I have had the pleasure of rehabilitating 13 broken bones in gliders thus far. Only ever had surgery on one of them (which was not a leg). Your little one is going to be just fine.

Call me.
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#956125 - 06/09/10 08:29 AM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Jackie_Chans_Mom]
Cora Offline
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Strawberry whips from yoplait. (use in moderation)
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#956132 - 06/09/10 09:10 AM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Cora]
MizValorie Offline
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So glad you were able to get help from some wonderful people!
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#956134 - 06/09/10 09:21 AM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: MizValorie]
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Loc: 80 acres of paradise in KS
Spryte's break was pretty bad. Without the pin, the bone would have never lined up and healed at all. Dr. Bradley said she saw two options. One was to amputate it but that IF something went wrong, there would be nothing else she could do. The second option was one that hadn't been done before and that was to pin the bone. Part of a hyperdermic needle was used as the pin (like they will do with birds). We went with the pinning. Dr. Bradley said that if the pinning didn't work, we still had the amputation as a back up plan.

Spryte's xrays showed there was no calcium deficiences in her bones, it was simply a broken leg. I don't know how she broke it. Perhaps landing wrong on the wire bottom of the cage?

Thankfully the pinning worked and she was able to keep her leg.

She was also a pretty tiny little girl and that was one of my fears. I always get very afraid for the tiny gliders because they simply don't have the extra weight to loose.
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#956186 - 06/09/10 11:43 AM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Dancing]
Holly1221 Offline
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thank you Teresa, i just spoke to Dr Inman and gave him Dr Bradley's phone number. i will also be picking up some antibiotics later today. i forget what he said it's called. i will post it when i have it.

Val B, i am getting ready to call you now smile

i am so glad i have this community to fall back upon in our [Asa && mine] time of need. (PPP) Perfect Pocket Pets are morons. i bet they've never been this helpful !! hug2 to you all. i couldn't do it without you at all.
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#956191 - 06/09/10 11:54 AM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Holly1221]
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Holly, Etienne comes from a "large" famiy, Petrie is fat and I know for a fact, his fist "son" Romeo is even bigger than him, so Etienne is probably going to be a bit of a chunker too!

I hope your girl is back to normal soon!
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#956461 - 06/09/10 08:43 PM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Holly1221]
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Originally Posted By: Holly1221
Teresa, would you mind PM'ing me with what happened with Spryte ? [i remember you having her, i even remember when you found out she was a hemophradite [sp?], i was saddened when she passed away hug2 ]


A hermaphrodite glider? THAT must have been unique ...
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#956546 - 06/10/10 12:23 AM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Paani]
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There have been several gliders since that have been or are hermaphrodites. It is something that happens in all species of animals. Two of my vets wasn't even surprised by it. Kinda matter of fact about it. Though I will admit, I was shocked when I saw my little girl who had had a joey, also had a penis.
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#956577 - 06/10/10 07:15 AM Re: Her Leg is BROKEN ?! [Re: Holly1221]
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Hugs n kisses to Asa n U as well - Knock on wood my gliders have never had a broken anything -

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