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#97071 - 04/24/06 04:56 AM I lost my baby :(
Anonymous
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Right now I'm crying so hard it's difficult for me to even put together sentances. I had to rush my 10 mo old to the emergency vet tonight because when I feed everyone tonight, he was the only one that didn't come out of his pouch. When I opened his pouch up he stuck his nose out at me then very slowly climbed onto my shirt which he never does because he still wasn't very bonded to me. He was so lethargic and wouldn't eat or drink anything that I gave him by hand. AJ rushed home to pick me up and take him and his sister into the emergency vet and we just spent basically about the last 5-6 hrs there in total. They did an x-ray on him because even his tail was completely limp and it showed a severely fractured bone in his spine. He was so dehydrated and he had obviously not been eating as much as I had thought he had been so he had lost some weight. I know she gave him fluids, some dextrose and from there, I'm honestly not sure what else she did because I was crying so much in the room so she talked more to AJ than me at that point. She gave us instructions on care for him overnight and we were going to take him into Dublin vet in the morning. I brought him home and sat on our couch w/ him wrapped in a blanket, I tried feeding him some of the foods and liquids they told us to and even tried getting him to take some pedialyte. The most he did was bite onto a small piece of apple I gave him and hold onto it in his teeth. He didn't want anything else to do w/ any of it and i had to force feed him a little bit of liquids. Not even an hr after we got home when I looked down on him for a second when he was resting I saw he wasn't breathing anymore <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" />

AJ called the er back and wanted to take him back in to see what they could tell us further because I don't want the same thing happening to his little sister. The vet took the time to do sort of an autopsy on him I guess. Being totally honest though I only half listened to her about it because he was my little boy and it's so hard to know that he curled up in my hands and passed <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> but she explained that it was osteodystrophy (I'm not sure if that's how you spell it) but she said it looked like when he was real little he had some sort of trauma to his spine and over time it got worse and worse and the bone just became disformed but that gliders are good at hiding things until it's too late <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> So basically he had spinal cord damage and he had been hurting from it for a long time and she said that's probably what caused his appetite to go down and then everything just piled one after another on top of each other til he was just in too much pain. She was going to do more but I won't know more about it until tomorrow or later in the week. I'm sorry if I didn't explain that very well I just want my little boy back <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> I haven't even had him that long and it just hurts so bad. The vet said that he just looked like he took a lot of neglect from birth <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> She looked at my little girl too and we did an x-ray on her but nothing showed up so if it was anything anyhow it'd be VERY tiny and she seems totally fine anyhow. I'm going to be taking her in once every other month for a follow-up x-ray though and checkups. I'm sure I sound paranoid or going overboard but I can't bear to lose another one of my babies. My 2 yr olds are fine and healthy but I just don't think it was fair to my little boy to go so young. He was coming such a long way in the short time we had him.

And now I'm worried about his sister. She's alone and I don't want her to die of heartache or anything else for that matter. I can't just put her with my 2 yr olds right now. And it's breaking my heart that I really think she knows that her brother isn't coming back. She's been so quiet tonight and she got out of her cage and crawled up to my shoulder and just sat there and didn't move. I handfed her a bunch of the foods used in BML tonight because I want to make sure with my own eyes that she's eating and drinking and she's got BML and fruits and veggies in her cage too. Is it bag of me to leave their normal sleeping pouch in the cage so that she has her brother's scent in it for a while?

I'm sorry for the long post, I just needed to vent somewhere and get my emotions out. I just can't help but think that I did something wrong somewhere along the line. Even if it's a matter of "not" doing something that I should have done. The vet made a clay imprint of his paws for me and I'm not in the mood to bake it tonight but I'm going to set it by Yapany when I do so she can have his memory just like me, as silly as that may sound to some.

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#97072 - 04/24/06 05:07 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I'm sorry to hear that..........My heart goes out to you.

LOL, Kat

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#97073 - 04/24/06 05:15 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
bugsmama Offline
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Registered: 11/06/05
Posts: 745
Loc: Hattiesburg, MS
Oh, I am so sorry to hear about your baby! My prayers and thoughts are with you during this time! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
_________________________
Mama to:
T & B ~my bio babies
N,C,G & H ~ step babies
Wraith & Rayna and soon to be Izzy & Ali~Gliderbabies
Max ~ my German Shepherd
And wife to the most amazing man I've ever met! smile

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#97074 - 04/24/06 06:11 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
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Delta.Zeta, I am so sorry to hear about your little boy. Many hugs being sent your way. Yes, it is okay to keep thier pouch that they had together in the cage.

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#97075 - 04/24/06 07:33 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I'm so very sorry. You've had a really tough time for being a new glider mommy. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#97076 - 04/24/06 07:35 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
sugarglidersuz Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 08/28/04
Posts: 14788
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
[:"green"]Delta_Zeta,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that you did everything you could for this little guy & he passed away knowing how very much you loved him. From what you have detailed, it doesn't sound like you did anything wrong at any point. He came to you with injuries you could not have had any way of knowing about. Rest assured in the fact that in the time he was with you, he was treated with dignity, respect and love and that he knew it.
As for his sister, it doesn't sound like she came to you injured the way that he did. Further xrays aren't going to change that fact, but if it makes you feel better to have them done periodically, that's fine, too. It is definitely okay to leave the pouch they had together in her cage. In fact, I would recommend doing so since you don't have to worry about anything contagious. Keeping her with you as much as possible over the next few days (& weeks) will help her to grieve but know she is still loved. It will also keep her from getting too lonely.
Please let us know what the rest of the necropsy results are once you get them. Also, there is a death database "sticky" at the top of this forum that you should fill out later, when your emotions aren't still raw.
Sending lots of hugs & prayers your way...
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:bb: Carina & Coobah
Allira & Gizmo :grey:
:grey: Picasso, Trinity Joy & Luna
:rbridge: DaisyMae; Darwin; Mareki; Mambo; Pika; Cricky; Reggie & Bobo, Pepe & Bittah


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#97077 - 04/24/06 08:10 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> I'm very sorry to hear about your baby <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#97078 - 04/24/06 08:36 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> delta-zeta <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> I'm so sorry and sad to see this post. You done so much for him last night and showed him so much love. I wish there was something I could do for your pain, but you have his little sister and keep her close to your heart. I'm sorry <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />.

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#97079 - 04/24/06 10:39 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
glidrz5 Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 06/13/01
Posts: 7297
Loc: Quincy, IL
<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> delta-zeta, I'm so very sorry to hear how this turned out. I know how much your babies ment to you and how happy you have been with them. Be comforted that in his last days your little boy knew love and compassion.
THE RAINBOW BECKONS

In loving memory of my angels who have crossed over the rainbow bridge


The rainbow has beckoned
It's calling you home
To meadows and forest
In which you may roam

My heart it grows heavy
To think you might leave
I'd be all alone then
Alone then to grieve

I know deep inside me
That you cannot stay
The pain that you're feeling
Grows more night and day

You look at me asking
In your silent way
To let you go home now
"Please let me" you say

You say there's no pain there
No fear and no hate
Just peace and well being
Once you're through the gate

You tell me you'll always
Hold me in your heart
That time and that distance
Can't keep us apart

And if I should need you
At my side you'll be
Tho I cannot see you
You'll be there with me

You promise to wait at
the rainbow for me
To wait `til I join you
Together to be

I just want to hold you
And beg you to stay
To ask please don't leave me
Alone on this day

Yet deep in my heart know
I must let you go
You must make the journey
now to the rainbow

I bow down my head then
The tears fill my eyes
I give you my blessing
My love now to fly

So fly to the rainbow
And wait there for me
Some day I will join you
Together to be


by:
Chris Hamann
_________________________
Chris
Illusion, Malcom, Isabell, Annabelle, Zach, Isis, Aly & Indy
AND Miss Emmy & Miss Chloe kitties

:rbridge: My Angels: You are always in my heart.

You've flown to the rainbow
and wait there for me
Someday I will join you
together to be



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#97080 - 04/24/06 10:53 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


OMG this is so sad !!! I hope he is resting now in heaven. Poor baby -=/ Atleast he isen't hurting anymore.

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#97081 - 04/24/06 11:35 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
StitchsMom Offline
Glideritis Anonymous

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 10569
Loc: IL (St. Louis area)
I am sobbing right now! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> That is so sad. I'm so sorry for you loss!
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#97082 - 04/24/06 11:37 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I am so sorry for your loss. You will stay in my thoughts and prayers. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#97083 - 04/24/06 11:49 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
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I am so sorry that this happened. You and his sister are in my thoughts and prayers. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#97084 - 04/24/06 06:05 PM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
KattyM Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 12/24/02
Posts: 9910
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
I'm so sorry for your loss. He definitely felt your love before he passed. He climbed onto your shirt as he did to let you know he loved you back.

The clay imprint sounds like a sweet memorial. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/heartpump.gif" alt="" /> Give his sister extra love and attention; you both can comfort one another through this difficult time. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
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Owned by my :grey: "Eight is Enough" colony:

2003: Hiroshi (M)
2009: Herbie (M)

:rbridge:
2002-2004: Keiko (F) and baby Tomoki (M)
2009: Sammy (F), Charlie (F), Murray (M)
2010: BJ (M)
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#97085 - 04/24/06 08:09 PM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> I am so sorry. You will be in our prayers. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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#97086 - 04/24/06 11:40 PM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crying.gif" alt="" /> i'm at work and crying had to quickly pull myself together, don't want other's thinking what in the world! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> i'm so very sorry for your loss i know exctly how you feel, i cry over every little animal i've ever had, i've even had to have my fiance take some to the vet to put down the pain was to great to deal with and it's going to hurt for a while <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frostyangel.gif" alt="" /> your little one and all of the rests of our little one's i love to picture are all up in heaven playing together no pain, no hurt no sorrow just light and love <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> hope you feel better soon and give lots of kisses and hugs to your little girl as well

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#97087 - 04/25/06 12:04 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


I, too, am so sorry for your loss. Venting your grief is part of what this board is here for so don't apologize for length! It sounds like he showed you at the end that he needed and trusted you after all. A very sweet ending to his life. His pain is gone.

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#97088 - 04/25/06 03:01 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Oh hon, I wish I could help somehow. Just keep in mind that he knew what was happening and came to you for the comfort and attention he knew you would give him. He trusted you and you showed him it was well placed.

Call if you need to. I hear the phone 90% of the time.

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#97089 - 04/26/06 01:34 PM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Xfilefan Offline
Serious Glideritis

Registered: 02/22/03
Posts: 8899
Loc: Jacksonville, FL
I'm so sorry to hear this! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />
Just know it wasn't anything you did..especially the rescues can come to us hiding things that have gone on a long time, then all it takes is the stress of the move. He knew love, fun, and good food before he went to the bridge, so know that his life was good with you, and he didn't go in a miserable situation. Give his cagemate lots of love and attention right now, because she will be missing him, too.
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Jen/Colin :bb: Commander Riker 12 16 02-10 04 12 you will be FOREVER missed :wfb: Sinbad, :wfb: Gabby, :grey: Baby, and :grey: Alley

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#97090 - 04/30/06 12:49 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


Ok, I'm sorry I've been such a stranger lately. I've had a lot going on and trying to take good care of my baby girl too since she lost her brother. I got some information back the other day and I'll fill out the information for Ponenye in the other section. So basically in layman's terms what happened was he had spinal trauma sometime when he was a baby the vet told me. It was a fracture in one of the lower vertebrae that just compounded and got worse over the last couple months. So in the month I had him, even though it was getting worse from the time of happening months ago, it just got to a point where it was too painful for him to handle <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> which I assume is why he wasn't eating as well unless I handed him things and then it just went downhill from there. This absolutely makes me bawl! And my vet told me off the record that she thought that because of the type of fracture it looked like he would have either had to fall from a high place or basically get kicked really hard and I know NEITHER of those have happened when he was in my care and I'm just so eaten up that I didn't notice this before hand. It makes more sense to me now why he hardly ever glided but would, rather, kind of "hop" around instead and slowly. I know gliders take falls and like to play rough a lot of times, but I'm just going to keep a much more watchful eye on them over things like that <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" />

On the plus side, Yapany and my 2 yr old girl Adoni love to play together. Thuma doesn't like her much yet, but at leas she has someone to play w/ for a bit.

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#97091 - 04/30/06 01:24 AM Re: I lost my baby :( [Re: ]
Anonymous
Unregistered


i am sorry about your tragic loss. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/upset.gif" alt="" /> i will keep you and sister in my prayers. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/hug2.gif" alt="" />

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