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Cautionary- winter #1315861
12/30/12 09:09 PM
12/30/12 09:09 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 947
Seattle, Wa
steph323 Offline OP
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steph323  Offline OP
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Joined: May 2011
Posts: 947
Seattle, Wa
There is no good way to start this so I will just dive right in. Three nights ago three of my adult gliders passed away. The window in their room was left open, we don't know for sure how long. I had checked on them a couple hours before everything occurred and everyone was fine, the room didn't feel cold nor did I notice an open window. I came back about two hours later to feed everybody, the room was cold. One glider was dead, two were near dead and could not be saved. I tried for twenty hours to save the two premature joeys feeding every 20 minutes from one of the deceased gliders, they were around three weeks in pouch- about the length of a quarter.

I can not stress how important it is to make sure the windows are closed and the room is at the right temperature, they can turn for the worse so quickly. I was lucky that I did not lose all of my gliders, four survived. I'd like to specially mention Tracy for her support during this difficult time.

I live in Seattle, the outside temperature that night was 35-40 F degrees.


Proud mommy of

Brie-calm girl :wfb: X Monty-rowdy boy :wfb:

Sierra-oddball mosaic girl :grey:

Colby-friendly boy :rtmo:

Fontina-sweetheart girl :rtmo:

R.I.P. Aree, Cheddar, Swiss, Meeka :rbridge:


Vets always know best
Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1315865
12/30/12 09:26 PM
12/30/12 09:26 PM
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 321
New Jersey
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JessChi Offline
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Posts: 321
New Jersey
I am so sorry about your babies frown
Glide free little ones! :rbridge:



Macchiato/Ato :wfb:

R.I.P Magdalena, Lady Bug, and Loki <3

Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1315868
12/30/12 09:41 PM
12/30/12 09:41 PM
Joined: Aug 2012
Posts: 928
Concord, NH
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Concord, NH
I am so sorry about your babies.


Cathy

Wife to a very special man &

Proud Mommy of:
1 aussie/bordercollie/husky/plotthound Wimpy
1 Sun Conure Cisco
3 Amazing fuzzbutts Akiah (my little princess) & her brother Acoose,Princess 'Tudie, and Tochee
Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1315884
12/30/12 10:15 PM
12/30/12 10:15 PM
Joined: Sep 2007
Posts: 20,093
North Central Ohio
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Posts: 20,093
North Central Ohio
I'm so sorry to hear this. hug2


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Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1315888
12/30/12 10:48 PM
12/30/12 10:48 PM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 227
Denver, CO
TarynD Offline
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Posts: 227
Denver, CO
I am so sorry for your loss. frown


Taryn
Kona :grey: & Kidani :grey:
Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1315916
12/30/12 11:59 PM
12/30/12 11:59 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,745
Wisconsin
Feather Offline
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Feather  Offline
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Posts: 13,745
Wisconsin
I am very sorry for your loss.

Glide Free Little Angels :rbridge:


Kimberley
Feathers-Sweetie, Mister Peanut & Big Mack
Fur-Guinan, Mr. Spock, T'Mir, Cho, Toothless, Maverick & Maharet :bb: T'Pol, Elizabeth & Curzon :wfb: TY, TJ, Light Fury, Madison & T'Pring :rtmo:
Forever in my heart, Gizmo, Tucker, Khayman and the rest of my babies over the :rbridge:

Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1315927
12/31/12 12:45 AM
12/31/12 12:45 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 469
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Hikari Offline
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Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 469
Fort Walton Beach, FL
I'm so sorry for your loss! hug2


:grey:Malcolm
:grey:ZoŽ
:wfb: Kaylee


There's no place I can be since I found Serenity, you can't take the sky from me...-Firefly
Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1315944
12/31/12 07:03 AM
12/31/12 07:03 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,968
Northeast Indiana
minkasmom Offline
Serious Glideritis
minkasmom  Offline
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Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 5,968
Northeast Indiana
My heart aches over your loss. cry cry It's SO IMPORTANT to make "one more check" over everything before you call it a night...noses counted, doors, windows, and dishes all checked: everything needs to be looked over again just because.


Minkasmom (Papillon Kisses)
Slave to:
28 gliders,4 cats,
and ONE husband (can't handle two, lol!)
gangel Remembering all my lost loves cry
Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1315964
12/31/12 10:15 AM
12/31/12 10:15 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 558
Florida
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Lunas_mom Offline
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Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 558
Florida
I'm sorry for your losses frown


:grey: Luna heart :rtmo: Kismet

:leu: Moonchild heart :plat: Sterling


The Little Sugar Shack

Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1315965
12/31/12 10:22 AM
12/31/12 10:22 AM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 4,182
Maine
IslandGliders Offline
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IslandGliders  Offline
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Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 4,182
Maine
So sorry for your loss. This is heartbreaking. cry

Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1315983
12/31/12 11:39 AM
12/31/12 11:39 AM
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 13,748
Vincennes, IN, USA
suggiemom1980 Offline
Glideritis Anonymous
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Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 13,748
Vincennes, IN, USA
Thank you for this sad but needed reminder. Your babies did not die in vain. Because of your experience, I, and many, many others, will be extra careful about checking windows and temperatures. Thank you for sharing, to help others, during this very tragic time. I am so sorry for the loss of your babies.


Connie

812-890-9734, 24/7 Emergencies/Joey issues

SmallWorldSuggies

"The greater the challenge, the sweeter the reward"

"Glide free :rbridge: Silly "Ozball" Ozzie. You left us 11/21/12..way too soon. You're forever loved, remembered, missed."
Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: suggiemom1980] #1316011
12/31/12 02:14 PM
12/31/12 02:14 PM
Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,408
Merriam KS
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Dani4Hedgies Offline
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Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,408
Merriam KS
I'm so sorry to hear about your babies and as Connie said thank you so much for posting your story and reminding everyone to do double check.

Thanks to your reminder I connected my husband and outlined for him what to do if the weather we are currently having does indeed go to a Blizzard and I'm not able to get home tonight. Before he leaves (he works Nights our son is spending the night at a friend's) he will move the gliders, gerbils, and gp into the basement with our gas fireplace going just in case during the night if we lose power they will not get cold.

Thank you again and may the memories of your babies always stay strong in your heart.


Dani Marshall(816)377-4443
Slave to Patrick my Human Son
And in service too
Queen Jem Drop & King Stripes,
New Prince Cristal looking for his Princess/Queen
In Memory too
Addie,Igor,Heangel,Bashful,Doubledip,Sparky,Misty, King Badger, Badger Jr.,Queen Seabee, Princess Willow.
Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1316041
12/31/12 05:18 PM
12/31/12 05:18 PM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 3,745
Butte, Mt. USA
lilangels Offline
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Posts: 3,745
Butte, Mt. USA
My heart breaks for you. I am so so sorry for your loss.


Connie: soon to be wife to Harold, mom to 3 children, 2 precious kitties, and my treasured gliders.
Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1316120
01/01/13 12:50 AM
01/01/13 12:50 AM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 947
Seattle, Wa
steph323 Offline OP
Glider Guardian
steph323  Offline OP
Glider Guardian

Joined: May 2011
Posts: 947
Seattle, Wa
Thankyou everyone. I'm glad to hear extra precautions are being taken.


Proud mommy of

Brie-calm girl :wfb: X Monty-rowdy boy :wfb:

Sierra-oddball mosaic girl :grey:

Colby-friendly boy :rtmo:

Fontina-sweetheart girl :rtmo:

R.I.P. Aree, Cheddar, Swiss, Meeka :rbridge:


Vets always know best
Re: Cautionary- winter [Re: steph323] #1316142
01/01/13 04:07 AM
01/01/13 04:07 AM
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 178
Southern Illinois
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ejohnson22  Offline
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Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 178
Southern Illinois
So sorry for your loss! hug2
But like everyone else was saying, thank you SO much for posting this because it does make you want to double check all of the little things going on around their cage.


heart Erica
MOMMA TO:
:grey: SCOUT & ROWDY :grey:

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