Sugar Glider Community Calendar

Please click here to see larger view
Articles
More coming soon!!
Today's Birthdays
23Paulette23, skydiv3r
Member Spotlight
None yet
Show All Member Profiles 
Last 10 Posts
Hey! Look Whose Birthday it is!
by KarenE. 01/24/23 11:56 AM
still around all 10 of us
by mechnut450. 01/14/23 05:16 PM
Google+

Facebook
Join Us On Facebook
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Lost my Lola #1404210
09/15/16 01:24 AM
09/15/16 01:24 AM
Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 46
Saint Louis, Missouri
D
Drez Offline OP
Out of Pouch
Drez  Offline OP
Out of Pouch
D

Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 46
Saint Louis, Missouri
I'm so sad to say that I lost my little girl Lola about an hour ago. I'm completely and utterly torn up. Not even sure how to feel right now. She was just barely over two years old. I thought I was doing everything right and being so stringent with anything having to do with my gliders, but apparently I wasn't and I feel absolutely devastated.

Yesterday she was perfectly fine. A happy little girl that always greeted me at her door. Tonight was different. I went to drop their food off as I knew they would be up or getting up soon. Stitch was running around like a crazy person as usual, but I could not find Lola. I found her at the bottom of the cage, still alive, but so lethargic and cold. I rushed her to our local vet that handles small exotics and not even 15 minutes after the vet had taken her, she was gone. I had just finished the paperwork to keep her overnight and I asked to see her before I left. I went back and the vet opened the little tank and I went to pet her and she was lifeless already.

The vet said it was Colic. Her stomach was very hard from what the vet said. Which she attributed to a poor diet. She said that Lola must have been hogging a good portion of the food. Don't get me wrong, I knew Lola was a bit bigger than Stitch, but it wasn't anything crazy. I had read that glider females were always bigger than the males. I didn't think much of it. Especially with how active she was.

I followed the BML diet. I never strayed from it. I gave them proper mixture of BML, corn, peas, fruits recommended for the diet plan, and a few mealies a night. The vet attributed it to too much starch.

I really wanted to just vent my frustration and sadness for the loss of my Lola, but if this information can help other glider parents or future glider parents, then I wanted to get it all out here. It may not seem like it, but I'm at a complete loss for words. I'm only typing to keep from crying. I never thought such a little thing could have such a profound impact on me. I hope nobody has to feel this anytime soon. Enjoy the time with your babies.

My Lola


Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez] #1404211
09/15/16 05:09 AM
09/15/16 05:09 AM
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,462
Belleville, IL
Hutch Offline
Glider Slave
Hutch  Offline
Glider Slave

Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 1,462
Belleville, IL
I am so very sorry for your loss frown


- Hutch

:plat: Arthur :wfb: Gwynevere :bb: Merlin :grey: Morgana

The epic saga begins here!
Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez] #1404217
09/15/16 08:24 AM
09/15/16 08:24 AM
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 765
Darien, IL
Philwojo Offline
Glider Guardian
Philwojo  Offline
Glider Guardian

Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 765
Darien, IL
Very sorry for your loss.


Re-homed 2 females on 04/24/2015
Doll Face :wfb: ��� Sug :grey:

Re-homed From Stephyy24 on 11/06/2015
Bella :grey: ��������� Luna :grey:
Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Philwojo] #1404220
09/15/16 08:41 AM
09/15/16 08:41 AM
Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 43,311
LittleRock, AR USA
KarenE Offline
Owner
KarenE  Offline
Owner

Joined: Mar 2000
Posts: 43,311
LittleRock, AR USA
I am so very sorry your Sweet Lola is gone so soon and know your heart is breaking.

If you can, please ask your vet to do a necropsy in order to determine if indeed his suspicions were correct for her cause of death.

Here is a post regarding information for your VET and the necropsy.


Your Sugar Glider Resource Center
Sugar Glider Help


Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez] #1404246
09/16/16 03:31 PM
09/16/16 03:31 PM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,935
Wisconsin
Feather Offline
Administrator
Feather  Offline
Administrator

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 13,935
Wisconsin
I am very sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in your memories of her. Glide Free Little Lola :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: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez] #1404253
09/16/16 03:57 PM
09/16/16 03:57 PM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 69
South Florida
HoneyChild Offline
Out of Pouch
HoneyChild  Offline
Out of Pouch

Joined: May 2016
Posts: 69
South Florida
This is awful! I'm so sorry to hear you lost one of your babies. I would be so devastated. :hbreak: :sorry:

Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez] #1404264
09/16/16 05:39 PM
09/16/16 05:39 PM
Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 2
arizona, usa
A
azsugarbearlover Offline
New Member
azsugarbearlover  Offline
New Member
A

Joined: Sep 2016
Posts: 2
arizona, usa
I never have had a glider but i have had lots of other kinds of pets. i know how attached ppl get to their furkids and how devastating losing them is. I am soooo sorry about little lolas passing. I lost two 16 year old dogs in the past year and cried a lot over them.
they were both from the humane society here. i was a dog walker and fell in love with them. pets are family and many times we spend more time with them than the two-legged ones. God bless you and may He comfort you in your sorrow.

Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez] #1404265
09/16/16 05:57 PM
09/16/16 05:57 PM
Joined: May 2016
Posts: 212
South Dakota
sugarfluff Offline
Glider Explorer
sugarfluff  Offline
Glider Explorer

Joined: May 2016
Posts: 212
South Dakota
I'm so sorry for your loss, I know this must be so difficult for you. She was such a cute girl and what a great photo of her. I hope the fond memories you have of her help your heart heal.

Mine are also on the BML diet, did your vet say what caused too much starch in her diet? Is it preventable?

I sincerely hope your little Stitch stays healty and happy.


Desiree

:grey: Buttercup :wfb: Smores

:rbridge:
My buddy Falcore
:leu:
11/18/11‐09/30/21
Re: Lost my Lola [Re: Drez] #1404267
09/16/16 06:05 PM
09/16/16 06:05 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,286
SW Missouri
Ladymagyver Offline
Moderator
Ladymagyver  Offline
Moderator

Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,286
SW Missouri
So sorry... May she eat till her heart's content over the :rbridge:


Dawn

Be patient,
and
Trust your journey....

Grace :bb:

Stewie :rtmo:




Fiona and Dot :rbridge: Love and miss you both!


Moderated by  Feather, KarenE, Ladymagyver 

Sugar Glider Help Page



Please click above to see how you can help!!

Moon
CURRENT MOON
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 15 guests, and 48 spiders.
Key: , , Owner, Admin
Newest Members
Chrissie, EastTNPride, LisBerta, Inmemoryofwhite, Rileyfinnsfarm
7318 Registered Users
Forum Statistics
Forums132
Topics10,352
Posts159,012
posts in the last 24hrs0
Members7,318
Most Online2,693
Jan 2nd, 2020
Last 10 New Topics
Hey! Look Whose Birthday it is!
by Feather. 01/23/23 12:30 AM
still around all 10 of us
by mechnut450. 03/15/21 08:01 AM
Popular Topics(Views)
833,176 TEXAS
663,589 OHIO
471,155 OKLAHOMA
419,246 UTAH
310,268 NORTH CAROLINA
Supported Browser
This site was tested and is best viewed in Google Chrome & Mozilla FireFox



Firefox 3

Download your copy today!!!
Home Forums Links Sitemap Vets Breeders Sounds Contact Us Names Rules & Policies

GliderCENTRAL
©1998-2023
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software
(Release build 20180918)
Page Time: 0.048s Queries: 14 (0.026s) Memory: 1.3108 MB (Peak: 1.5004 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2023-02-01 13:10:33 UTC