You guys probably already knew this, but I feel the need to share just to be clear on it. My Jambee has been wrinkly since the day after I found him. The vet stupidly put my fears to rest by saying "His just making room to grow." Needless to say I will be finding him a new vet even if I have to drive out of town. He wasn't dehydrated on the inside, but his skin was!!
After a few days of no improvement or any after being 100% FV and 0% Esbalic my fears about his skin were back.
First thing that pops into my mind is he is dehydrated even though the skin between the blades snaps back in place. He can not be that wrinkly and NOT be some form of dehydrated. So, I cut the formula and go back to doing the home form of pedialite (sp) I fed him 1cc of it an hour with no change, (him being on his heating pad between hours)
Welp I start running through things I need to do. I know I have to fix this problem fast, or get on here to find him someone who can IV the H20 to him!!
For some reason or another the heating pad just starts jumping out at me. I had a very thick plastic container so I had kept the pad inside it, a thick cover resting between him and the pad. Thinking it would be okay.
How retarded am I?
I start doing research and only find that you guys say it should be kept under the container in case of it messing up/over heating baby but nothing about it making him/his skin (possibly both) dehydrated. I look at other sites (Very little stuff out there when it comes to sqs!) But I see that this could be the case when it says that it can cause dogs/cats/even humans to become dehydrated. I remove the pad and find another container that isn't as thick (My husband is going to be mad when he finds out all his painting stuff no longer has a home) I put the pad under it and give Jambee another round of watered down formula.
I seen change with in 30mins.
Don't be stupid (like me and that silly vet) and think it'll be okay if you use a thick cover between him and the pad it isn't enough.
I feel horrible and stupid.