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    Default Pneumonia video

    This is a good example of a baby squirrel with pneumonia. This can happen due to exposure but more importantly due to improper feeding technique. Squirrels can aspirate formula if held in the wrong position or if they are allowed to drink too quickly. The formula enters their lungs and the moisture allows infection to set in. So if you're trying to determine whether your baby has pneumonia, watch this video. It is crucial to put a squirrel in this condition on antibiotics immediately.





    To reassure anyone that has a pneumonia baby, there IS hope! A course of Baytril fixed Fudge right up and he went on to become...

    ...a champion eater.
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    Default Re: Pneumonia video

    this should be a sticky here

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    Quote Originally Posted by astra
    this should be a sticky here
    Done!

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    Excellent video, Miriam. This will answer a LOT of questions. Please remember that other symptoms of pneumonia include:

    Gradual LOSS OF APPETITE (the baby can't breathe when he tries to eat, so he stops eating...)

    LETHARGY

    COLD TO THE TOUCH, can't retain body heat.
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    Default Re: Pneumonia video

    Thanks Miriam

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    Except it's been a year and now after re-watching the video, I'm haunted by the sound of Fudge clicking and wheezing. I just keep reminding myself....he turned out just fine and wonderful. But it was a scary few days.

    Thank goodness for Baytril...which had been prescribed to "Chip Stein" when he broke his tooth. I will say this, it's much easier to feed Baytril to a sick baby grey than an adult (mostly) healthy flyer.

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    My little Brodi got pneumonia at about 6 wks. Oh, how I hate that clicking sound and the chest heaving. I thought that I was gonna lose him for sure but with antibiotics and a humidifier he cleared up within a matter of hours. He is now an extremely healthy 12 weeker and is a handful of delight and stress. I love my little critter. He is full of mischief in leaps and bounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pennyorf
    but with antibiotics and a humidifier he cleared up within a matter of hours
    That's the amazing part, they seem to get better really quickly! Though I guess it's also a matter of catching it early. Does this little Brodi have a thread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber
    Excellent video, Miriam. This will answer a LOT of questions. Please remember that other symptoms of pneumonia include:

    Gradual LOSS OF APPETITE (the baby can't breathe when he tries to eat, so he stops eating...)

    LETHARGY

    COLD TO THE TOUCH, can't retain body heat.
    ...and it sort of comes under lethargy, somewhat, but weakness and fatigue is a sign, too.

    Does one always see ALL of the symptoms in the case of pneumonia? Or can it be pneumonia if you only see some?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristal


    Does one always see ALL of the symptoms in the case of pneumonia? Or can it be pneumonia if you only see some?
    You may only see two out of the three 'classic' symptoms. I nearly let an older baby (7 wks) become critically ill by not realizing she had it....her appetite was off, but I had just put her and her siblings in a new cage and thought she was just freaked out. No...actually she'd gotten terribly cold because she wasn't ready to be off heat, and developed pneumonia. She never was clicking, but she was ill. Baytril cured her.
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    Default Re: Pneumonia video

    I have one with pneumonia now, 54 grams, acquired Baytril today and am giving it orally .02ml once per day. I also have clavamox on hand, I know many use that also. Any other advice? I'm so worried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber
    Excellent video, Miriam. This will answer a LOT of questions. Please remember that other symptoms of pneumonia include:

    Gradual LOSS OF APPETITE (the baby can't breathe when he tries to eat, so he stops eating...)

    LETHARGY

    COLD TO THE TOUCH, can't retain body heat.


    Please help! My Pixie is 4 weeks old and is just like fudge. She doesn't want to eat and I'm scared to force her because she is breathing through her mouth. She started on baytril this morning. Im a nervous wreck!!!! I knew at 11:00 last night that my baby wasnt herself. This morning full blown symptoms.....OMG! How do I get her to eat without aspirating her?

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    Default Re: Pneumonia video

    Use a 1cc syringe and go one drop at a time only. Feed less formula, but more frequently, and be patient the baytril kicks in fast and appetite is usually better the next day

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    This is so nerve racking!! Thank you for the advice! I will try this at her next feeding. Do you think I caught it in time?

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    Ms. Pixie just drank 1 1/2 cc of pedialyte. She actually wanted it I hope my baby is on the road to improvement. Thanks for the info!!!

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    Baytril usually kicks pneumonia's butt -- she should be on the way to recovery .
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    Someone please help! My baby Pixie (4 week old) now has diarehea really bad. She is still taking Baytril for 4 more days. I have been mixing blueberry yogart with her esbilac formula. Should I stop the yogart, formula or both? Should I start her on pedialyte? Please advise!!!! Thaksin advance!

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    Default Re: Pneumonia video

    The Esbilac is giving her the runny poops. STOP FEEDING IT TO HER RIGHT NOW!

    Mix up some hydration fluid and feed her as much as she will take. Runny poop can quickly cause dehydration.

    Hydration Fluid

    1 quart warm water
    3 tablespoons sugar
    1 teaspoon salt


    Then, go get the stuff to make Goat's Milk Formula.

    Goats Milk Formula

    3 parts goat’s milk
    1 part heavy whipping cream*
    1 part vanilla yogurt

    Formula will last 48 hours in refrigerator.

    For the first few feedings do not add whipping cream

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    The video wont show up? is there a link?

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