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    Mine is Indian palm squirrel baby and he is 6 weeks old. He always opening his mouth and closing like small yawning,i hear clicking sounds from him, He is biting randomly on everything he sees. I had saw the vet he prescribed Ploybion L---(1-1-1) and Amoxcillin (1-0-1) - Augmentation Syrup for 5 day, thus everything will be alright with in a week? Pls help and save him, thanks in advance guys.

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    Default Re: PLS HELP!!!Urgent, 6 week old squirrel got aspiration pneumonia

    Have you started giving these medicines? If not, start immediately.
    Does your baby have a heating pad? Half of it should be under the container he is in, so he can crawl off if he is to warm. It should be set to the lowest heat setting there is.

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    Default Re: PLS HELP!!!Urgent, 6 week old squirrel got aspiration pneumonia

    Tell us more about your baby.
    When did he aspirate? How long ago?
    How long has he been on the medicine?
    Is the medicine helping?
    Is he eating?
    Is he alert, or is he lethargic?
    Is he still clicking?

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    All good questions above.... The medicine should begin to work in about 36 hours from when you start giving it. In the meantime make sure he is warm at all times, and BE VERY CAREFUL when feeding him. You should go drop by drop ..... when they have pneumonia it is hard for them to breathe and swallow food at the same time. You should go very very slowly but do get his formula into him, because you don't want him to dehydrate. We are standing by to help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by czarina View Post
    Tell us more about your baby.
    When did he aspirate? How long ago?
    How long has he been on the medicine?
    Is the medicine helping?
    Is he eating?
    Is he alert, or is he lethargic?
    Is he still clicking?
    First of all, I'm very thank full to you all.

    He first aspirated on yesterday morning that is 7 Jan 2015 morning.

    Medicine seems helping, yesterday he opened and closed his mouth too widely and continuously but now little imporved, now he opens mouth slightly and in between time gaps is increased.

    He is not eating now, when I try to feed he is fighting with syringe but with god`s help he is eating medicines with less fight

    Yesterday he was less active and biting hardly everything he sees but today his activity is normal and playing actively

    Very less clicking compared to yesterday .

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    Great news...keep up the good work and be REALLY careful while feeding him, ok?
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    Default Re: PLS HELP!!!Urgent, 6 week old squirrel got aspiration pneumonia

    Yes, make sure he stays hydrated, and also try to get some calories into him. Molasses, honey, etc. are acceptable if he won't eat anything. Even rubbing it on his gums is good if he won't lick it off your finger.

    As to feeding, you should be using a 1cc syringe and feed him with his head pointed down and the syringe pointed up. Here is a thread about it:

    http://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/s...DING-TECHNIQUE!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber View Post
    Great news...keep up the good work and be REALLY careful while feeding him, ok?
    Yes, sure. What will be the timeline for complete cure, pls tell me guys. I want to see him as a complete squirrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krtmanoj View Post
    Yes, sure. What will be the timeline for complete cure, pls tell me guys. I want to see him as a complete squirrel.
    Give him at least 5 days to be back to normal....even 7-10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by czarina View Post
    Have you started giving these medicines? If not, start immediately.
    Does your baby have a heating pad? Half of it should be under the container he is in, so he can crawl off if he is to warm. It should be set to the lowest heat setting there is.
    Yes, I stared medicine on 7 Jan 2015 night. Yes I provided heating pad as you mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by island rehabber View Post
    Give him at least 5 days to be back to normal....even 7-10.
    Sure and thanks alot for your kind and early replies

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    Default Re: PLS HELP!!!Urgent, 6 week old squirrel got aspiration pneumonia

    I am very glad to hear that there is a little improvement.

    As others mentioned, it is very important that he eat. We can not heal, if we don't have calories. As mentioned, you may have to feed, drop by drop. Just be very careful that he doesn't aspirate again.

    I will keep you both in my prayers.

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    Can I give rehydration formula and honey with medicines until he get complete recovery because he fight aggressively even on the smell of milk but eating little honey and rehydration formula about 0.3 ml

    Then how much rehydartion formula I can give now as he is 6 weeks old and weighs about 30 grams and how often I should feed him.

    And how much honey I can feed him in a time.

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    Default Re: PLS HELP!!!Urgent, 6 week old squirrel got aspiration pneumonia

    I'd give him as much hydration as he wants, same with honey, at least for the next few hours. You've got to keep his strength up. I would keep trying the formula though. You want him back on that as soon as possible. Btw, what kind of formula are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farrelli View Post
    I'd give him as much hydration as he wants, same with honey, at least for the next few hours. You've got to keep his strength up. I would keep trying the formula though. You want him back on that as soon as possible. Btw, what kind of formula are you using?
    My feeding formula is Lactogen 1 with milk and little curd

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    Default Re: PLS HELP!!!Urgent, 6 week old squirrel got aspiration pneumonia

    Is this for human babies? Can you get goats milk, heavy cream and full fat yogurt? Can you get Royal Canin puppy formula?

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    Default Re: PLS HELP!!!Urgent, 6 week old squirrel got aspiration pneumonia

    Yes, that's for humans. If you can get either of the things SM suggested, you will be much better off.

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    Default Re: PLS HELP!!!Urgent, 6 week old squirrel got aspiration pneumonia

    Can u get molasses? it is better for him than honey. I will keep u r little one in my prayers. .

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    Guys, he is recovering now, I'm very happy to see him, thank you all.

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    Guys,
    I wish to post his photos but in India thesquirrelboard.com is directly not Reachable, So i'm visiting form online proxy web service. It did not allow me post photos. Sry Guys.

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