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    Question Re: Head tilt, lame back leg

    Re: previous note about prednisone

    Still learning about this whole board thing

    I appreciate all the help


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    Default Re: Head tilt, lame back leg

    Sparky weighs 294g

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    Can I weigh her every feeding for an idea of her progress?
    Last edited by amzl; 05-24-2016 at 01:39 AM. Reason: Changing duplicated info

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
    How much does the squirrel weigh?
    294g

    My apologies for not posting well
    My reply disappears then yours does ... sigh

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    Default Re: Head tilt, lame back leg

    I am having so much fun with Sparky's new scale. It makes it so much easier to know how much I'm feeding her

    It would be nice if it weighed partial grams but I'm happy. So is Sparky.

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    Default Re: Head tilt, lame back leg

    It took us a while but we are much better cooperating with each other with the syringe, the proper angle, and the proper flow.

    Finding the feeding by weight chart was so helpful as are


    Type of syringe



    Fixes is also a great page

    I plan to add to this and make it a new thread since these have been the most helpful and I wild like them in one place

    Thank you too everyone in The Squirrel Board for making these documents available

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    amzi Great work and good news she's getting livelier

    Has anyone contacted you on the dosing? Is she still just rolling around? Or is there improvement? The sooner we try the pred the better...if it's still needed

    Edit: oh and please be careful with the wildlife centers ....ask lots of questions....tell them you are going to follow up on her....because they have been known to play nice to the public....but once they have a compromised squirrel they usually euthanize or worse...feed it to one of their predator species
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    Just seeing this now.
    You have 20 mg of Prednisone and your little one weighs 294 grams, correct?
    Let me get dinner on the table first and I will write up dosing instrucitons.

    Do you have a 1 cc syringe?
    You will need that for dosing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by amzl View Post
    Can I weigh her every feeding for an idea of her progress?
    yes....that's a good way to keep up with her progress ...or even once a day I'd keep a record of it too

    Thanks Nancy
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    The Peace of Wild Things
    BY WENDELL BERRY
    When despair for the world grows in me
    and I wake in the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
    waiting with their light. For a time
    I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewhosweptforest View Post
    amzi Great work and good news she's getting livelier

    Has anyone contacted you on the dosing? Is she still just rolling around? Or is there improvement? The sooner we try the pred the better...if it's still needed
    Spanky has contacted me a couple of times but I finally found the information.

    I so feel for Sparky.

    I found a vet that would look at her for free but as all the rescue orgs are FULL I know they would just put her down

    I go back and forth on what's best for her but I'm glad to be here for her as long as she sticks around

    Thank you every one for all the love patience and info


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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    to TheSquirrelBoard amzi

    You can bath the baby in warm water and a little blue Dawn dish washing soap. This usually takes care of the mites.
    It would be safer than the ivermectin in this case. Ivermectin is used for that purpose but with a head tilt, the baby might have neurological problems. Ivermectin might cause problems if the baby has neurological issues.

    Again, welcome and thanks for caring!

    I'm sorry I didn't get a chance too reply sooner and thank you for your warm welcome

    Sparky got her first dose of prednisone just now and I will be giving her more formula soon. I sure see where squirrelly comes from. Now that she is feeling better she is quite squirrelly. It's wonderful to watch her improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amzl View Post
    Spanky has contacted me a couple of times but I finally found the information.
    I did reach out once after the weight was posted to see if dosing had been provided; I had not been following the thread and it was a little disjointed for me! I was away when the message was sent about not having received dosing and by the time I was back on Nancy had already dosed (Thank You Nancy!!!).

    I hope Sparky will respond and improve with the pred!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amzl View Post
    It took us a while but we are much better cooperating with each other with the syringe, the proper angle, and the proper flow.

    Finding the feeding by weight chart was so helpful as are

    Feeding schedule


    Type of syringe



    Fixes is also a great page

    I plan to add to this and make it a new thread since these have been the most helpful and I wild like them in one place

    Thank you too everyone in The Squirrel Board for making these documents available
    More to come

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky View Post
    I did reach out once after the weight was posted to see if dosing had been provided; I had not been following the thread and it was a little disjointed for me! I was away when the message was sent about not having received dosing and by the time I was back on Nancy had already dosed (Thank You Nancy!!!).

    I hope Sparky will respond and improve with the pred!!!
    Sparky seems to be eating better. And now since I found the feeding scheduled I won't feed her so often.

    I'm trying to collect my favorite articles. I know Sparky wouldn't be here without all the compassionate people on TSB.


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    How's Sparky doing? hope she's continuing to improve
    Make the world a better place...one animal at a time



    The Peace of Wild Things
    BY WENDELL BERRY
    When despair for the world grows in me
    and I wake in the night at the least sound
    in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,
    I go and lie down where the wood drake
    rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
    I come into the peace of wild things
    who do not tax their lives with forethought
    of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
    And I feel above me the day-blind stars
    waiting with their light. For a time
    I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shewhosweptforest View Post
    How's Sparky doing? hope she's continuing to improve
    Sparky passed away today

    She just refused to eat enough
    She was a though little bugger
    I buried her under a tree near a stream
    The skies opens up and wept for her today

    She taught me so much

    I will alway think fondly of her with abundant joy and melancholy

    Thank you everyone for all the help and warm thoughts

    Next time I will be better prepared because of what I learned here and what she taught me





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    My sympathy to you for your loss of sparky. You did a amazing job caring for her. It seems her injuries were too bad for her to recover. She had a loving mom to care for her. Thank you for giving her your heart. I know it hurts right now. Rest easy little Sparky girl.

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    I'm so sorry Sparky lost the fight. You were a great caretaker and did what you could, so for that, thank you

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