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    Default CR's LUNA TUNA NEEDS HELP

    I am seldom on TSB but now Luna is very ill. At first I thought it was the Endometriosis again
    which it very well may be..... vulva swollen, trying to pee all the time even tho she has nothing
    left inside her to squeeze out, and her tummy is swollen. Only things missing is she is not throwing
    up, which she usually does when the Endo flares up, and she isn't very interested the the cinnamon
    apples which she also usually scarfs during an outbreak. She is just laying in her nest box feeling really rotten.

    I have to wonder IF this time it is a UTI and not the Endro....... not sure. Maybe this time it is both? ? ?
    I have been giving her Liquid Infant Ibuprofen but it expired in Sept. It has been in the fridge for months and months open.

    I have another UN-opened bottle which was only stored in a cabinet. Never opened but it showed expired May 2018. Are either or both of these still viable and how long?

    Which antibiotics would be best just encase I have to start her on one which would be no later than tomorrow IF I have the meds on hand The last time we were told Cipro. Is this still the best? ? Will have to look for it.
    Thanks for any feedback/info.

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    I think the Ibuprofen should still be fine. I would think the unopened one is probably the freshest since it is unopened. It should be stored in a cool dry place but I am not sure if a fridge is really the right place?In terms of viability, it will probably slowly lose some of its potency over time after it expires but it should still be useful. Check the label and it should tell you how to store. Cipro is a really common drug for UTIs so that is probably what I would use.

    Be careful about giving Ibuprofen for too long of an extended period, it can harm stomach and kidneys. 4-5 days is fine but more than a week or two and you could run into problems that could become serious. Also, try to make sure she is extra hydrated when on Ibuprofen, that is VERY important.

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    I am seldom on TSB but now Luna is very ill. At first I thought it was the Endometriosis again
    which it very well may be..... vulva swollen, trying to pee all the time even tho she has nothing
    left inside her to squeeze out, and her tummy is swollen. Only things missing is she is not throwing
    up, which she usually does when the Endo flares up, and she isn't very interested the the cinnamon
    apples which she also usually scarfs during an outbreak. She is just laying in her nest box feeling really rotten.

    I have to wonder IF this time it is a UTI and not the Endro....... not sure. Maybe this time it is both? ? ?
    I have been giving her Liquid Infant Ibuprofen but it expired in Sept. It has been in the fridge for months and months open.

    I have another UN-opened bottle which was only stored in a cabinet. Never opened but it showed expired May 2018. Are either or both of these still viable and how long?

    Which antibiotics would be best just encase I have to start her on one which would be no later than tomorrow IF I have the meds on hand The last time we were told Cipro. Is this still the best? ? Will have to look for it.
    Thanks for any feedback/info.
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    Default Re: CR's LUNA TUNA NEEDS HELP

    I agree with Tube. I would use the unopened bottle. Let us know which antibiotics you have in case they are needed.

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    Default Re: CR's LUNA TUNA NEEDS HELP

    I have Cipro.
    500 mg

    Luna weight today:

    640 grams

    If some one could dose and PM me.

    Luna has refused ALL liquids ALL DAY. Just will not take any.
    Only eats Boo Balls and a tiny tiny bit of spiced apple a couple of times
    Thanks

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    Luna was dosed at 8pm.

    Continued to refuse liquid even refused one of her fav's, watermelon.

    So, I mixed up some boo ball with water, honey, and a little coconut oil and strained it.
    She took 3 CC from the syringe.

    Then mashed the watermelon, got the juice and she took 5 1'2 cc from a syringe.
    This is a touch of happiness !


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    Perhaps some one can direct this new TSB member and give the needed help. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Annabella View Post
    New here. Please bare with me. My squirrel was crippled when he was a baby in a tree that was cut down. Have had him since early spring. Everything worked fine except he would drag his back legs, back at tail obviously hurt as well. He is always full of energy, and climbs around the cage, and uses his wooden purches like a gymnest. He must have got his foot caught in the cage as he loves to run around the sides. He had a bad bed sore like spont on his heal. worked on it for a 2 weeks thought we were making progress. went to play with him 2 days ago and it was worse than ever, he must have got it hung again. cleaned it up put some anitbiotic on it. Went back and it was a nightmare, the foot was swollen, he was hot, and looked like he chewed his little toe off. Giving Baytril, looks scabbed over but the top of his foot is swollen again, can tell he is in pain but still active. He is feverish. Can anyone tell me how to help him with the fever, and pain. I have seen such contrations on; aspirin, ibuprofen, acedaminiphen (tylenol), metacam. Please can anyone help me help him. He is so sweet and gentle. He was a miracle. Refuse to let him down now.

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    I moved Annabella's post to the Energency life threatening section, a new thread called "terrible infected foot".
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    Default Re: CR's LUNA TUNA NEEDS HELP

    Luna did a huge pee this morning rather than a tiny bit many many times.
    Her tummy still looks swollen.

    She was up rather early, gave her two small bowls of watermelon juice and some cut up softened HHB, of which she
    ate most once she realized she was getting nothing else.
    Then she got her Ibu, and an hour later her Cipro.

    After a while I let her out on top of her cage and she really scarfed some solid food.
    I took the rest away as I was concerned she might make herself sick after not eating for two days.
    She will get it shortly.

    Her stool is a bit more on the yucky smelly side this morning so keeping watch on that as well. She will be remaining
    in her cage throughout today even tho she thinks she wants out.

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    Default Re: CR's LUNA TUNA NEEDS HELP

    Her stool wasn't super soft or runny...just STINKY.... and slightly larger than normal.

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    Default Re: CR's LUNA TUNA NEEDS HELP

    Give me a minute Rosie. I'll send dosing.

    You can give her grape or watermelon for hydration if you have any.

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