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    Hi everyone. Ive got 4 babies right now. I'm unsure of age but they are just starting to open their eyes. One of them has become very lethargic since yesterday. I thought maybe she was just tired but now I'm getting worried. She is 54 g and I feed her 5% body weight of formula. The formula is 2 parts powdered esbilac (the probiotic one with the dog on the label) and 1part powdered ensure. The mix is 1 part powder formula mix to 2 parts water. I feed them every 3-4 hours usually. The other 3 are doing fine. The only thing I've recently changed is adding probiotics to their formula bc of loose poops. The lethargic squirrels poops are soft but better than they were before probiotics.
    She is eating but not the whole 2.5ccs anymore and she isn't as ravenous as the others.
    Please let me know if you need more info. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalokaKana View Post
    Hi everyone. Ive got 4 babies right now. I'm unsure of age but they are just starting to open their eyes. One of them has become very lethargic since yesterday. I thought maybe she was just tired but now I'm getting worried. She is 54 g and I feed her 5% body weight of formula. The formula is 2 parts powdered esbilac (the probiotic one with the dog on the label) and 1part powdered ensure. The mix is 1 part powder formula mix to 2 parts water. I feed them every 3-4 hours usually. The other 3 are doing fine. The only thing I've recently changed is adding probiotics to their formula bc of loose poops. The lethargic squirrels poops are soft but better than they were before probiotics.
    She is eating but not the whole 2.5ccs anymore and she isn't as ravenous as the others.
    Please let me know if you need more info. Any ideas?
    Is this one of the babies you were treating for aspiration pneumonia?
    Can you post this one's picture?
    Are you hydrating her?
    Did you get the proper formula? Sounds like your still feeding the mix you were left with.
    Ensure is a nutritional supplement and meal replacement. If you got/have the proper formula, there is no need for Ensure being in it.
    You had five babies, four were doing fine. Now you have four, three are doing fine.
    Do you see the pattern here?
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    Yes you're right
    So just use straight esbilac powder with 2 parts powder 1 part water?
    She feels hudrated, I did the punch test. She is not one of the pneumonia babies and does not have any clicking in her breaths. This is a pic after feeding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HalokaKana View Post
    Yes you're right
    So just use straight esbilac powder with 2 parts powder 1 part water?
    She feels hudrated, I did the punch test. She is not one of the pneumonia babies and does not have any clicking in her breaths. This is a pic after feeding.
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    Sorry, typos, I did a pinch test on her and she looks hydrated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalokaKana View Post
    Yes you're right
    So just use straight esbilac powder with 2 parts powder 1 part water?
    She feels hudrated, I did the punch test. She is not one of the pneumonia babies and does not have any clicking in her breaths. This is a pic after feeding.
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    NO, one part powdered esbilac formula to 2 parts water.
    How were you fixing the esbilac powder before?
    No ensure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy in New York View Post
    NO, one part powdered esbilac formula to 2 parts water.
    How were you fixing the esbilac powder before?
    So sorry that's what I meant. Always 1powder, 2 water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HalokaKana View Post
    So sorry that's what I meant. Always 1powder, 2 water.
    I will go buy some esbilac right now and just use that.

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