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    One more thing. Is this the formula that you bought?
    If so, make it up with really HOT water. Let it sit in
    the refrig ~ 4-6 hours stirring occassionally so it all dissolves.


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    Yes I am feeding the correct amount she was doing just fine eating 5cc every feeding for the past week or so. And yes I am feeding esbiliac powdered with probiotics and prebiotics. I just feel like since i switched to esbiliac that it is not settling right with her. I do mix it up with hot water and stir every so often so all clumps get out... I even strain it with a very fine strainer.

    She seemed better around 3 and I only let her have 3ccs even though she wanted more. She pooped and peed. Her eyes are still bothering me and her though... Is there any kind of eye drop i can try in her eyes? There is no cloudiness. But she has been chattering her teeth since this eye thing happened. Its not clicking noise its like a grinding noise.

    I tried a rehab again and the lady is seriously getting on my last nerve.. Wont help me.. Says I never called her. I sent her screenshots of my calls to her where we actually talked on the phone. Im practically begging in my message this morning to help me find someone to take care of her and she has not responded to me.

    All I have is you guys and I so badly want whats best for her. I just am not experienced at all for squirrels. Its illegal to have them and not be licensed or have a permit in Michigan... but i cant just let her go on her own.

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    Youíre doing everything possible. Please donít give up. I have an idea if youíre willing to try.
    Some rehabbers feel a 50% Esbilac with 50% FoxValley 20:50 is superior to the Esbilac alone.

    Maybe something is still missing as far as micronutrients. If the Esbilac isnít doing maybe the combo will. FoxValley 20:50 can be ordered from Henryís.

    You are her best chance. Did she nibble the block?

    You could use a saline drop to moisten the eyes but I would be reluctant to use anything else.

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    Im definitely not giving up, I just dont know at all what Im doing. But I thank you guys for trying to help me get her better. She truly is such a sweetheart. I really hope she makes it through this. I will order fox valley tomorrow after i deposit money. Thank you!!

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    And no she didnt touch the block... Maybe is should try some for picky eaters?

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    Make sure you get the FoxValley 20:50.

    Do NOT get the FV 32:40. Sorry just wanted to emphasize that.

    Yes, I think she would eat the Picky Eater block.

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    Sometimes putting the block in the microwave for 3-4 seconds makes it more appetizing.

    Maybe a dot of peanut butter or drop of coconut oil would help as well. I’m reaching here.

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    Thank you I will give that all a shot!! I really appreciate all your help hrt4sqrls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squeaks View Post

    She seemed better around 3 and I only let her have 3ccs even though she wanted more.

    She was doing well with the 5 ccs, and now I'm rethinking this one.
    I know the rule of thumb, but your baby is so tiny, and she wanted more.
    I wonder if you should stick with the 5 ccs each feeding.

    What do others think?
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    Nancy, the baby was eating every 8 hrs so I suggested a little less, more often (reduce interval) so the amount would be about the same. Mom is going to get goat milk and yogurt today. She already has heavy cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Nancy, the baby was eating every 8 hrs so I suggested a little less, more often (reduce interval) so the amount would be about the same. Mom is going to get goat milk and yogurt today. She already has heavy cream.
    Perfect! Thank you.
    I totally missed that part about every 8 hours.

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    Do squirrels get colds?? Or allergies? Her eyes are almost shut but she opens them... And they appear sticky like pink eye almost. She also has gunky nose. Any ideas on a cold? Shes very light sensitive also.

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    Oh dear that poor baby! I donít think of squirrels getting colds as in viruses but they do get bacterial infections like Mycoplasma or Bordatella.

    Also, allergies is always a possibility.

    Any luck finding a rehabber?

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    No luck at all... Is there any meds I can give her to at least try? I feel horrible for her. In the mean time I went to two different local grocery stores and holy crap goats milk is hard to find. I think they sell it at a local pet store but it was closed by the time I thought of it. So im going to go on a goat milk hunt tomorrow after work!!

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    Some grocery stores sell powdered goat milk. Your best bet will probably be concentrated goat milk in a can. It should be with the other canned milk products like evaporated milk. It is very hard to find fresh goat milk but I did find one store.

    The concentrated goat milk in a can is diluted 1:1 with water.

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    Lol ahhh thats probably why I had no luck I was searching all over in the refrigerated sections!!! I did not even think to look there. I know i seen it at that pet store and its fresh in the fresh pet refrigerator.

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