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    He's all curled up in my hand this morning

    Note: I don't keep him in towels. Just grabbed a wash cloth to hold him in because my hands are FREEZING this morning

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    The pic I posted of him showed a very orange tail. This pic is grey tail. Verdict is still out on type of squirrel. He certainly has the rounded ears of a foxer. Little Petey Pancake, I cant wait to meet you in person!
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    I had the very special privilege to take care of Petey for two days, and to meet Peteys mom and dad. All three are wonderful!

    Today we took Petey to his vet appt. Pete’s mom met us there. The doc took Pete, now 5 weeks old back for X-rays. You might remember that he had ‘knobs’ on both back legs and swelling on his left front shoulder. Doc was pretty grim when he came back. Petey is dealing with the same issue that stephenandandrea little squirrel is dealing with. He has MBD that has caused multiple fractures in his bones.

    I will post the X-rays of his body. We are going to try to give Petey a set amount of time to see if his bones can heal with a change of nutrition. He has been on Esbilac since 2-3 days old and there seems to be more issues with it. He was switched to GMF and will be switched to fv20/50 in the next day or two.
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    So doc is going to work with Petey and his mom. He was put on pain management, given anti inflammatory meds, and had three of four limbs splinted. He will be seeing the doc weekly for splint changes, and in a month another X-ray will be taken. If Pete has not made any progress in bone growth and healing, a decision will be made. We do not anticipate any backward movement. Only forward healing.

    We need TSB prayers. Remember how well you guys healed my little Tulip...we need that and more for Petey Pancake




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    Petey!


    Stay strong little man and heal up fast!


    See my wild squirrel adventures in the thread "Squirtle's yard!":
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    See the sisters Pip and Nip!
    https://thesquirrelboard.com/forums/...-(Pip-and-Nip)!

    Loving dad to Sir Max, 2017-2018. There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.

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    The crew up here is sending endless positivitiez to Petey. Good healings, good bone development, lots of healing!

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    Default Re: 3 week old--- Help Needed: back leg issues

    Sending prayers for Petey.

    Redwuff, did the vet have any thoughts on MBD in a baby on proper formula?

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    Sorry to be obtuse, but can you say that in a different way?
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    {{{{{PeteyPancake}}}}}

    We love you, keep strong Little Man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Sending prayers for Petey.

    Redwuff, did the vet have any thoughts on MBD in a baby on proper formula?
    Milo’s mom and I will be seeing the vet on Tuesday and it would be great if anyone who has questions post them here so will can present them to him.

    I have an almost 4 week baby that has been brought up since he was 2 days old mostly on GMF. It would be great to get an X-ray of his bones. If we could get a baby that was in since they were a pinky in the 3-4 week age that had no apparent problems, fed Esbilac as formula, and X-ray that baby, I think we could learn a lot from the different X-rays.

    Yesterday when we took Petey to doc, I snuck in a 3 week old that had come in the day before with serious head trauma. I wanted the doc to check him out but it turned out that the doc wanted an X-ray comparison with a ‘healthy’ baby. So new guy Henry was used.

    Interestingly it turned out that Henry has a skull fracture and sub-dural hematoma. But the long bones are quite different between Petey and Henry.
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    This is Henry as a comparison
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    I just finished reading the whole thread, and {{{{{ Petey }}}}} Poor little bones! Thank you for posting the radiographs, they were always my favorite part of working at the vet clinic. I hope he improves with the new diet!

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    What a crazy few days it has been!! Little Petey is battling some tummy issues today but we have all of the proper meds to balance that out.
    We just recieved his MBD treatment in the mail today and will be starting that as well. He goes back in on Tuesday to be resplinted but for anyone who has kept up with his weight issues he is now up to 74g this morning!! A HUGE difference since we have switched off of Esbilac! Looking forward to seeing his xrays in a month after all of the treatments!!
    Thanks for all the kind words and support!!

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    Little Petey and yourself have taken our hearts completely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteyPancake View Post
    What a crazy few days it has been!! Little Petey is battling some tummy issues today but we have all of the proper meds to balance that out.
    We just recieved his MBD treatment in the mail today and will be starting that as well. He goes back in on Tuesday to be resplinted but for anyone who has kept up with his weight issues he is now up to 74g this morning!! A HUGE difference since we have switched off of Esbilac! Looking forward to seeing his xrays in a month after all of the treatments!!
    Thanks for all the kind words and support!!

    He's not too thrilled with his splints because he's at that age where all he wants to do is start to move around but now his mobility is limited! Keeping him still is tough but he's a fighter and I have faith in him that he'll pull through
    There has not been a minute that you haven't been on my mind since learning of what's going on. I'm really glad to hear of the improvements since stopping the Esbilac. Poopy issues should resolve pretty quickly. Prayers for improvements and remarkable healing continue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    Milo’s mom and I will be seeing the vet on Tuesday and it would be great if anyone who has questions post them here so will can present them to him.

    I have an almost 4 week baby that has been brought up since he was 2 days old mostly on GMF. It would be great to get an X-ray of his bones. If we could get a baby that was in since they were a pinky in the 3-4 week age that had no apparent problems, fed Esbilac as formula, and X-ray that baby, I think we could learn a lot from the different X-rays.

    Yesterday when we took Petey to doc, I snuck in a 3 week old that had come in the day before with serious head trauma. I wanted the doc to check him out but it turned out that the doc wanted an X-ray comparison with a ‘healthy’ baby. So new guy Henry was used.

    Interestingly it turned out that Henry has a skull fracture and sub-dural hematoma. But the long bones are quite different between Petey and Henry.
    How do you tell that he has a skull fracture? Can you point that out on the radiograph?

    I vote he is a Gray Squirrel
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    Hey people, Stay outa my man cave


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    My mom and dad took me down to the lady that takes me to the doctor. I think I will see him tomorrow. I hope my pictures will make him smile.

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    So Petey came down to me last night cos his mom and dad both have to work and can’t be there for his weekly appointment to change his splints. We are also going to hopefully get another X-Ray to see if diet change is moving him in the right direction.

    He is an incredible powerhouse wrapped in a tiny package and cute as a button. This little boy is loved very much by mom and dad. His weight is now at 77g and as you can see he opened his eyes yesterday.

    we love you Petey Pancake a
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