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    Just an update:

    Chipper is amazing. We slowly switch from the homemade formula to the Foxvalley and he tolerated it very well. He is off his antibiotics for his clicking and sounds great. His diarrhea is gone and his poop is firm. When I got him he weighed 24 g and now he’s coming in at 40grams. I’ve had him two weeks today so I’m estimating him to be about two weeks and five days. When I got him he still had his umbilical stump. His hair is starting to fill in… But he still mostly naked. I’m hoping this new formula will help him thrive and put on a little more weight. He still looks pretty scrawny… I take him everywhere with me to make sure his fed On his normal schedule He eats so good. He’s got his two front bottom teeth in and his ears are starting to pop up and look like actual ears now.

    I’ll never be able to say enough how much I appreciated all the help I received from this thread.

    The picture I’m going to include was a few days ago. But it sure is precious.
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    I just love a happy story. I remember just a week or so ago, you were so desperate. The vet was a jerk and wouldn’t help.
    Just look at little Chipper now. That just makes my heart sing.

    The trip you made at night to get the proper antibiotic made all the difference in the world. Great job!

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    Ashley,

    Just as you are grateful for the help you and your squirrel received here, we are grateful for the critical care you provided in order to get your little one through its crisis. Never doubt that Chipper will know and love you for what you did. You are a good soul, and proof that there are angels all around us.

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    Hello friends, everything is still good over here. The little one is still eating well and his poop looks good. But he just looks a bit scrony to me. He weighed 24g when I got him. I’ve had him for 17 days now and I’m guessing he is about 22ish days old. He weighs 43g as of this morning. He eats 1.5mil every 3 hours. There is a lot of contradicting information on how much to feed and what weight should be. Some say he should be eating a full 2mils but he is not interested in that much and I don’t force it. I know I probably shouldn’t compare him to pictures but I can’t help it. I’ve drowned myself into information and when I look at included photos the little babies always look a little more plump then my guy...

    What are y’all a thoughts on his size (for his age) and how much he is being feed? Does he look to skinny to y’all? Would he benefit from fox valley ultra boost?
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    Precious.

    He is a little lean. Just to review, he is on FoxValley 20:50 right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Precious.

    He is a little lean. Just to review, he is on FoxValley 20:50 right?
    Yes, you are correct.

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    Yes, he would benefit from UltraBoost. If you want to use heavy cream that would also be good.
    Either will be fine. I would start the HC now as you can get that today. I would add it very slowly. We don’t want him to get diarrhea. Do you make up single batches.... 2 water to 1 powder? I would add 1/4 teaspoon of HC to a batch. I know this is a tiny amount but I don’t want to do anything to set him back. If he tolerated that well for a day, you can bump it up to 1/2 teaspoon of HC to a batch tomorrow.

    You can start this today. I want to put different amounts of FV/HC into the nutrition calculator. I want to find the optimal amount. I will get back with you on that. I know the rehabbers are seeing this and thinking I’m crazy with such a small amount but I would rather be cautious than jump into something that will cause problems. Little Chipper has had a time so let’s keep him moving forward.

    Try going 3.5 hrs. We need to get his intake up. At 42g he should be taking between 2.1-2.95ml per feeding. (5-7% of body weight)

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    Yes I make up single batches. What I don’t use at the end of the day I dump and remake to start the next day. I have some heavy whipping cream left from home making his formula so I’ll add it to what I have mixed. I’ll start working on getting him to eat a bigger amount every 3.5 hours and I’m ordering the ultra boost now.

    Thank you so much.

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    The best way to mix the formula is to make it up in the evening so that it sits overnight. For the powder to be completely dissolved in the water, it needs to sit before using. The next morning it is good to use. You can use a batch until the next day... some say longer but you’re mixing such a small amount, one day to the next is fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    The best way to mix the formula is to make it up in the evening so that it sits overnight. For the powder to be completely dissolved in the water, it needs to sit before using. The next morning it is good to use. You can use a batch until the next day... some say longer but you’re mixing such a small amount, one day to the next is fine.
    Yes that is what I do. When I make it I shake it a little I want it to sit over night so all the bubbles go away. Before I draw it into my syringe I tilt the bottle very gently back and forth not to make bubbles again and make a good draw with my syringe so he is not ingesting bubbles. We don’t want any tummy troubles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashleyfrancis84 View Post
    Yes that is what I do. When I make it I shake it a little I want it to sit over night so all the bubbles go away. Before I draw it into my syringe I tilt the bottle very gently back and forth not to make bubbles again and make a good draw with my syringe so he is not ingesting bubbles. We don’t want any tummy troubles.
    Try shaking the bottle really good, and then draw up from the very bottom.
    You won't get bubbles that way since they're all at the top.
    Give it a try before you're ready to feed. It should work perfectly.
    If not, go back to your way.
    Your little one is PRECIOUS!
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    I just ordered the ultra boost but it won’t be here until the 24th even with my amazon prime. So I added and will continue to add heavy willing cream until then. I weight him every morning at 6:30am before I feed.

    How much weight should be gained in a day?

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    When they get really going they can gain 3-4 grams a day. Even more when they are older.

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    Ok great! I hope to see that soon. Of course I’ll keep y’all updated! Thank you so much!!

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    By the way, he isn’t overly thin. We just like little fat babies. When I see emaciated, with ribs and shoulder blades protruding I panic but he isn’t anything like that. Usually when we see little ‘mama squirrel’ babies they are plump little things so I like them plump.

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    Thankful it’s just a little on the thin side. He ate at 6:30am and again at 10. He did take more. Nearly 2cc at 10. We will get to where he needs to be and be plump very soon hopefully.

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    Good luck to your baby

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    Little guy is doing great. Weighting 54g.
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    Just look at that perfect little munchkin.

    Thank you for letting us know. Such good news today.

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