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    Exclamation URGENT - Water Retention under the skin in the whole body

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    Hi All - I am new to the squirrel board and cant thank you all enough for having this forum. Last tuesday I found a pinky perhaps 2 / 3 days old. I left it outside in a box played sounds of baby calls and waited for mum who did not appear. There is no Esbilac or any formula available where I live (not in the US) and with COVID - no chance of a delivery. So I had no option but to start him on Lactol Kitten and subsequently moved him on to your goat milk formula. He was dehydrated and I gave him Pedialite and started weaning him. He started developing fluid retention under his skin - from his feet to under his neck both front and back he looks like he is immersed in a water balloon - its that bad - I felt he was a bit jaundiced too - Any help would be much appreciated - I am desperate - his pee is also slowing down and seems to have a bad tummy since 5 hours ago- this is not bloating but you can actually see and feel the water under his skin - he is hungry still and with each feed I feel the water gets worse and he is uncomfortable and in pain - please let me know what I can do - we are at a loss here -

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    Default Re: URGENT - Water Retention under the skin in the whole body

    Hi Sam,
    Too much pedialyte can be very dangerous and lead to kidney failure. Stop all pedialyte (he has been on it for 6 days?), just give goats milk formula. If he needs additional hydration between feedings, give pure water for supplemental hydration.


    Quote Originally Posted by sam_abe View Post
    URGENT and CRITICAL

    Hi All - I am new to the squirrel board and cant thank you all enough for having this forum. Last tuesday I found a pinky perhaps 2 / 3 days old. I left it outside in a box played sounds of baby calls and waited for mum who did not appear. There is no Esbilac or any formula available where I live (not in the US) and with COVID - no chance of a delivery. So I had no option but to start him on Lactol Kitten and subsequently moved him on to your goat milk formula. He was dehydrated and I gave him Pedialite and started weaning him. He started developing fluid retention under his skin - from his feet to under his neck both front and back he looks like he is immersed in a water balloon - its that bad - I felt he was a bit jaundiced too - Any help would be much appreciated - I am desperate - his pee is also slowing down and seems to have a bad tummy since 5 hours ago- this is not bloating but you can actually see and feel the water under his skin - he is hungry still and with each feed I feel the water gets worse and he is uncomfortable and in pain - please let me know what I can do - we are at a loss here -
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