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    I found one of my recently released babies extremely weak. She was almost unable to lift her head. Tanis could move somowhat slow but almost like a slug pace. Has appeared lethargic somce this morning.

    Her breathing is uneasy and almost ragged shes lasted overnight and since 9 am. Im afraid shes about to pass. I gave her some hhb block and some water and wer bit of sugar water. Didnt drink sugar water. Im so shaky and distraught. Shes my baby.

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    Default Re: Rlsd 5m.o. weak labored breathing

    I am so sorry to hear this. It sounds as though she may have gotten into poison. If this is the case the best thing to do is provide water to flush her system. Using charcoal can also help neutralize poisons. Iíve attached pages from the WMB about how to help if poisoning is suspected.

    She could also have internal injuries from a fall or car strike.
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    Default Re: Rlsd 5m.o. weak labored breathing

    Not bubbly breathibg but its laboured and shes weak just about limp in my hand. But she seems a wee bit stronger ish this am
    Shes has 2 small peices of butternut squash

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    Default Re: Rlsd 5m.o. weak labored breathing

    I dont believe i feel any bones broken just a dehydrated and very weak bb

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    Shes still kicking. Tanis is a damn fighter, too bad she looks so tired and uncomfortable. She still appears extremely weak and still short stiffled breathing almost. Like its not normal but not wet sounding

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    I would hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Do you still have feeding syringes? Make up some sugar water or homemade hydration fluid and warm it up and syringe feed it to her.

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    Ive been trying all night. I wont leave her side but... dammit i adore her and wish i couldve done something for tanis her breathing is so so slow abd becoming more labored... im feeling so broken

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    Can't view it, it's only buffering for me.
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    I hear what sounds like MAJOR clicking in her breathing at the end of that video. I don't know if the breathing issue is from poisoning of some kind or whether she just has pneumonia (this is an adult Foxer for those who could not view the video).

    I wonder about starting her on Cipro/Baytril to treat as if it was pneumonia?


    The adult Foxer in the video is eyes open but in a stupor.
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    Default Re: Rlsd 5m.o. weak labored breathing

    Ill try to look atound for some baytril or cipro

    Shes a 5/6 month old eastern gray

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    Default Re: Rlsd 5m.o. weak labored breathing

    Finally got vid to open.
    This baby really does need help with some type treatment.
    Also agree with TD, looks to be a fox squirrel to me also.

    Have you checked around for rehabilatators in your area
    that may be able to assist?
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    Default Re: Rlsd 5m.o. weak labored breathing

    In addition to the antibiotic, you might try tucking her between layers of clothing on your torso. This will keep her upright, which should help if there is fluid in the lungs, this way the fluid remains at the bottom of the lungs and the oxygen can be exchanged at the top portion of the lungs. Putting her on your torso will provide her heat so that she can focuses her resources on fighting the pneumonia. The close contact should also bolster her spirits.

    So sorry that you are going through this.

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    Any updates?

    Her coloring and head shape make her look like a Foxer at first glance but she could be a grey with some reddish coloring. Try to keep her well hydrated, in the condition she is in she is probably not drinking much water on her own.


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    Ill try to look atound for some baytril or cipro

    Shes a 5/6 month old eastern gray
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    Default Re: Rlsd 5m.o. weak labored breathing

    My girl has a chronic sinus infection that causes similarly labored breathing. I would definitely start on antibiotics as a precaution. If it's poison, the antibiotics aren't going to help but any additional strain they could place on the liver and kidneys is unlikely to make things much worse, so it's a risk I would take under the circumstances. You can also try adding vitamin K to her hydration solution, on the chance that she ingested rat poison. Unfortunately, if that is what she got into, the odds aren't good, but vitamin k can help with internal bleeding caused by anticoagulant poisons.

    Note: "Vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) is not toxic when consumed orally, even in large amounts. However, menadione (a synthetic, water-soluble vitamin K precursor) can cause toxicity" so just watch which one you use.

    Best of luck with her! Keep us updated!

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