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    Default Re: Admin please move my posts!

    Quote Originally Posted by Skittles View Post
    Can an admin please move my posts to its own thread under Emergency? I'm not sure how to do this but I've seen several senior members suggest this and I agree. I'd like to update the thread to keep everyone apprised of Skittles changes but have been waiting to see where it will ultimately land. Thank you!!
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    Default Re: SKITTLES' THREAD

    So glad to see Skittles has his own thread.

    But it is no good without an update and daily pictures. Hope he is surpassing all your expectations!
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    We need an update on Skittles. Pics would be great also.

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    Ditto
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    Sorry for the delay in updating. I tried thrice since Saturday and lost all my work each time.

    Skittles is doing GREAT! I am so grateful to redwuff and HRT4SQRLS for your great advice.

    I'm now using the GMF formula, new nipples and a 1ml o-ring syringe (he's too strong now for the miracle nipple and 3ml I'd been using and started aspirating all. the. time!). Thanks redwuff for that advice, it's working out great. He hasn't aspirated at all since switching. I'm watching and listening for sings of AP and am ready with medication but thankfully no signs yet.

    He's now 30g (he was about 19g last Thursday when I found this forum!). Here are some pictures. He's SO CUTE!!

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    Day 1 - about 3 days old?

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    Day 10 - about 13 days old

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    Day 14 - about 17 days old (The day I found forum)

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    More pics...

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    Day 15 - about 18 days old (day after starting GMF)


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    Day 16 - about 19 days old (two days on GMF)

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    Day 17 - about 20 days old (caught this during a yawn, look at those bottom teeth!!)

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    Day 20 - about 23 days old (Today. Been on GMF 6 days. It's SO hard to get a clear picture, he's so squirmy!)

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    Now thatís what Iím takiní about.

    Iím sure redwuff will help you start transitioning to FV20:50 soon.
    Iím so glad she was here to help with Skittles. I didnít feel at all qualified to advise on formula for a baby so compromised. He wouldnít have survived much longer and you needed experienced help with your little pinkie. I am glad you found TSB when you did. Your instincts were right on target. You are doing an outstanding job with baby Skittles and he is totally adorable.

    I would be willing to bet that you have never pours so much heart, passion, love and effort into another living being. They sorta do that to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HRT4SQRLS View Post
    Now thatís what Iím takiní about.

    Iím sure redwuff will help you start transitioning to FV20:50 soon.
    Iím so glad she was here to help with Skittles. I didnít feel at all qualified to advise on formula for a baby so compromised. He wouldnít have survived much longer and you needed experienced help with your little pinkie. I am glad you found TSB when you did. Your instincts were right on target. You are doing an outstanding job with baby Skittles and he is totally adorable.

    I would be willing to bet that you have never pours so much heart, passion, love and effort into another living being. They sorta do that to us.
    Thank you HRT4SQRLS for the words of encouragement! Redwuff has been an absolute GODSEND through this and he is thriving now only because I listened to all her awesome advice. Yes, she has already prepped me for how/when to start transitioning him on FV 20/50. I can't wait to see how quickly he grows then!

    I've been Blessed with three amazing kids, one angel baby, and now a precious little squirrel baby as well. My cup runneth over!

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    Thank you for updating. All I can say isW.O.W.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    Thank you for updating. All I can say isW.O.W.
    What would I have done without you redwuff? It's all thanks to you.

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    Default Skittles Update: 9/25/21

    Skittles is doing well. Heís 37g and getting a fuzzy tail and white belly. He unpinned his ears today too which is so cute.

    He loves the new Catac nipples that redwuff recommended.

    ďThanks Aunt Redwuff!Ē
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    Is it time to start adding 20/50?

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    Just adorable!

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    What a cutie patootie. He is so photogenic!

    Weight has been steadily increasing. Yay!

    Any issues?
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    Default Re: SKITTLES' THREAD

    He is photogenic. Yes heís gained between one and three grams a day without exception since starting GMF. I have been feeding every three hours but didnít feed overnight last night as he had hit 35g. I plan to transition him to every four hours when he starts getting 20/50.

    Unless excessive cuteness is an Ďissueí Iíd say no. Heís peeing, pooping, active and gaining weight. No lethargy or fussiness though heís definitely squirmy!

    Oh, and he shakes his tail really fast when Iím about to feed him. I take this as being excited, like a dog. I assume this is normal? Itís really cute.

    Quote Originally Posted by redwuff View Post
    What a cutie patootie. He is so photogenic!

    Weight has been steadily increasing. Yay!

    Any issues?

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    We love when their tail wags them! He looks really good. I know you are on cloud nine with the gains little Skittles has made. You have learned a lot with this guy.
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    Hey time for another skittles update. How is our little man doing?
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    He gets bigger by the minute and cuter too! Heís up to 44g as if this morning and has two more feedings at 75% 20:50 before heís fully switched. He loves it and heís gaining weight faster than before.

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    How cute is that!

    He looks SO much better. Youíre doing a great job mom.

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    He does look really good. Thank you for the update. And of course the picture of the sweetest boy ever .
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    Default SKITTLES Update 10/2/21

    About 5 days ago Skittles started getting fussy at mealtime and not wanting to eat. With the help of redwuff, I got him on an antibiotic for AP and also adjusted his feeding schedule to every fours hours and went down to 5% from 7% to allow more time for him to digest the new formula. He has responded so well! By the next morning he was hungry as ever and I slowly moved him back up to 7% because he still seems ravenous when he was done at the lower levels. So far he seems to be doing great with that.

    He is now 61g and his tail is getting so fuzzy, his feet are HUGE as are his whiskers and he looks so much like a squirrel now. Heís SO active now. Itís hard to get him the nipple sometimes heís so all over the place. Heís also walking so much better and faster!

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