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    Got this one in today; a female , 427 g. Finders brought her to the rehabber last night. She is alert when handled, but seems to have almost the same scenario my Dandies had?? Left side is limp in foreleg; rear leg mostly limp. Good reflexes on the right side. She can move, but doesnít want to. Wonít eat.

    I managed to get her to take about 12 ml of Fox Valley 20/50. Do we calculate a certain percent body weight per day, for an adult on formula for their daily needs?

    Iím just kind of treating her like a baby right now
    No clue what this is. No wounds or signs of trauma, best can tell. A little nervous handling an adult but she hasnít tried to bite at all. Figure thatís NOT a good sign
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    Let her take as much formula as she wants. I'd not be concerned with how much she takes, but just that she does take some for the next few days.... it is terrific she wants formula at all. And hydration of course, can't give her too much of that.

    Yes, always be cautious in handling her, chances are she'll come around to being a more wild girl as she starts feeling better.

    Hopefully she just needs some time, nutrition and a safe place to recuperate from whatever is going on...

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    Thank you,
    She just took more meds (not sure what this is, but giving antibiotic and anti inflammatory dose of prednisolone) and a slurry of FV, baby food, and block.

    Turning lights out and will see what morning brings
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    We are still on liquid diet; she wonít take anything solid. But tonight for the first time I saw movement in her limp left arm..
    She actually attempted to grasp the syringe with it!
    Weíve gone from laid out recumbent to attempting to posture upright on all 4 (but still very tilted to left)
    Tonight, she curled up and wrapped her tail around in a more natural way.
    No vocal sounds, but her tail will randomly flick.
    Just wonder when/if the switch flips and she suddenly chainsaws me?! Or maybe wonít?
    Idk
    One day at a time

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    Awe! What a sweetie! Look at that little face 🥰🥰 Sheís happy to be getting loved on and helped. Thank you! I hope she makes a full recovery! ❤️❤️

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    Sheís come a long way; so guess we can move this to intakes?

    Sheís gone from completely recumbent to this. Iím starting to taper off the prednisolone, and we are on our way home today and can potentially start gabbapentin. Iíve never used it in a squirrel? But was curious, this far out, could it still be of any benefit?

    Iím not even sure what exactly the cause of injury was in this adolescent. I just know, sheís absolutely precious.

    I hope to be able to assess her progress better after we get home and give her a proper set up. I do know she still needs to be hand fed twice daily ; she canít eat enough on her own to meet her needs. She canít eat veggies; only soft things. And she has circling tiks (to the right).

    I still need a name,

    She reminds me so much of my first Angel ďSnickersĒ

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    Awe. Happy tears over here! What a DOLL! Omg Iím so happy she is doing so well. 🥰🥰😇😇🥲🥲

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    She’s gone from completely recumbent to this. I’m starting to taper off the prednisolone, and we are on our way home today and can potentially start gabbapentin. I’ve never used it in a squirrel? But was curious, this far out, could it still be of any benefit?
    Gabapentin is used to treat partial seizures and nerve pain. My opinion is yes, it could be beneficial.
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