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Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: ] #674670
11/15/08 08:11 AM
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I forgot to mention this... I talked to my vet and we decided it would be okay to introduce Godiva back to her mate Specter. Since he's already been exposed to Godiva, we aren't really putting him at any risk and we think it would do Godiva some good to have some glider company. I put them back together this morning and Specter was so happy to see his lady. Godiva seemed a little over whelmed by his show of affection, but didn't seem upset. If Specter has his way, Godiva will be spotless with in the hour smile

Also, some more good news! Godiva is up to 1 tablespoon per feeding. I also got her to take few bites of a pureed papaya mixed with yogurt and a couple bites of apple sauce. She still won't drink water, but at least she's starting to try different things... And, since she has been eating so much, I've been able to discontinue her sub-q fluids. I haven't had to sub-q her for 3 days now!

Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: ] #674718
11/15/08 11:55 AM
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Awww, I'm so glad to hear she has her mate back - I have to wonder if that might speed her recovery, love does wonders you know! Its absolutely wonderful that shes eating so much, I wonder if she would drink flavored pedialyte or juice? It might be like training wheels to get her back on water...

Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: ] #674747
11/15/08 01:23 PM
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Well, Godiva decided to drink some water today. It wasn't much, but it's a start...

Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: ] #674752
11/15/08 02:09 PM
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Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: ] #674755
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That is great news. clap What a strong baby! It's great that she has her mate back! Go Godiva!



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Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: SugareeErin] #674783
11/15/08 03:58 PM
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clap Progress is being made! That is awesome! hug2

Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: LSardou] #674953
11/15/08 08:59 PM
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OH, Lady Godiva I am glad to read you are doing better! I was away for a little bit, and now I see you are improving! Yippeee!!!! hug2


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Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: SariYappa] #674964
11/15/08 09:16 PM
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I want to stress yet again, Godiva's neurological condition is not improving. Her main improvements are due to her increased appetite. She is getting physically stronger, but it's actually making things more difficult for both her and myself. She's getting very hard to hand feed because she won't hold still, but she can't/won't eat on her own, she just kind of flops around in her food. Also, she's getting too active for her Kritter Keeper, but she can't be in a wire cage because she rams her head into the bars and rubs her nose/face raw. I put her back with Specter in hopes that maybe he would help her live a normal life, maybe leading her to food, help her groom, etc.

Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: ] #674965
11/15/08 09:20 PM
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Ohhhhhhhhh frown I stand corrected. I'm so sorry. At this point, we have to celebrate even the smallest progression though. She drank some water! She got to spend time with her honey! She's getting stronger! (blessing in discuise)...

hug2 Hang in there Leyna! hug2


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Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: SariYappa] #674997
11/15/08 10:18 PM
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~sigh~ I'm kind of flustered as to what to do about Specter too. I had him with Godiva in the Kritter Keeper during the day, but he wanted out when it was time to wake up. It's way to small for an active/healthy glider, but Godiva can't be in a regular cage. So, I don't know what I'm going to do now. Specter was so happy to be back with Godiva at first, but I don't think he understands that she can't run around and play like he can... It breaks my heart to see him so frustrated and confused by her behavior.

Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: ] #674999
11/15/08 10:27 PM
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Leyna, could you get them a 65 gal rept to live in?

Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: Lynsie] #675001
11/15/08 10:37 PM
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Maybe even if they can't be together all night they could have "playtime together" (although I know Godiva can't go far) and perhaps sleep together? And then just have different adjacent cages at night? I was able to make this work pretty well for my 2 gliders a while back when they were fighting all the time.

Part 2: Lady Godiva #675054
11/16/08 01:40 AM
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See part one here

Re: Lady Godiva... [Re: ] #675056
11/16/08 01:41 AM
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See Part 2 here

Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: LSardou] #675086
11/16/08 03:14 AM
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hug2 to you Leyna and Godiva. She is in my prayers. You're doing everything you can for her.


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Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: SugarBlossoms] #675124
11/16/08 08:19 AM
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Lynsie, you mentioned getting a rept. Honestly, I don't think a rept would be a suitable enclosure for Godiva at this point in time. She tends to bury her nose/head in corners and I'm afraid she would hurt herself some how on the poles of a rept. Also, she has been attempting to climb, but due to her lack of coordination, is constantly falling. Even if I laid a rept on it's side, I fear an 18 inch fall may be too much for her brain at this point in time. If Specter is willing to sleep with Godiva during the day, I will continue to let him. I think it does them both some good....

The longer this goes on, the more I'm starting to believe that Godiva might of had a stroke. A stroke would explain the bulk of her symptoms, as well as her lack of response to treatment. If she did in deed have a stroke, now a whole new set of questions come in to play. Why would such a young animal have a stroke? What might have triggered it? Can she be rehabilitated and possibly live a semi-normal life? The list goes on...

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Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: ] #675443
11/16/08 08:11 PM
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What will this baby must have! And YEAH she is getting to spend time with Specter and is drinking a bit of water!!!!! Keep up the good work girl!

Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: ] #675508
11/16/08 10:16 PM
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I had wondered about Cessna having a stroke, since neither vet could really figure out what caused her symptoms at first. She just lost the ability to use her back legs, along with a lot of the feeling in them. I had similar problems with her trying to climb the bars of her "hospital cage" and ended up stringing a hammock across the top half of it at Val's suggestion. I found her sleeping in it one night before she had to go in her ecollar due to SM, and she stopped climbing after that.

How old is Godiva? I agree it would make sense for an older glider to have a stroke, but not a much younger one...though I have known people 20-30 years old who have had strokes, and if it can hit anyone of any age, it can probably do the same with gliders. Both vets I saw eventually agreed on spinal inflammation as the cause of Cessna's ailment. We are still not sure what caused it, though the fact that she was 12 was considered a big factor.

I wish you good luck...I will say a prayer for Godiva.

Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: sandbat] #675523
11/16/08 10:48 PM
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Stroke is most often caused by high blood pressure, has your vet told you what might cause high blood pressure in a suggie? Also, I believe that diabetes can also cause a stroke, that may be a thought to toss around...did her blood tests reveal anything that may indicate diabetes? I think I read somewhere that you can actually have a stroke as a result of shock.

My aunt had a stroke in her twenties - she ended up with pneumonia because she had trouble swallowing & aspirated a lot of what she tried to swallow. If Godiva DID have a stroke, this is something you might want to watch for.

Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: ] #675698
11/17/08 07:44 AM
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Gina, when Godiva had her first blood test done, she was only 56 grams, weak, and anemic. I do believe her sugar was low, but we pretty much associated that with her lack of eating... Now that she's been eating more and has fattened up a little, I'm going to see if we can get another blood panel done. Also, I'm working on getting x-rays done to see if they can tell us anything.

Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: ] #676360
11/18/08 08:35 AM
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Well, I talked to my vet yesterday and she's recommending me to a specialist... I'm going to set up an appointment with them as soon as I can and see what they can do for Godiva. After talking to Dr. Renae we have pretty much concluded that if the specialist can't offer any help or suggestions, Godiva will most likely be euthanised. While the thought of it breaks my heart, it's obvious that Godiva will never have any quality of life in her state frown

Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: ] #676362
11/18/08 08:49 AM
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I'm so sorry Leyna hug2 I'm hoping the specialist will be able to help your little girl.

Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: ] #676364
11/18/08 08:57 AM
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Sending prayers and positive thoughts to you and Lady Godiva. I know she is in the best of care and couldn't be loved more. hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2 hug2


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Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: suggiemom1980] #676365
11/18/08 08:59 AM
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Thanks you guys. I've been faced with some very hard decisions when it comes to Godiva. Some I would rather just not make, but I know I have to do what's best for her...

Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: ] #676381
11/18/08 09:47 AM
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????? I justed checked on Godiva and she's eating out of a bowl!!!! She's got both paws in there pretty much standing in her food, but she's eating totally on her own... I've been leaving a bowl of food in there for a while now on the off chance that she might decide to eat on her own and mostly, she's just been bumping into the bowl or wading threw the food, never eating it... I already hand fed her breakfast, but if she's eating on her own, maybe tomorrow I won't won't have to hand feed her. That would make tomorrow the first day in 3 weeks I didn't have to hand feed her! Could my little girl be getting better? I wonder what sparked the change? I haven't done anything different with her...

Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: ] #676385
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OMG! Tears of joy for you and Lady Godiva! I think she's telling you she's getting better and wants to live a long time! Congratulations!!! Doing the happy dance!!!


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Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: suggiemom1980] #676390
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Oh Leyna!!! I think she could tell you were thinking about having to put her down... she's saying "Mommy, I'm getting better!"... hug2

I hope this keeps up. Go Godiva, Go! dance


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Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: SariYappa] #676415
11/18/08 11:02 AM
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Yay Godiva! She just wants to show you that she's still got fight mama!

Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: SariYappa] #676416
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YEAH clap !!!!! You go Godiva!!! Get you some grub!!! Maybe being reunited with her mate has given her the extra boost she needed!

Re: Part 2: Lady Godiva [Re: ] #676910
11/19/08 10:35 AM
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Well, the good news first... Godiva spent the night in a regular cage with Specter. I moved the nest box to the cage floor and also put the food dish on the floor so she could find it. This morning, the food bowl was empty and Specter and Godiva were sleeping in the nest box. Also, last night, I saw her perched on the edge of her food bowl eating a yogurt/apple sauce mix that I made for her and Specter. She was really wobbly, but she keeping her balance smile

And now for the not so good... Godiva still isn't grooming herself and looks like a total mess. Also, she has started this head bobbing/weaving thing. I don't quite know what to make of it. She does seem a lot more aware of her surroundings now, but at the same time, it's like they overwhelm her...

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