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Post  Johog on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:49 am

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i have a hedgehog,katie,she has been in my care for a couple of weeks now and whilst being treated for all ailments and given all vits that she can possibly have,shes going down hill fast and i'm at a loss what to do with her.last night she stopped eating completely,she is drinking loads,i didn't know whether to try rehydration fluids and stop putting food down for now. shes determined to fight and whilst she is so am i!
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Post  Trish on Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:00 am

Poor little girl. Sick 2

Do you think she will take being syringe feed? A mix of goats milk/cat food/weetabix/water so it can be syringed.

Is she weeing/pooing OK?

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Post  Johog on Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:23 am

i gave her a little syringe feed earlier,she would only take a little Sad
will try adding goats milk and weetbix to the mix and see how she goes but it doesn't look good.she was okay when i first got her just losing a bit of fur,shes had baytril etc and yesterday started going downhill pretty quick.but shes lively and seems a fighter,so will keep trying luck
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Post  Trish on Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:38 am

So many are failing to thrive this year, it's so sad. Sad

I do hope she pulls through. luck

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Post  Bethany on Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:24 am

I am crossing my fingers as I type!
I really hope she pulls through, sounds like a fighter.

Keep us updated,

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Post  Hedgehog on Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:48 am

Jo, I do hope she survives. It would be so sad if she was to go, but she sounds like she should pull through. It is really hard trying to feed them, especially when they don't want none.
Good luck with her. luck
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Post  Hedgehoglover on Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:54 am

Good luck Jo! luck
I hope she gets through this.
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Post  John & Hogs on Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:56 am

She sounds very bad at the moment; hope she pulls through too
We will all be thinking of you and the Hedgehog, so again good luck

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Post  Hoggy on Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:58 am

Trish, many I have had this year have failed, think its a bad year for them. I really do hope that she survives, we all do. Hopefuly will be released next spring or something.

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Post  Johog on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:40 pm

thanx guys.
managed to get some down her about 3 syringes worth,will try some more in a while and looks like another sleepless night for me Sleeping Sad No
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Post  Bethany on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:43 pm

Good luck Jo.
I really hope that some good comes out of all the work you are putting in to this.

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Post  Hoggy on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:49 pm

At least you got some down her, hopefuly a bit more soon.

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Post  Johog on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:17 pm

well shes just had half a egg cup full and some baytril, which she practically tore my fingers off for. shes resting now, so i think its gonna be a small feed every hour tonight Sleeping
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Post  Trish on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:25 pm

Sounds like she is hungry bless her, fingers are crossed for you - and her. luck Flowers

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Post  Johog on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:29 pm

cheers gonna need it.that and plenty of coffee Grin
so if i'm online tomorow talking gibberish,other than the normal!, you know its cause i'm tired Grin
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Post  Trish on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:34 pm

If you're talking gibberish I'll join in - quite good at it!! happy2

These little prickly bundles really get to us don't they? aaaw

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Post  Johog on Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:39 pm

tell me about it Grin
but if shes as stubborn as i am then we should get through this!
i also like the idea of not being the only one talking gibberish Cool
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Post  Bethany on Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:59 pm

Hi, Jo. Good luck with her, she is hungry so that's a start.

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Post  Johog on Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:37 am

a very bleary eyed me updating Sleeping
managed to get a couple of syringes worth down her every hour last night. shes refused her last feed,so i'll leave her for a bit and hopefully she'll feed again in a while. she hasn't pooped though,hoping shes just hanging on to it.
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Post  Trish on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:13 am

This is the first thread I have come to see today, and am so relieved she is still hanging on.
You must be shattered Jo. Hug

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Post  Johog on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:20 am

i managed to get a couple of short winks this morning,but i think its going to be another night of it!
she refused her feed at nine and wouldn't eat again until lunch,i've put some of the goop down in a bowl,as well as other bits ands bobs,but shes not touching them!
i really don't know what else to do with her other than force feeding,which i'm not really forcing her,once she realises the goops in there she can't get it down quick enough.
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Post  Trish on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:21 am

The fact she wants it has to be good, lets hope she gains strength and eats/drinks by herself soon. luck

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Post  Johog on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:25 am

cheers and hopefully she might just do it.but it makes me wonder about eventual release if she does make it,especially if she can go downhill so fast confused
i promised myself i wouldn't get attached to them anymore,but shes wormed her way in as they all tend to do Smile
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Post  Bethany on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:10 am

It is always a very sad time when one of them dies, because you always question if you could have done something better. I'm sure we all do our best when it comes to these amazing creatures, and if you have done your best then nothing more can be done.

I think you are doing a fantastic job, I really do!

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Post  Hoggy on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:29 am

Great job Jo! Thumbs Up happy

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