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Date Posted: 07:42:35 01/30/10 Sat
Author: S. K. Dixon
Subject: Hugs & Prayers & Love to You, Connie; thanks for trying!
In reply to: Connie and Rain 's message, "Re: Does the pup have hair, Connie? Kitten Milk Replacement ..." on 17:08:28 01/29/10 Fri

>Baby Boy didn't make it! Still sure he had inhaled
>water and just too cold that night;I tried but failed!
> At least he was warm and loved! That was all I could
>do for him. I really thought he had a chance! Thank
>You.>Yes, has hair and eyes wide open [in fact he is
>all
>>eyes!]. Now that I've looked back at Rains pictures,
>>I think he is about the same age she was but much less
>>active and more fragile! A bit younger maybe and not
>>active at all [Rain was running about the next day and
>>we had to find a cage right away]. I'm afraid maybe
>>he has water in his lungs! I located some small cans
>>of kitten formula, thats what I used w/Rain. I have
>>lots of help coming my way. Thank You to All>Does the
>>pup have hair, Connie? [That will be a clue
>>>in just how old the pup is.] Kitten milk Replacement
>>>.... should work okay, for him, but I would get fresh
>>>stuff. Might be good to dilute it with PedialyteŽ,
>>>for a day or two. Try keeping him on you; inside
>your
>>>shirt actually works best; or, believe it or not,
>>>pretty close to your heart (so, a 'sports type' bra
>>>often works well, if you can put the pup 'in
>>>between'). When I found Molly, I found it easiest to
>>>keep her in the neck of my turtleneck! The cotton
>>>was just snug enough to keep her in place, but not so
>>>snug as to smother her. The 'heartbeat' from the
>neck
>>>arteries was likely 'soothing' for her, too. With
>the
>>>feeding, an eyedropper or a plastic syringe (without
>>>the steel needle, of course) helps. It's usually best
>>>to just put droplets of the formula on the pups
>>>muzzle, and let him 'suck' it in, whilst holding the
>>>pup in one hand, with his face sort of 'downward' in
>>>you hand, so the formula cannot get into his lungs.
>>>That's the most significant danger, with infant
>>>critters - 'drowning' them in formula. Often best to
>>>stimulate the pup to pee and or poo both before, and
>>>after, feeding. It also helps to loosely swaddle the
>>>pup with soft white paper towel - this will help you
>>>to be able to tell if he's peeing and pooing 'on his
>>>own' between your efforts to help him with this
>>>function. Often, just the movement of your body, if
>>>you're carrying the pup around, will help to
>stimulate
>>>the pup to eliminate waste. Keep us posted ... and
>>>also, visit the National Flying Squirrel Associations
>>>messageboard, for more advice!
>>> >>>href="http://www.nfsa.us/phpBB2/">National Flying
>>>Squirrel Association Messageboard

>>>
>>>
>>>>Just found a baby boy!! Much youger than Rain was
>>>>and born way before he should have been, in my
>>area!!
>>>> Afraid he will not make it! I warmed him up and
>>put
>>>>him in a sock in my pocket, but he is SO small, I
>>>>don't know what to do with him!! I have kitten
>>>>formula, left over from an abandoned kitten I had
>>last
>>>>Summer, plus bottles. I know he has to be
>>stimulated
>>>>after feeding [I used a paper towel, soaked in warm
>>>>water, for the kitten]. What else can I do??
>Help!!

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