SK: Skunks Digest, Vol 54, Issue 2

Jenna Jardim jjardim at ymcacrs.org
Thu Sep 3 12:08:33 PDT 2009


Hi Peggy, don't they have those harnesses for animals that can't use
their back legs? Maybe that would work for your baby if his front arms
are strong enough. They can get around and are still able to use the
bathroom without the diapers, but diapers could be a good idea
depending.
I wish the best for you and know how hard of a time this is for you.
Please know you are in my thoughts.
Jenna

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Today's Topics:

   1. Very sick skunk (peggy fryer)
   2. Re: Very sick skunk (Amy Roth)
   3. Re: Very sick skunk (SkunkLady2 at aol.com)
   4. Re: Very sick skunk (Deborah Cipriani)


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Message: 1
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 17:58:02 -0700 (PDT)
From: peggy fryer <pegwinna at yahoo.com>
Subject: SK: Very sick skunk
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Hi to everyone have already had xrays see two different vets bloodwork
and so on. My baby who is seven years old spine is fused together cannot
walk. For weeks he was getting around okay like he had nothing wrong.
Now is is potting where he lays and stays there doesn't come out and got
sores on his belly. I got him medicines from vet. Put him in a cage so I
could keep him cleaner. changing his bedding alot. I know I am being
windy but this is hard. When do you decide to put down. I am not sure I
can , but I know it might come to it. Any input is welcomed. Thanks so
much

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Message: 2
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 01:21:13 +0000
From: Amy Roth <amyrothdvm at hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: SK: Very sick skunk
To: <skunks at rdwarf.com>
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Hi Peggy - I don't usually reply but I am a vet and also know how hard
it is when these little guys are our children at heart.  My advice to
you is to ask yourself what the quality of life is for your baby.  If he
cannot walk or control his urination and has sores, that would tell me
that prolonging his life is not quality for him, as hard as that is to
hear.  Also, those signs are not good as far as a prognosis.  I don't
have all the details but that is just my impression.  I think you know
in your heart if he is suffering and if so one of the kindest things you
can do is to help him over that.  I know how hard it is and know you'll
make the best decision for him.  

Amy 





 
> Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 17:58:02 -0700
> From: pegwinna at yahoo.com
> To: Skunks at rdwarf.com
> Subject: SK: Very sick skunk
> 
> Hi to everyone have already had xrays see two different vets bloodwork
and so on. My baby who is seven years old spine is fused together cannot
walk. For weeks he was getting around okay like he had nothing wrong.
Now is is potting where he lays and stays there doesn't come out and got
sores on his belly. I got him medicines from vet. Put him in a cage so I
could keep him cleaner. changing his bedding alot. I know I am being
windy but this is hard. When do you decide to put down. I am not sure I
can , but I know it might come to it. Any input is welcomed. Thanks so
much
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Message: 3
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2009 23:19:14 EDT
From: SkunkLady2 at aol.com
Subject: Re: SK: Very sick skunk
To: skunks at rdwarf.com
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In a message dated 9/2/2009 8:58:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
pegwinna at yahoo.com writes:

> When do you decide to put down. I am not sure I can ,

When HE tells you it's time, you will hear and know.

May God Bless!!

Shelor


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Message: 4
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 00:44:35 -0400
From: "Deborah Cipriani" <daisyphew at oh.rr.com>
Subject: Re: SK: Very sick skunk
To: "Friends and fans of skunks." <skunks at rdwarf.com>
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What supplaments do you have your skunk on?  Have you put a diaper on
him? 
Do you use the incontinent (sp) pads for humans for him to lay on?  that
way 
the pee goes into the pads.  Can he  pull himself along?  Can't you put
him 
in  a pen and lethim drag himself?  Have you looked over these pages? 
http://skunkhaven.net/Arthritis.htm

Deborah Cipriani
SkunkHaven ,USDA and State Lisenced
www.skunkhaven.net
440-327-4349
e-mail>daisyphew at oh.rr.com
www.mynsp.com/skunkhaven


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "peggy fryer" <pegwinna at yahoo.com>
To: <Skunks at rdwarf.com>
Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2009 8:58 PM
Subject: SK: Very sick skunk


> Hi to everyone have already had xrays see two different vets bloodwork
and 
> so on. My baby who is seven years old spine is fused together cannot
walk. 
> For weeks he was getting around okay like he had nothing wrong. Now is
is 
> potting where he lays and stays there doesn't come out and got sores
on 
> his belly. I got him medicines from vet. Put him in a cage so I could
keep 
> him cleaner. changing his bedding alot. I know I am being windy but
this 
> is hard. When do you decide to put down. I am not sure I can , but I
know 
> it might come to it. Any input is welcomed. Thanks so much
> _______________________________________________
> Skunks maillist  -  Skunks at rdwarf.com
> To unsubscribe: http://www.rdwarf.com/mailman/listinfo/skunks 




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