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Old 10-09-2008, 01:12 PM
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I didn't post in emergencies only this lunch hour, because I think they are going to be ok. Bad night however. The little boy was throwing up quarter size puddles through most of the night. The little girl stopped throwing up @ 1am. We feed them syringes of pedilite if they would take it and only gave pecans. This morning they would not take formula or pedilite, but they did eat some broccoli florets and honey nut cheerios. At lunch, they both still feeling puny, but little boy had 8 syringes of formula and little girl had 5. Put out some green beans, broccoli florets, pecans, and honey nut cheerios. Afraid to give them anything else because I don't know what made them so ill. Is is possible we fed them rotton acorns?(God, forbid!) and how do you tell? We pick green ones and let them turn brown before we give them. So we just don't know, but they are doing better! Thank you all for helping, this is so confusing sometimes.
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Old 10-09-2008, 01:27 PM
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Is there a possibility that the formula you fed them before it started, that is was bad? Either the powder or the liquid could have gotten sour and it upset their tummies. That would explain them throwing it up instead of digesting it.

Do you use KMR powder? If so, it is refrigerated? I even keep my 5 lbs Esbilac buckets in the freezer, because it can go sour in hot kitchens or storage rooms. But it has a very obvious smell to it when it's bad.
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Old 10-09-2008, 10:53 PM
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Hmmmm. Miss Doolittle is right (as usual Check the formula.
If I remember correctly, you had mentioned before that they were becoming bored with their food about a week ago. I'm wondering if this was another related symptom.
Just brainstorming here (because I really don't know) but here's a few thoughts.
-Maybe they are younger than you thought and need extra feeding care (bottle babies?)
-Maybe they have an undiagnosed infection
-Maybe they were already sick from whatever they had been through
-Maybe it's some strange squirrel virus that will soon rectify itself.

I think it's important to keep up the pedialyte. You might try feeding them only pedialyte for 12-24 hours but I know that I'd be back pushing formula before 24 hours.
I'd also try a small amount of warmed yogurt. (Mine loves strawberry...)
They may have lost the good stomach bacteria that they need.
You're doing a great job and I can appreciate how scary this can be.
Let us know how they're doing!
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:21 AM
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Good thinking! All good points!
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:56 PM
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So how are they?
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