MBD or Nerve Damage?

A place for rehabbers to consult with one another.

Moderators: Joan, Anne27, DinNorman

peep
NFSA Member
Posts: 1099
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:28 pm
How many feet does a squirrel have?: 1
Location: Willis, Texas
Contact:

MBD or Nerve Damage?

Postby peep » Fri Oct 30, 2009 11:27 am

I picked up a juvenile flyer from the vet on the 19th. He was paralyzed from the hips down, but they could find no physical injury to cause it. His hind legs were totally limp, and his little toes were cold. The person that turned the pup in said that his dog found it, but we don't know if the dog had him in it's mouth, shaken him, or stepped on him. Other than slightly dehydrated, he looked well nourished and healthy, so they didn't want to euthanize him.

I used RepCal in the Pedilyte and dosed him every 4 hours for 2 days. Then went to formula with a few grains of RepCal in it, and let him lap applesauce with multi-vite. Little by little he's regaining the use of his legs, but still not able to get up to a full stand, nor sit up on his haunches. The last 2 days he's begun to crawl around in my shirt.

Am I on the right track, or do I need to be offering him other suppliments? Try physical therapy or just let him go at his own pace?
Have any of you had flyers come in from the wild with MBD?
Puzzled
peep
State and Federal permit holder

User avatar
Wanda
NFSA Member
Posts: 1654
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:50 pm
How many feet does a squirrel have?: 1
Contact:

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

Postby Wanda » Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:20 am

peep wrote:I picked up a juvenile flyer from the vet on the 19th. He was paralyzed from the hips down, but they could find no physical injury to cause it. His hind legs were totally limp, and his little toes were cold. The person that turned the pup in said that his dog found it, but we don't know if the dog had him in it's mouth, shaken him, or stepped on him. Other than slightly dehydrated, he looked well nourished and healthy, so they didn't want to euthanize him.

I used RepCal in the Pedilyte and dosed him every 4 hours for 2 days. Then went to formula with a few grains of RepCal in it, and let him lap applesauce with multi-vite. Little by little he's regaining the use of his legs, but still not able to get up to a full stand, nor sit up on his haunches. The last 2 days he's begun to crawl around in my shirt.

Am I on the right track, or do I need to be offering him other suppliments? Try physical therapy or just let him go at his own pace?
Have any of you had flyers come in from the wild with MBD?
Puzzled
peep


Peep, I haven't had a Flyer come in with MBD but I have had LOTS of animals come in with their back legs paralyzed. They were all bitten somewhere along the spine by a cat.
Maybe the dog bit your flyer along the spine. Check it really good for any signs of a bite or injury.
Wanda
:flyer:
Owned by Shelly, Rose
:smt049 Peanut, Bud & Dinky Always In My Heart :smt049
Parrot, Miniature Donkey & 1 human
And All My Lil Orphans

User avatar
flyer_1
NFSA Member
Posts: 741
Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:52 am
nobotspam: No
How many feet does a squirrel have?: 4
Location: a galaxy far far away MN/ND

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

Postby flyer_1 » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:04 pm

GOOD work It sounds like he's coming around, if it was just something wrong in his dna or an injury It sounds like he's beginning to become a healthy squirrel again :flyer: :occasion7: :occasion1: baloons and gifts get well soon little flyer.
I'm not NUTS I just mimic


R.I.P Taz

peep
NFSA Member
Posts: 1099
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:28 pm
How many feet does a squirrel have?: 1
Location: Willis, Texas
Contact:

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

Postby peep » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:07 am

Peep, I haven't had a Flyer come in with MBD but I have had LOTS of animals come in with their back legs paralyzed. They were all bitten somewhere along the spine by a cat.
Maybe the dog bit your flyer along the spine. Check it really good for any signs of a bite or injury.Wanda


Thanks Wanda,

He looked to healthy to have MBD, and neither the vet nor I could find any bruising or punctures, nor broken bones. We were stumped.

He's slowly improving and getting more active. He's even escaped his container and wants to explore, so I moved him to a cage. He can climb around in my shirt, but still can't climb the cage or sit up to reach a water bottle. I'm hoping time, nutrition and exercise will make him a big strong boy.
peep
State and Federal permit holder

User avatar
Wanda
NFSA Member
Posts: 1654
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:50 pm
How many feet does a squirrel have?: 1
Contact:

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

Postby Wanda » Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:39 am

It is good that he is improving. Hope he continues and gets well.
Wanda
:flyer:
Owned by Shelly, Rose
:smt049 Peanut, Bud & Dinky Always In My Heart :smt049
Parrot, Miniature Donkey & 1 human
And All My Lil Orphans

User avatar
DinNorman
NFSA Member
Posts: 239
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:38 am
How many feet does a squirrel have?: 1
Location: Norman, Oklahoma

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

Postby DinNorman » Sun Nov 01, 2009 5:31 pm

To me, it sounds like trauma vs MBD. Glad to hear that there is some improvement.
David

peep
NFSA Member
Posts: 1099
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:28 pm
How many feet does a squirrel have?: 1
Location: Willis, Texas
Contact:

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

Postby peep » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:32 am

My little guy has made a full recovery. Runs, climbs and making short jumps. Last night he was riding in the wheel with Stormy!

peep
State and Federal permit holder

Judy C.

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

Postby Judy C. » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:08 pm

:greenjumpers: FANTASTIC!!!! :greenjumpers:

Way to go, Peep!

Judy

User avatar
flyer_1
NFSA Member
Posts: 741
Joined: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:52 am
nobotspam: No
How many feet does a squirrel have?: 4
Location: a galaxy far far away MN/ND

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

Postby flyer_1 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 1:54 pm

Congrats =D> :wav:
I'm not NUTS I just mimic


R.I.P Taz

Joan
Site Admin
Posts: 9063
Joined: Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:30 pm
nobotspam: No
How many feet does a squirrel have?: 4
Location: Fleming Island, FL
Contact:

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

Postby Joan » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:36 pm

peep wrote:My little guy has made a full recovery.



The healing power in these guys is something to marvel at.
"A lot of people spend time talking to the Animals, but not that many people listen. That's the real problem! ... Winnie the Pooh

peep
NFSA Member
Posts: 1099
Joined: Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:28 pm
How many feet does a squirrel have?: 1
Location: Willis, Texas
Contact:

Re: MBD or Nerve Damage?

Postby peep » Sun Nov 08, 2009 6:09 pm

The healing power in these guys is something to marvel at.


So true, Joan. They are such amazing creatures.
peep
State and Federal permit holder


Return to “Rehabbers Retreat”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest