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  • jo_ee posted on May 1, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Glad to hear she is still hanging on! Rika (my dog) sends her love to Star!

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

      Awwww! Hehe. I wonder how ferrets and dogs mix

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  • l_i_z posted on May 1, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I’m glad to hear Star is doing well, I hope she makes a full recovery soon! I can’t imagine how drained you must be <3333333

    Misty acts very similarly to my cat- she will come to see what’s going on if she hears anything weird and if you’re playing with the dog or the other cat she will push them out of the way so that you can pat her instead. She also sits on the magazine / newspaper while you’re trying to read because she’s obviously more important hehe.

    Also, Whiskey & Green Tea sounds SCARY! 😛

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

      Haha animals are funny sometimes.. love how your kitty sits on your stuff when you’re reading it, lol 😉

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  • rollagirl9 posted on May 1, 2009 at 11:51 am

    *hugs* I’m worried about your little fuzzy one as well. I really hope she pulls through, you’re doing an amazing job taking care of her 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

      She just took 10ml of her fluid just then, without struggling or fussing. So proud of her!!
      No food at all though 🙁

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  • claypot posted on May 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I don’t know much anything about animals but if that’s gastritis, I sure haven’t seen it knock around a human being that badly! Maybe because ferrets are little. Anyhow when you have a sick human baby it will be much the same I’m afraid, force feeding babies in little syringes when they have gastroenteritis. I don’t have a human baby myself but I’ve worked in paediatrics for ONE NIGHT and 80% of what I saw was gastroenteritis. The senior doctor I worked with was a mother herself, and she said when her own baby had it, she had to stay up force feeing through syringes also. Tiring indeed, and sounds heartbreaking, but I think as doctors we see a little beyond that …

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

      It’s scary huh… yeah apparently with ferrets when they get an ulcer, it stops them from eating or drinking 🙁 She’s on eletrolytes and honey mixed in water and will take a bit of ferretone (high cal supplement) but that’s it 🙁

      How long does it take for babies to get well? For ferrets it’s 2-4 weeks of this before they even show signs of getting better… sigh…

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      • claypot posted on May 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm

        I don’t know, as I train in adult medicine, but I don’t think it will take 2-4 weeks in babies. It probably only takes 2-4 days for generally healthy adults to get over gastroenteritis.

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  • missustay posted on May 1, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Star is a strong little ferret. i pray that she’ll recover soon!

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm

      Me too.. .SO BADLY I would pretty much do anything to see her get better!

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  • arianna_noel posted on May 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    i’m glad star’s feeling better!!

    oh i could use some shopping and massagesss RIGHT NOW.

    i hope you survive until Chris gets back. i hate when my dog gets sick and i have to stay up every other hour 🙁

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

      Shopping and massages with a girl friend – it don’t get much better 🙂 I definitely could do with that right now too!

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  • thefragrantelf posted on May 1, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    You’ve done amazingly looking after her. Star really is a tough little mite, she’ll come good 🙂 And it will be good when Chris is back home.

    Awww, whisky and green tea…I would totally try that…maybe I should make some up! There’s a song by Supergrass of the same name too 😀

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm

      It’s a GOOD combo! The sweet chilled green tea they have in the fridge in Asian places. Yum:)

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  • sepps2 posted on May 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I’ve never really had a pet before, but your love for them is amazing. it’s really exhausting having to wake up every 2 hours through the night!

    hope Star recovers soon!

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm

      I’m like a freakin’ zombie.. lol.. thankfully today is a public holiday and there’s the weekend, whew!

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  • vanstels posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    hey bev, great to know Star is holding up. And, you’re doing a good job too!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 2:49 am

      that’s hon 🙂 Man i wish i could see some sort of improvement though!

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  • blairwitch posted on May 1, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Glad to hear Star is still fighting, hope she recovers soon and you get some time to rest. She’s so lucky to have someone caring like you to look after her! All the best!!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 3:39 am

      it is SO exhausting but so happy she’s still holding on.. whew 🙂

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  • babyflite posted on May 1, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    It’s good that Star is doing better, hopefully she’ll make a full recovery soon.

    Whiskey and green tea have been around for years in Singapore! I’m not a fan of it though. I like green tea but can’t stand whiskey.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 3:40 am

      Hey i didn’t know that! Then again, i’ve never really been clubbing in SG.. I like the mixture, it’s yummy :)~ But then again, i like whiskey

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      • babyflite posted on May 2, 2009 at 3:59 am

        Really? Ok the next time you’re back in Singapore let’s hit the clubs!!! 😉

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  • tiffanyx posted on May 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    whisky and green tea is one of the more decent combi~ =)

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:19 am

      first time I’ve had it, never even knew it existed, doh!

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  • jesuisariel posted on May 1, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    So sorry to hear that Star is sick! I hope she’s able to continue getting her fluids and meds down and make a full recovery soon. Kudos to you for doing a wonderful job nursing her.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:23 am

      It’s so sad to see her like that.. and feel so helpless 🙁 It’s been a week already, I hope she improves soon!

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  • aqualuna posted on May 1, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    You’ve been doing a fab job nursing Star. Looking after Star round the clock and working full time, must be really exhausting for you. I hope and pray Star makes a full recovery soon!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:26 am

      It’s definitely not fun, i’ll give ya that! But hopefully she improves soon..:)

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  • alongcameaspydr posted on May 1, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    The bigger does we have do not like Colossus cause he’s so needy and wants all my attention. But once when Colossus was just a lil pup he fell from the bed onto the hardwood floor. He didn’t seem right so we rushed him to the emergency vet to get checked out. Turns out he sprained his neck or back (we couldn’t tell what part really hurt) and gave himself a mild concussion. We came home that night and usually all the dogs will greet us and then go away. Not this time, all the big dogs stayed around to see if Colossus was ok. They wouldn’t leave his side. He’s ok (thankfully) now and that was 3 years ago but it’s always heart warming to see animals be so warming. 🙂 Hope Star gets better soon and you get some rest!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:30 am

      Aww that is so sweet. It’s nice how animals react sometimes, and how they surprise you. Colossus is such an awesome name btw.

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  • marmalade81 posted on May 1, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Star is such a fighter.. am glad she’s hanging on there, keep strong Bev.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:36 am

      i’m proud of her, but man, i’ts so hard to see her suffer 🙁

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  • jo_ee posted on May 1, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Glad to hear she is still hanging on! Rika (my dog) sends her love to Star!

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm

      Awwww! Hehe. I wonder how ferrets and dogs mix

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  • l_i_z posted on May 1, 2009 at 11:31 am

    I’m glad to hear Star is doing well, I hope she makes a full recovery soon! I can’t imagine how drained you must be <3333333

    Misty acts very similarly to my cat- she will come to see what’s going on if she hears anything weird and if you’re playing with the dog or the other cat she will push them out of the way so that you can pat her instead. She also sits on the magazine / newspaper while you’re trying to read because she’s obviously more important hehe.

    Also, Whiskey & Green Tea sounds SCARY! 😛

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm

      Haha animals are funny sometimes.. love how your kitty sits on your stuff when you’re reading it, lol 😉

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  • susyspeed posted on May 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Seen Green Tea and Whiskey in Singapore! It was actually pretty good, covered up the whiskey taste.

    Glad to hear Star’s doing better! It’s interesting to read about how Misty is dealing with this.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:46 am

      i’m so gonna order that combination next time.. it was good 🙂

      and thanks, i hope star pulls through :S

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  • rollagirl9 posted on May 1, 2009 at 11:51 am

    *hugs* I’m worried about your little fuzzy one as well. I really hope she pulls through, you’re doing an amazing job taking care of her 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm

      She just took 10ml of her fluid just then, without struggling or fussing. So proud of her!!
      No food at all though 🙁

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  • claypot posted on May 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    I don’t know much anything about animals but if that’s gastritis, I sure haven’t seen it knock around a human being that badly! Maybe because ferrets are little. Anyhow when you have a sick human baby it will be much the same I’m afraid, force feeding babies in little syringes when they have gastroenteritis. I don’t have a human baby myself but I’ve worked in paediatrics for ONE NIGHT and 80% of what I saw was gastroenteritis. The senior doctor I worked with was a mother herself, and she said when her own baby had it, she had to stay up force feeing through syringes also. Tiring indeed, and sounds heartbreaking, but I think as doctors we see a little beyond that …

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm

      It’s scary huh… yeah apparently with ferrets when they get an ulcer, it stops them from eating or drinking 🙁 She’s on eletrolytes and honey mixed in water and will take a bit of ferretone (high cal supplement) but that’s it 🙁

      How long does it take for babies to get well? For ferrets it’s 2-4 weeks of this before they even show signs of getting better… sigh…

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      • claypot posted on May 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm

        I don’t know, as I train in adult medicine, but I don’t think it will take 2-4 weeks in babies. It probably only takes 2-4 days for generally healthy adults to get over gastroenteritis.

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  • missustay posted on May 1, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Star is a strong little ferret. i pray that she’ll recover soon!

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm

      Me too.. .SO BADLY I would pretty much do anything to see her get better!

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  • arianna_noel posted on May 1, 2009 at 12:35 pm

    i’m glad star’s feeling better!!

    oh i could use some shopping and massagesss RIGHT NOW.

    i hope you survive until Chris gets back. i hate when my dog gets sick and i have to stay up every other hour 🙁

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm

      Shopping and massages with a girl friend – it don’t get much better 🙂 I definitely could do with that right now too!

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  • thefragrantelf posted on May 1, 2009 at 12:40 pm

    You’ve done amazingly looking after her. Star really is a tough little mite, she’ll come good 🙂 And it will be good when Chris is back home.

    Awww, whisky and green tea…I would totally try that…maybe I should make some up! There’s a song by Supergrass of the same name too 😀

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm

      It’s a GOOD combo! The sweet chilled green tea they have in the fridge in Asian places. Yum:)

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  • sepps2 posted on May 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    I’ve never really had a pet before, but your love for them is amazing. it’s really exhausting having to wake up every 2 hours through the night!

    hope Star recovers soon!

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    • beverly posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm

      I’m like a freakin’ zombie.. lol.. thankfully today is a public holiday and there’s the weekend, whew!

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  • popcorn_feet posted on May 1, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    you know i keep checking to see if you posted and sometimes i feel so bad for you… i know what this is like.

    it sounds like shes holding her own which sounds just fabulous. how much reserve energy can a little fluffball have! sounds like shes using it all to get well.

    and using some of yours too 🙂

    im so glad shes hanging there… and even sounds a bit better

    much be all the good wishes from all over the world.

    loving thoughts your way
    tracy

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 5:06 am

      hehe i’m pretty surprised too at how she’s mangaging to keep hanging on.. very proud of her. thanks for your well wishes hon 🙂

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  • islegrl posted on May 1, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Awww…I know it’s tiring but you have to keep up with the feeding. After all, you are her *mum*. *^^*

    BTW…I don’t know if this helps any but I found some info online regarding feeding ferrets when they are ill –

    http://www.craftycreatures.com/forferretsonly/ferret_school/ferretschool_feeding.html

    The baby food [green beans] is something I feed my bunnies when they’re sick. They really love it. Of course, check with your vet first.

    Still praying for a good outcome! Hang in there!

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    • islegrl posted on May 2, 2009 at 12:16 am

      I forgot one more thing. If you wrap her like a sushi roll in a blanket or towel and stick the syringe in the side of her mouth, it should be easier to feed her. *^^*

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 5:11 am

      I mixed up that sorta food, and also ferretone (they normally LOVES the stuff) but she wont take it by herself 🙁 I think she just has no appetite or her stomach ulcer hurts too much to eat!

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  • vanstels posted on May 1, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    hey bev, great to know Star is holding up. And, you’re doing a good job too!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 2:49 am

      that’s hon 🙂 Man i wish i could see some sort of improvement though!

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  • blairwitch posted on May 1, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Glad to hear Star is still fighting, hope she recovers soon and you get some time to rest. She’s so lucky to have someone caring like you to look after her! All the best!!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 3:39 am

      it is SO exhausting but so happy she’s still holding on.. whew 🙂

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  • babyflite posted on May 1, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    It’s good that Star is doing better, hopefully she’ll make a full recovery soon.

    Whiskey and green tea have been around for years in Singapore! I’m not a fan of it though. I like green tea but can’t stand whiskey.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 3:40 am

      Hey i didn’t know that! Then again, i’ve never really been clubbing in SG.. I like the mixture, it’s yummy :)~ But then again, i like whiskey

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      • babyflite posted on May 2, 2009 at 3:59 am

        Really? Ok the next time you’re back in Singapore let’s hit the clubs!!! 😉

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  • tiffanyx posted on May 1, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    whisky and green tea is one of the more decent combi~ =)

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:19 am

      first time I’ve had it, never even knew it existed, doh!

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  • jesuisariel posted on May 1, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    So sorry to hear that Star is sick! I hope she’s able to continue getting her fluids and meds down and make a full recovery soon. Kudos to you for doing a wonderful job nursing her.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:23 am

      It’s so sad to see her like that.. and feel so helpless 🙁 It’s been a week already, I hope she improves soon!

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  • aqualuna posted on May 1, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    You’ve been doing a fab job nursing Star. Looking after Star round the clock and working full time, must be really exhausting for you. I hope and pray Star makes a full recovery soon!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:26 am

      It’s definitely not fun, i’ll give ya that! But hopefully she improves soon..:)

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  • alongcameaspydr posted on May 1, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    The bigger does we have do not like Colossus cause he’s so needy and wants all my attention. But once when Colossus was just a lil pup he fell from the bed onto the hardwood floor. He didn’t seem right so we rushed him to the emergency vet to get checked out. Turns out he sprained his neck or back (we couldn’t tell what part really hurt) and gave himself a mild concussion. We came home that night and usually all the dogs will greet us and then go away. Not this time, all the big dogs stayed around to see if Colossus was ok. They wouldn’t leave his side. He’s ok (thankfully) now and that was 3 years ago but it’s always heart warming to see animals be so warming. 🙂 Hope Star gets better soon and you get some rest!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:30 am

      Aww that is so sweet. It’s nice how animals react sometimes, and how they surprise you. Colossus is such an awesome name btw.

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  • marmalade81 posted on May 1, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Star is such a fighter.. am glad she’s hanging on there, keep strong Bev.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:36 am

      i’m proud of her, but man, i’ts so hard to see her suffer 🙁

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  • am_klutz posted on May 2, 2009 at 2:12 am

    LOL you funny girl! Star had the front paragraph limelight 😛
    Glad she pulled throug. Still praying for her! She’s too cute!
    Don’t worry, C will be back real soon with loads of goodies 😛

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 5:13 am

      Hhehe it took on a life of its own, I swear! I tend to start going off in tangents sometimes 😉
      Chris got me a ton of stuff on my Sephora wishlist today. It’s making me feel a LOT better in anticipation 😀

      Reply
  • susyspeed posted on May 1, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Seen Green Tea and Whiskey in Singapore! It was actually pretty good, covered up the whiskey taste.

    Glad to hear Star’s doing better! It’s interesting to read about how Misty is dealing with this.

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 4:46 am

      i’m so gonna order that combination next time.. it was good 🙂

      and thanks, i hope star pulls through :S

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  • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 5:15 am

    I soo hope she gets better soon, poor thing, it’s been a week! 🙁

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  • popcorn_feet posted on May 1, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    you know i keep checking to see if you posted and sometimes i feel so bad for you… i know what this is like.

    it sounds like shes holding her own which sounds just fabulous. how much reserve energy can a little fluffball have! sounds like shes using it all to get well.

    and using some of yours too 🙂

    im so glad shes hanging there… and even sounds a bit better

    much be all the good wishes from all over the world.

    loving thoughts your way
    tracy

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 5:06 am

      hehe i’m pretty surprised too at how she’s mangaging to keep hanging on.. very proud of her. thanks for your well wishes hon 🙂

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  • islegrl posted on May 1, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Awww…I know it’s tiring but you have to keep up with the feeding. After all, you are her *mum*. *^^*

    BTW…I don’t know if this helps any but I found some info online regarding feeding ferrets when they are ill –

    http://www.craftycreatures.com/forferretsonly/ferret_school/ferretschool_feeding.html

    The baby food [green beans] is something I feed my bunnies when they’re sick. They really love it. Of course, check with your vet first.

    Still praying for a good outcome! Hang in there!

    Reply
    • islegrl posted on May 2, 2009 at 12:16 am

      I forgot one more thing. If you wrap her like a sushi roll in a blanket or towel and stick the syringe in the side of her mouth, it should be easier to feed her. *^^*

      Reply
    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 5:11 am

      I mixed up that sorta food, and also ferretone (they normally LOVES the stuff) but she wont take it by herself 🙁 I think she just has no appetite or her stomach ulcer hurts too much to eat!

      Reply
  • _thegoodbyegirl posted on May 2, 2009 at 7:12 am

    I’m glad to hear that Star’s doing better – you’ve been so wonderful in taking care of her!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 9:13 am

      Thanks hon:) I wish I could do more, it’s hard feeling helpless!

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  • queen_bead posted on May 2, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I hope Star gets better soon! I’ve been missing some of your entries because I’ve been reading through RSS, so I missed all this entirely 🙁

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 9:15 am

      Ohhh yeah that’s the problem with RSS, locked posts don’t show up! 🙁

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      • queen_bead posted on May 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

        Well it did for Live Bookmarks, and then I switched to Google Reader… so annoying!

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  • am_klutz posted on May 2, 2009 at 2:12 am

    LOL you funny girl! Star had the front paragraph limelight 😛
    Glad she pulled throug. Still praying for her! She’s too cute!
    Don’t worry, C will be back real soon with loads of goodies 😛

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 5:13 am

      Hhehe it took on a life of its own, I swear! I tend to start going off in tangents sometimes 😉
      Chris got me a ton of stuff on my Sephora wishlist today. It’s making me feel a LOT better in anticipation 😀

      Reply
  • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 5:15 am

    I soo hope she gets better soon, poor thing, it’s been a week! 🙁

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  • _thegoodbyegirl posted on May 2, 2009 at 7:12 am

    I’m glad to hear that Star’s doing better – you’ve been so wonderful in taking care of her!

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 9:13 am

      Thanks hon:) I wish I could do more, it’s hard feeling helpless!

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  • queen_bead posted on May 2, 2009 at 8:15 am

    I hope Star gets better soon! I’ve been missing some of your entries because I’ve been reading through RSS, so I missed all this entirely 🙁

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    • beverly posted on May 2, 2009 at 9:15 am

      Ohhh yeah that’s the problem with RSS, locked posts don’t show up! 🙁

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      • queen_bead posted on May 2, 2009 at 9:37 am

        Well it did for Live Bookmarks, and then I switched to Google Reader… so annoying!

        Reply

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