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Miranda

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Gizmo passed away yesterday. He had multiple violent seizures and I rushed him to our exotic vet an hour away. They ran a blood panel to rule out everything I thought it might be (sugars, parasites, etc) only to find that his sodium was critically low. So low that it couldn't have been contributed to diet. She said she had only ever seen this a handful of times in dogs and cats and never in any exotics. That the course of treatment included slowly introducing sodium through an iv, blood draws on a regular basis, and round the clock care. However, with gizmo only being a few months old and so tiny, she didn't think the treatment would help. Even if it did, she said there was absolutely no indication as to why it had plummeted to such low levels and would just happen again without being able to treat the underlying cause. I held him as he took his last breath and crossed over the skunkie rainbow bridge. My heart breaks that there was nothing for me to do and no way to even begin to make sense out of it.
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How awful for you both, I am so sorry this happened. So many young skunks don't make it to their first birthday. You are not the only one of us trying to make sense of a senseless loss like this.  Please let me know your last name and I will add Gizmo to the memorial list.
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I'm so sorry to hear about gizmo.
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dlogsdon

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So sorry for your loss
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I feel your pain. I am so sorry. It seems so unfair.
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