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Old November 25th, 2009, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by tiggy2 View Post
So far only 1 "assisted" feeding) The rest hand fed)
Yippee! That's great that she's getting some nutrition. Way to persevere!

Originally Posted by tiggy2 View Post
I've finally got some Slippery Elm Bark in today. It says 1/4 tsp. Is that per day or per feeding?
I'd start with about 1/8 tsp twice a day and see how she does. You can go up to 1/4 tsp 4x day if needed and if she tolerates it. If she won't eat it mixed with food, you can make a syrup and syringe a small amount into her mouth. That might also be soothing to her throat if she has some sort of issue with swallowing. The syrup recipe is at the bottom of this page:

Originally Posted by tiggy2 View Post
So I guess it's stinking fish hands for awhile..
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.....
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