All this transpires, while I am on the elliptical and trying to get my time of torture over with.
With the squirrel wrapped in one of my best dish towels, he is searching the Internet on how to care for squirrels. You can't feed baby squirrels just anything because they are mostly vegans. Scalded milk or canned evaporated milk mixed with equal parts of water. When he is older he can eat nuts and veggies.
Yes, I know he is cute, but I don't want to have a pet squirrel. We have two cats and two dogs and that is all we need is a pet squirrel. So hubs ask me to find the dropper and I have to look every where until I find it. He feeds the little guy some water, places him in a plastic box that he raided from the closet with a heating pad and of course my best dish towel. He looks like he is dying to me and I don't want to be a part of seeing it die.
So after a few hours, he feeds him canned milk warmed to just the perfect temperature. He is getting better by the moment. He slept in our bedroom last night. I said " Maybe you should put the laundry basket over his bed?"
What is it about a man that makes him feel like he is twelve again? Hubs said " I have always wanted to raise a squirrel." So much to my surprise the little guy is doing well as far as I could tell by peeking in the laundry basket holes. He needs to be fed four times a day. I am guessing that Hubs will come home and feed this little guy at lunch time.
UPDATE ON THE SQUIRREL
The little squirrel is sleeping and eating so far. Hubs is now watching for any signs of injury or bruising in his diaphram. We hope he will not have any brain injury. I may have sounded like I thought this was funny, but believe me we do take this serious. We have contacted a rehabber and she has sent us all the information on what to do for this little squirrel. The next 24-48 hours are critical to it's survival. So far she is doing well. Sleeping a lot, eating and today he climbed up Hubs arm.
Thank you all for your comments and support. Also, I noticed that to read all of the comments you must scroll all the way down to the bottom.
LATEST UPDATE AS OF 8:45 p.m. 9/18/10
We found out the source we were using was not an official rehabber. I have taken her site down and will tell you about the correct site. Her name is Sara Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hubs spent the afternoon searching for the correct food. We are now using Esbilac powder for puppies with whipping cream added to it as well. The little squirrel really ate it up. He escaped from his box covered with the laundry this afternoon. We have now place his box inside a pet carrier and the heating pad to keep him warm.
It has been an upsetting day full of research. My friend Michelle was responsible for getting the correct information to us. I want to say thank you, Michelle.