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Heidi wrote at 2013-12-24 05:49:26
UPDATE: Goose, the baby mouse with the pooing troubles was put on a laxative to make things easier on his stressed colon,after about 3-4 days began to steadily poop on his own. I don't know how to describe the odd sort of joy I felt watching him fully push out a well formed mouse poopie on his own. It seems he has mostly recovered; though I do believe there are more genetic things at work because he isn't formed in the same way as his brother "downstairs" and doesn't smell near as musky. Anyways, I could talk for pages about my boys BUT I just wanted to stop in and let you known that for now -he's doing really great. Thanks for your help and support.  


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