Message Number: YG5420 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-12 10:15:00 UTC
Subject: question on grieving

I lost my good friend Jonesy last Friday. He was one of 5 cage
mates, so I
let them all see Jonesy's body so that they would have closure and
not wonder
where he disappeared to. His brother Fiesty appears to have handled
being gone just fine. My problem is now with my 4 year old Gidget.
seems to be grieving for Jonesy even though they had never really
appeared to
be that close. She is not eating (at least that I can see), she
wants to
sleep all the time, when out to play she runs to where Jonesy used
to sleep
and curls up there and sleeps. Today she started grinding her teeth
and has
developed really bad smelling breath so I started her on Pepcid. She
does not
want to be held and refuses to look at me when I do hold her.
Can anyone give me advise on how to help my grieving little girl? I
would be
devastated if I lose another of my little ones.