When we got back from walking in the Human Race on March 26th, Melissa checked the PWR Voice Mail and a man had called that said he'd found a baby squirrel at the bottom of his tree, had put it in a box with towels and was keeping it warm. So, we met him to pick it up. When he put it in Melissa's hands, she thought it was dead, it was extremely cold, not moving and we could not tell if it was breathing. Unfortunately, the unknowing man had kept it outside in the cold in the box with a small towel for several hours and the temperature was in the forties. We took it, mentioning that it should have been inside and on a heating pad, but said we'd do what we could and left.
While she drove home, I held him in a towel under the van's heater and massaged him to get his circulation going and to get him warmed up. When we got back, he still was barely moving, but seemed to be warming a bit. When warm, she gave him sub-Q fluids and put him with two smaller babies she already had and he just grabbed one in each arm (for warmth and comfort) and fell asleep. So cute and cool to see! So we had done all we could do for the moment.
Well, Miracle as we call him got over his almost frozen condition, began to gain weight, and ate everything in sight. He's been outside for several weeks now in a prerelease cage and still eating everything he can get his hands on. Miracle is extremely active and curious.
This is my first amazing rescue story. Miracle will always have a special place in my heart and you can bet I'll be there for his eventual release.