May 29, 2013
wasn't acting herself yesterday, so I started her on the
same medications I gave her last October when she
exhibited the same symptoms. She's just walking slower
than usual, kind of disinterested in things... Last fall
the medications pulled her through in a couple of weeks
and our vet suspected some kind of oviduct infection.
But this morning she was much worse and coughing a lot,
so I raced her to the vet to find out what was going
the x-ray she began panting and having trouble
breathing, so our vet put her on oxygen to help her...
but... she passed away.
broken hearted to lose her so unexpectedly, but even
more so because I wasn't in the room with her. I'm
always in the room with them when they go, to comfort
them and let them know they're not alone, but it all
happened so fast...
showed that she had cancer in her ovary. Last fall when
she was so deathly ill, it was cancer. For some reason,
she went into a miraculous remission and then it went on
to spread to her lungs, which is what happened today.
when I was praying for more time with her last October,
I should've been more specific... Why is it never enough
rec'd an email a few weeks ago from a wildlife rehabber
who had a domestic gosling brought in along with some
Canada goslings. She sent me this photo:
She arrived today (although he looks like a boy to me).
So we're starting him out with the name Clementine
(Oh, my darlin'!), but Isabel already has plans to
change his name to Galileo once we confirm she's
actually a HE!
It was good Clementine/Galileo arrived today. It helped
Isabel (and myself) with the hurt of losing Alice a
little. How can you not smile at that little face...
The moment Panchita saw him, she was convinced he
hatched from one of the eggs took from her. She keeps
calling out and saying, "That baby's mine!" So she and
Romeo and the other ladies hang out just outside his pen
(his pen neighbor's theirs), so they can be right with
him without accidentally (or purposefully) hurting him.
I let River inside to visit him since she's so gentle
and only seems concerned with the grass!
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