working on the plans to help Fred & Ginger--more
specifically Ginger. The pair are still at Nevins
Farm. They just did the second round of x-rays and
her leg joint does not look good... much worse
actually... Which means she needs a full body x-ray
to see if it's cancer and if it's metastasized. Over
the course of the next few weeks, three different
vets will be reviewing her radiographs to try to
rule out cancer, so we can proceed with amputation
surgery and then an upcoming fitting for a
Ginger... just a little bit longer...
Lil Ms. Bee's
surgery went well in some regard and not-so-well in
others. Our vet did remove all the bone apparatus
and put a metal pin in her wing that goes right down
the middle of her Radius bone. The end of the pin
comes out of the skin of the tip of her wing for
later removal. The wire tip is protected with a soft
cushion, so she won't poke herself.
her diving instinct kicked in and the little bugger
held her breath for twenty minutes (which is not
uncommon). But our vet was well prepared for this
and had two people monitoring her breathing through
the entire procedure and they did her breathing for
her the entire time, until she jumped in and took
over again. So even the not-so-good part went well
thanks to our expert vet team! THANK GOODNESS!
The poor little
dear... I can really tell this surgery took a lot
out of her. She looks so drained... We have her on
very good medicine to keep her comfortable and to
prevent swelling & infection.
around, she has a purple bandage instead of a pink
Meanwhile outside... Waverly is so IN LOVE with
Young Jeffrey! It is the funniest thing ever! She
just can't get enough of her man. She's like a
teeny-bopper in love with a celeb! She gets in front
of him and quack-quack-quacks her ultimate praises
for him, "I love you, I love you, I LOVE YOU!"
The poor guy can't get by her most of the time, so I
have to scootch her along and encourage her on her
to the pond to make way, which she does not care
for... "Hey, get away from my man!" she
scolds. She is so hilarious! She and LeeLoo have
really brightened up our sanctuary!
Here's Waverly chasing Young Jeffrey up the shore...
heaven forbid he's more than three inches away from