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Old 06-27-2008, 07:15 AM
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Thanks MissMuffet!

The lil kitten is a whole new animal this morning! No more maggots, the swelling has gone down around the eye and it's back in it's socket. The holes under the tail are clean and not red and swollen anymore and show signs of healing.

So I'm not going to bring him in and see if he keeps improving today. Cross what ya got!
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:19 AM
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Wow, I bet it's cause we all had him in our thoughts too hehe

Great news indeed!

What do you think caused the holes? Is it time for a new pic of the eye, or wait awhile?

I'm so glad, but you're not out of the woods yet.

Thanks for all that you do, when I get licensed I hope I can be half of what you are.
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Old 06-27-2008, 09:57 AM
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Thanks!

I managed to get a picture of these odd holes under the tail too..I hope it's not too gross to post here, but you should have seen it yesterday full of maggots and bright red and infected..this looks actually good and I have hope that they just close on their own if I keep it clean. The anus itself is not affected, since it's right underneath these holes.



And here's the eye right after I cleaned it a few minutes ago:

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Old 06-27-2008, 10:05 AM
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Wow!!!!!!

The holes under the tail look very familar, but I can't pinpoint it.

The eye looks so much better, should I be too optimistic in hopes that it can be saved?

Great job MissD!!!!! Oh and thanks for splitting the topic
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Yeah, that's what I said too, that those holes look familiar, but what are they???
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Old 06-27-2008, 02:39 PM
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I just saw some monkeys on TV..that's it! The monkey butts have these places prominent under the tail.
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Old 06-27-2008, 03:27 PM
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Well, I decided in the last hour the shelter had open for this week, to bring him in after all and have him euthanized.

Even though everything started to look so good, his eye stopped draining and it started swelling and swelling and he kept pawing on it and crying and he got very hot too. I tried to drain it, but couldn't do it. He was clearly suffering and the shelter closes in one hour for the weekend...he would have died of pressure to the brain or something. I was seriously afraid his head might explode..it was that bad.

A lot of losses this week..over 20 animals, that's a lot to swallow.

But I have to keep concentrating on the ones that are still around and are making it!

Like the 2 scared lil ducklings in the fish tank swimming in a teacup; the starling that finds it funny to pull on my bottom lip and scream in my ear; the squirrel that wants to amputate my fingers, and not to forget 2 kittens with an engine so loud, the cage vibrates.
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That is a lot of losses in one week. But you did the best you could do for all of them, and in the end probably made in nicer for them.
Sounds like you have lots of other fuzzies wanting your attention too or maybe make that fingers, lips, ect
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Aww well you did the right thing
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So many losses Sis, sorry to hear that....but never forget you made their last moments on this world a little better. You love enough to let go when you must.

Also remember that because of you many critters go on to live a healthy life. Big hugs for all you do.
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