Avery, Boston, Gracie, Jeremiah, Josie & Sydney
• Surrendered to the Shelter early March, 2010.
• Avery was a female. She left for the Rainbow Bridge on November 10, 2012.
• Boston was an albino male. He left for the Rainbow Bridge on June 2, 2013.
• Gracie was a female. She left for the Rainbow Bridge on June 8, 2013.
• Jeremiah was a male. He left for the Rainbow Bridge on March 26, 2013.
• Josie was a light sable female. She left for the Rainbow Bridge on October 23, 2012.
• Sydney was a male. He left for the Rainbow Bridge on September 13, 2011.
March 25, 2013:
Jeremiah has left for the Rainbow Bridge.
November 11, 2012:
Today was moving day for some kids; since the 6 pack is down to 3 I moved them into Henry’s cage (smaller). The Rochester business moved into the 6 pack cage (larger and horizontal instead of 2 levels).
November 10, 2012:
Avery is no longer uncomfortable I found her gone this morning, I put the 4 group in the playpen for the night so I was sure Avery would have easy access to a warm place to sleep. I have been finding her in the middle of the floor or cage shivering at times, in the playpen she at least had a carpet under her and not far to go to find a warm place to get into.
November 8, 2012:
AM: Avery has a raging infection in that left ear of hers, I started her on injectable antibiotics, as uncomfortable as she is I have been gently pushing on the mass to get some of the infection to come out. She does not fight me too badly when I do that but when I try to clean out the ear with a Q-Tip she fights me really hard. I expect that is painful.
PM: I did the injectable Batryl on Avery – that infection is just nasty.
October 31, 2012:
Avery is feeling more comfortable now I have her on pain meds.
October 30, 2012:
I have Avery back on pain meds; she is pacing constantly like she is uncomfortable. The mass is getting larger again, draining icky stuff that looks like infection; I have her on antibiotic too.
October 23, 2012:
Josie earned her wings today.
September 13, 2011:
Sidney earned his wings this morning
September 12, 2011:
Before offering Sidney soup I gave him another water bath then gave him 20 cc of fluids – he is lethargic and glassy eyed – I will continue to do what I can until you can get him in to see Doc today.
September 10, 2011:
I brought him up to the sick pen– I offer him soup every couple of hours but as the day progressed he has shown less and less interest in eating – I did a blood glucose test his BG was 190 - 24 hrs after the Dex.
He has been getting water baths before each feeding because he is wetting on himself – he has had no poo but then he is not eating.
September 9, 2011:
I found Sidney this afternoon looking a bit out of sorts – he had messed on himself and could not use his hind legs – the left was most noticeable.
He had surgery back in May – Doc found a lemon size tumor on or around his spleen. Doc removed nodes off his pancreas – he went in with a BG of 68 came home and has maintained 123.
I got him cleaned up with a bath and gave him 10 units of Dex – this afternoon when I got home from work I went to find him in the bed he was in with his cage mates – he looked considerably better but he still could not use his back legs. The left one almost looked like it was pulled out of his hip socket – when I starting palpating the area I found a golf ball size mass in the area of his left hip – it runs about 3" in length and 2" wide I loose it at the rib cage.
I put him in the play pen so he did not have to go far to get food, water and poo – he ate a bowl of soup.
March 8, 2010:
We had a mile stone today.. I was in modifying their cage one more time (more like tweaking it for them) and decided I would bring them into the play room and let them investigate while I was in there to watch them.
OMG what a ball they had. Gracie first thing headed up the tube to the very top of the cage where the tent is. I said Gracie what did you find, she looked down at me as though she thought she might be in trouble, when I put my fingers up there to let her smell them she realized she was not in trouble. She then headed back down the tube to see what else she could find.
Jeremiah was trying to find a way to get into that box they sleep in, so I opened the door and tucked him inside so he could discover the ins and outs of it. Boston found the treat toy thingy so he worked hard at getting some treats out of it. Josie was all over the room running from one place to the other in and out of the 2 trash containers I have in there, in and out tipping the empty laundry basket over as she jumped out of it. Sydney moseyed in and out of the clear tube that is in there then checked out the toy boxes. Avery she dug at the barriers as though she needed to be on the other side. Bless her little heart.
December 24, 2010:
Sidney is home – Jackie and Bob picked him up for me yesterday – he is happy to be here – back with his business – he looks good.
December 20, 2010:
Pete were you serious about running a kid to doc – I have a kid - his mouth is bleeding – I can not see where it is coming from or can I stop it – he has been bleeding since Saturday – I need to get him to doc and I can not take one more day off.
I have already made other calls so far no one is getting back to me - If you can help me I will call doc other wise I will do what I can to keep this kid going.
I will be at your place at about noon. I am leaving my office now.
Doc knows Sidney is coming this is the report they got when I called to tell them we were on the way. I found blood all over one of the play rooms yesterday late afternoon – I could not find the kid that was causing it – this morning I had Sidney out with his cage group – when I picked him up to put him away I saw blood all over his mouth – I got his mouth open some – it looks like there is an ulcer or cut way in the back of his mouth on the top – but I could not get a good enough look to see for sure – his mouth was full of blood.
He is still bleeding – I can not seem to stop it – it looks like enough to cause him to be anemic - he is on no meds of any kind – Please do what is necessary to get him better.
December 20, 2010:
I just talked to doc – it does not look good – red cell numbers called BIN #’s are down to 21 low is 35 - this is not a good sign – Sidney is staying at the hospital – Doc is trying to get the bleeding to stop – Sidney’s blood is not clotting – Doc has him on Vitamin K for clotting - Doc can not find the source of the bleeding - at this time Sidney will not be coming home tomorrow – Doc said he would let me know if that changes – Bless Pete for coming all the way to Naples to pick the kid up to get him to Doc.
March 3, 2010:
All 6 are struggling with being brought here; I am hand feeding them their porridge (what they got at their home). They are doing a bit better this morning but I am not sure I am out of the woods yet.