last night was a write off...2 hours of dinking around and looking for frodo in the early part of the evening burnt me out for the rest....or maybe getting up at 5 am did that instead....so i made sure i was sound asleep and in bed by 11 pm. it was a decent sleep...only up a couple of times but old is creeping up on me...5 am alarms really suck big time.
angel was better last night...she went hypoglycemic yesterday morning but luckily lynne saw what she was up to and she and erin were able to immediately intervene before she went too far. the 2 most difficult medical conditions to manage in traditional shelters are diabetes and seizure conditions...for both of these, they really need almost 24 hour monitering.
hypoglycemic animals can slip into comas within hours and die...and seizuring animals can escalate into continuous seizure activity that can and does destroy brain cells with each seizure and creates more seizure pathways so it becomes a continuous, non stoppable thing.
i have to say...it gives me great comfort that saints animals are never alone here for more than a couple of hours.
i have not heard back from the ferrier yet....he is hard to get a hold of...so maybe i won't...and i am nervous about popeye's xrays today...i wish i could be here but mo is just as good.
and i have to tell you the secret to saints success is simply this....a small army of truly dedicated people who each have a stake in this place to make sure all is well here and keep our animals happy, well and safe.
it is just a true gift to have all of us on exactly the very same page....no politics...no bullshit...no jockeying for position...no personal agendas...just a flat out, across the board equality with everyone doing their very best for the animals here.
i tell you...these homeless animals are truly blessed.