i just couldn't face another death post yesterday
Carol · Jul. 4, 2011
so i opted out of posting at the end of the day.
we lost another of the classy chicks...and all of them looked great on saturday....sunday morning one was gone. there are only 5 left of the original 11 who came in a year ago. i have no idea how old they are, only that they are spent battery hens who came here straight from their wire cages.
at least they are having a good life for the time they have...ko and dionne are making sure of that.
i am getting a bit shell shocked...it seems almost every day there is a new crises or death...it is actually starting to feel a bit empty around here right now.
it may feel like that but really..it is not empty...there are still over 100 hundred animals (i have lost count with the recent adoptions and deaths)...let me see if i can add everyone up in my head...
14 rabbits, 11 chickens, ducks, and a turkey, 4 horses, 3 sheep, 2 pigs, 4 goats, 1 llama, 35(?) cats, and 35 dogs....109? but this is just off the top of my head without actually walking around and counting...hope i didn't miss anyone..i always feel bad if i do.
merry is such a mess...she is just ripping her skin to absolute shit....all over her body. i am starting to get frantic about her..she is on so many meds and nothing is helping her. ashley is going to take her into the clinic she works at tomorrow...she says her vet has really good success with skin issues. last night in utter desperation, i wrapped that poor dog up like a mummy, in towels, and torn flannel strips and vet wrap....stuck a cone on her head, put cortisone on the worst of her horribly swollen neck, and drugged the crap out of her so she slept.
we cannot let this continue...i have no idea why she spiralled out of control but if we can't fix it again and make her feel better, i am going to have to end this horrible torture for her. i am just sick watching the torment she is going thru.
please don't let merry be our next death...i can't lose a dog to something as trivial and should be easy to fix as freaking chronic but now out of control skin issues....i am the master of managing skin issues.