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      Tuesday, March 09, 2010

04:09 PM - 03/09/2010

The topic: I haz a sad…


Gilly hasn’t been around much.  He’s here now.  He looks awful.  I don’t know if it’s a really bad URI or something even worse.

I can’t do anything about it.  That’s what really sucks.  I can talk to him through the door, but if I go outside, he runs off.  He won’t go into a trap. 

I mixed some A/D with water and l-lysine powder and took it outside.  The food from this morning had blood in it.  *sigh*  I pulled that up and put down the A/D.  When I went out, Gilly ran to in front of the house.  KittyMeeze came in and ate some of the fresh food. 

Ten minutes later I looked out and Gilly was back.  This time on the outside of the gate.  He’s in the meatloaf position.  I called Brian and told him to let me know when he’s close to home and I’ll unlock the gate and he can come in via the side of the house and not bother Gilligan.

This is one of the worst parts of taking care of ferals. 

Not being able to do anything.

I’m sorry to hear that. :(  I gope he gets better. And how are YOU feeling?

Posted by Mary @ Tuesday, March 09, 2010 - 6:05:58 PM

I meant “hope”, of course!! Pardon the error, I’m half-asleep!! smile

Posted by Mary @ Tuesday, March 09, 2010 - 6:07:03 PM

If he gets in bad shape you might be able to get him.  Maybe you could slip some Clavamox or another antibiotic you have around.  I’ve done that before with success.

Posted by Norah @ Tuesday, March 09, 2010 - 6:14:53 PM

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Well, the A/D I put out got completely eaten, so I put out another can with more water in it. It looks like something going on around his nose/mouth area, it’s pretty raw.  I looked out to see if he was still there after we had dinner and he was walking away from the water fountain and some of the A/D had been eaten. 

I looked around with the flashlight and didn’t see him in the entry way, but KittyMeeze came in to eat some more.

I wonder if he took a header somehow or got caught by something that bit him.  This is the first time he’s ever hung around here for this long, he usually eats then goes back across the street.

Posted by lisaviolet @ Tuesday, March 09, 2010 - 6:40:32 PM

My little Dash (my little feral that is almost tamed down - but is terrified of bing indoors) went missing for a few days recently - I went searching for him and after 3 days thought something terrible must have happened… he came back hardly eating and I was able to scoop him up nad look at his face ad he had a partially skinned nose ad didn’t want to eat - I tried to get him into a carrier but he squirmed away - my vet (who is really helpful and knows my work with rescues) gave me some Clavulox to put in some pill pockets…. this past week his nose is healed and he is back to eating well…
But i found out another one of the stray/ferals who I have been nursing back to health has an allergy to Egg Yolk (Which I was givng him to help him recover condition) he was showing with really red skin around his nose and eyes… so I started to chang things around ... and discovered what it was that caused it…
It is all observation and trial intervention when it comes to the semi wild ones…. and a great vet who believes you know what you are doing and is happy to assist…..Without my vet, who is gentle and kind to all the trapped strays and ferals I have had neutered health checked etc (and he gives me discounts because of the volume and the fact that he is supportive of my TNR (& rehome) program.  Anyway - I am sure that a lot of the guys I look after would not be as healthy without his sometimes - distance - diagnosis and treatment!
YOu do so much for all your guys - you have been a real inspiration to me you know!

Posted by Kerry @ Wednesday, March 10, 2010 - 6:52:01 AM

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