After many calm and uneventful months the new year started with a shock. This
morning Ambaa appeared completely lifeless. She was stone cold and didn’t
seem to be breathing at all neither was there any sign of a pulse.
However she wasn’t stiff and her eyes were shut, whereas the eyes of a
dead animal are usually slightly open, so there was still a chance she was
alive. She was gradually warmed up using warm towels and a hot water bottle. It
took over an hour before it was clear that she was breathing and her pulse was
strong enough to feel.
Over the next few hours she gradually regained consciousness. She gratefully
accepted water which she drank from a syringe and by mid afternoon she was well
enough to climb out of the impromptu incubator and demand to be put back in her
own house. Once back she had a quick snack on some slices of apple and settled
back into her bed and went to sleep.
It seems like a miracle that Ambaa is back in the land of the living but it
still isn’t clear what’s wrong with her. She is still very weak and
Posted by Pouched Rats on Wednesday 29th April 2009 @ 01:16 pmPosted in the 105924 category