And now for something completely different..

January 30, 2006

Okay, so I guess the one-post-per-day idea was a little overzealous. I so rarely have any time to do anything of a personal nature here, it seems. I made it a priority to write tonight, as it was such an eventful day!

We have a calico cat that just had her kittens today. She had a total of seven little furry bundles of cuteness. I was watching her all day to make sure nothing went wrong with the birth. She was great and all kittens look healthy and well. I checked in on her a few hours ago and noticed that four of the kittens were all lumped together. I reached into the birthing box and realised that the placenta was still wrapped around two kittens and three of them still had their umbilical cords attached! Thankfully, Dr. Jackson, the main DVM we work with from Southern Animal Foundation (the vet office we use for all our animals here at Celebration Station), was still here from her nightly visit. We caught her as she was walking out the door and I assisted her in tying off the umbilical cords and cleaning them up. It was really amazing and something I was grateful to be here for.

We also have a minor epidemic of URI in the cat area here, so I’m almost up to 30 cats that I med in the AM and PM. Yikes! Our volunteers (Alice, Cathy, Sheryl and Sharon) are so great about letting me know of any cats that they are worried about and make sure that I take a look at them. Tonight, Alice let me know of a tabby that has been really depressed and not really eating very well. I checked him out and noticed that he was dehydrated. So, with Mike assisting, we gave him Sub-Q fluids to help rehydrate him a bit, as well as helping him feel better. He will be going to the vet in the morning, but in the meantime, he will feel better tonight.

On a different note, I’ve had friends emailing me about photos that I’ve taken over my stay here. Since I don’t really have time to reply to all of them, I’d like to let everyone know that I probably won’t be able to post most of the hundreds of photos I’ve taken until I arrive home. I apologize and can try to start to upload a few from my earlier time here, but I can’t promise to. Thank you for understanding. 🙂

Okay, I’m off to bed! :sleepy:

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