Thursday, September 16, 2010


Talked to the vet this afternoon, & they gave him insulin & his glucose level is dropping, it isn't down to "normal" but at least it's headed in the right direction.  I asked if he would have to stay on insulin when he comes home, & she said that's what they are hoping to avoid.  

She said yesterday he was kinda "punky", didn't eat very good, seemed lethargic,  ran a temperature last night.  But today he was eating & seemed brighter, so hopefully he's on the mend.  His muzzle is still swollen, but she seemed to think it might be a little smaller.

Heard from a good friend that runs a donkey sanctuary in Colorado & she said that liver problems are quite common in donkeys.  I guess because a lot of them are fed a diet that is too rich for a desert survival animal.  I know Quilla was fed wrong for years.  She said usually if the liver is really bad, they just I'm hoping since he's hanging in there, that he'll make it. 

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