Lil Sick Duck Update

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Well the little duck made it through the night and she LOOKS great. That’s good. She’s also eating really well and LOVES peas, which shows she has good taste in treats. But she doesn’t FEEL great yet. She was really weak in the morning, to the point of collapsing and going limp in my arms. But tonight she feels a little better. I even saw her standing up on her own for a few seconds.

Here’s a little video of her right after I gave her this evening’s medication.

You can tell Lester is already protective of her, and she has some good energy this evening, even though she is still weak and stumbley. She is fishing for some peas I dropped in the bottom of her water bowl, and she has also eaten a good small bit of real duck chow.

So far so good, thankfully. She’s a very small, delicate kid and that’s a big piece of metal in her belly, so she’s not out of the woods yet. But so far, so good.

Thanks for all the well-wishes for her. Some of you have asked about donations. Hold on to your bucks for now. Let’s wait and see if she makes it to surgery. If so, I’ll post a note for raising funds.

Happy Holidays.

24. December 2011 by Silly Human
Categories: New Rescues | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. Great to see that she is eating and drinking, “diving” after the peas. I wonder if she likes French Fries…. 🙂 We will pray, keep our fingers crossed, toss good thoughts your way for her to continue to get well and have a successful surgery.

  2. What a sweetie you are. Metal is so hard to keep track of.. When ppl come to my house, I make them empty their pockets of change and check their shoes for nails etc. Ur the best human ever!! Plz let me know how I can help for sure. Prayers for this one making it to Tuesday. This is the season of miracles.

  3. I can’t think of a nicer way to spend Christmas Day than taking care of precious animals. I hope things look good at the vet Tuesday.

  4. Good work on the peas and lettuces, sweetheart. Keep it up.

    Lester the Ladies’ Man. <3

  5. Hooray for new girl!

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