Since I fed Wendy yesterday afternoon, it seemed she slept soundly and did not wake up…until my visit today.
Her adopter text me this morning to say Wendy had slipped into unconsciousness, and was not responding to touch or sound.
I was prepared for this, and I had an inkling that perhaps Wendy had just wanted to let me feed her, spend some time with her, and now…. These kind of things happen, sometimes. They suddenly get better to make you happy, and then, they go peacefully.
Until 11am, the adopter said Wendy was still in that unconscious state, but she seemed very peaceful.
So, I said I would still go and see her after work, and that would be about 12.30pm.
I grabbed a quick lunch and headed off at 12.15pm, but was caught in a massive jam at the highway. The lyrics of the song “You’ll never walk alone” was ringing in my ears, and I found myself singing it, dedicating it to Wendy as I queued in the jam. Tears streamed down my face, and I told Wendy that she is not alone. So many people are wishing her well.
The jam was quite horrible, so I text the adopter to say I would be late, and guess what, he said Wendy had just woken up, and he would start to feed her first.
When I reached the house, Wendy was wide awake, and eating!
We carried her (inside the cage) into the shade, and I continued feeding her small amounts. Like yesterday, Wendy made a noise whenever she wanted food.
Today, we fed her chicken essence as well. She loved it so much, and kept asking for more. So, it was chicken essence, AD and the nutrient paste.
In between, I cleaned her wounds as well. If you look at the photo below, please do not be alarmed. Part of her face looks blackish and this is just superficial on the fur.
Two days ago, when the vet came to fix the drip, he turned Wendy over and a lot of pus and blood oozed from her bedsores. We did not realise that many bedsores had developed while she was boarding at the clinic. The blood and pus had coagulated and the fur is now a bit hardened. It would take time to gently clean off this residue, and we will do it gradually. It is not of paramount importance at this time. It does not look pleasant, but treating her bedsores is more important now, and we have got hibiscrub and povidone iodine for this purpose.