Thursday, January 28, 2010

Roxie Is Awesome

Roxie has improved so much since my last post it can only be described as awesome.  She can play for hours on end without running out of steam.  I see no signs of hind-leg weakness.  Roxie has gained ALL of her weight back and eats like a little pig.  I would have to say that from all outward appearances, Roxie has made a full recovery and is enjoying life more now than in the past 2 years combined.  The only difference I have noticed in behavior is her STRONG desire to be held and hand fed occasionally.  Roxie wants lots of human contact and does not resist being a lap pet (unlike all other ferrets I've handled).  I love Roxie like no other pet I've ever had and every penny I've spent (thousands) towards her recovery was absolutely worth it. 


Saturday, January 16, 2010

More Roxie News

It's been 1 month and 1 day since I brought Roxie home from the hospital.  She's now eating on her own again and drinking from the water bottle.  What does this mean for me and my wife?  Well we don't have worry about being home and awake ever 4 hours around the clock.  Roxie had to be fed 16cc's of critical care food every 4 hours.  A lot of sleep was lost, and nearly late for work a few times.  I still feed her the critical care food before I go to work and as soon as I come home.  She eats her dry kibble when I'm not around so I don't have to worry so much.

Roxie has been out playing for the past hour and is much stronger.  She still tires or gets bored more quickly than in the past, but she's fattened up and I'm not so worried about losing her.  I think Roxie is definitely out of the woods now, but she will get special attention from me for the rest of her life.


Friday, January 1, 2010

Roxie is doing well...

After lots of hard work and around the clock care, Roxie is doing well.  She is still being syringe fed.  She's spoiled now and looks forward to the hand feeding and attention.  I keep her stuffed with high quality paste food (Carnivore Care) and Gerber Chicken w/Gravy.  She's gaining weight and much more alert.  She's no pup anymore but does enjoy getting out and playing every day.  Today she took her last dose of antibiotic and shows no signs of an ulcer anymore.  I hope she continues to improve and is around for several more New Year's days.  I love you Roxie.