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Trip Start Sep 04, 2010
28Trip End Nov 02, 2010
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So apologies to whoever reads this, and also when I reply to comments I think they just get posted as a general comment instead of a reply to somebody...so yeah, sorry if that doesn't make sense!
So! It has been a few days now since all the horrible stuff happened and we have been incredibly busy, in fact we even went out looking for more!
All the cats are healthy and happy! Even the one that was staying with me for a while has made a full recovery, apart from his pads of his paws he's a happy chappy. And the lady there has land for sale behind her house which we would really like!! Her husband is lovely too and they both seem to love animals a lot for this area...which is pretty hard to come by
We were offered land today aswell, completely out of the blue! A lady wanted to 'donate' some land for the clinic....but the drawback was that it was next to the Sangkhla crematorium and it's not suitable for humans to live there.... yes
We went to film the dog we had seen on tthe way to the nature club on this side of the main road a couple of days ago... and it was even more depressing than expected. We already knew that the dog had been hit months ago and that surgery or the chance for him to walk again was out of the picture...but we thought maybe he could have a wheelchair? When we got to see him and stroke him you could tell there was something wrong with his spine like a cut off point for where he is paralyzed so not even sure he could use a chair.
And then on meeting the family there we could see that if a chair was donated..they aren't going to put the dog in it for it to run around for a while or watch him when he is in it as they are quite dangerous. So the only way for this dog to have the freedom to walk again would be at Gemma's but there is just no space. He could have Potato to watch and learn from also.
Another thing that makes my stomach turn is imagining how much pain this poor boy must have been in for days and weeks after the accident, because he was just left. So yes, depressing as hell really.
We got Flea's blood tested as we've noticed he's just not gaining weight. We thought he had but he's still ribs and hips and doesn't eat as if he is remotely starving. So we expected something to flag up and it didn't! Which is good but also leaves us a little puzzled. We've changed his diet slightly having worked out what he likes and dislikes which hasn't been a problem with the others they'll eat anything. Will have to keep an eye on that one.
We've been giving chemo to the dog over on the mon side for a couple of weeks now for his penis cancer and he is doing great! I actually did it last time!
A man came to the sanctuary as his dog had been cut with a machete a few days ago so we followed him to his house. There was a pretty nasty looking hole in the dogs back, and they had been trying to clean it with all the right things which was very nice to see! They obviously made the effort to find out and call a vet or something. It had probably been a day or two ago aswell so the dog was completely fine being poked and prodded. We don't have a clue what happened sadly but at least he was okay. Gemma dove in there with her cotton wool buds, if you've never seen a wound being cleaned when there is risk of maggots it's incredibly vile. The wound goes really far to the sides under the skin it's the weirdest thing, so even if the hole where it was slashed is small, the wound can be enormous. In this dogs case it was huge underneath, and had maybe 5 maggots inside which made me want to puke my breakfast!!
So we went every morning until there were no more maggots and Gemma was confident the cleaning could be done by the owners :]
We ended up going to Wimalai on wednesday but i'm so incredibly tired
WE GOT THE FRIDGE TODAYYYYY!!!!!!
It was so exciting!!!! First of all i had to actually break into it to see it inside! We picked a lime green one and it's beauuutiful. Bit more expensive than I had in mind but it's really quite a big fridge so I guess it's okay!
We had fun putting all the medicines inside and talking about various things Gemma could have like ice!! Was lovely to be able to help her so thankyou so much Niz for going halves with me!!
Must go as my eyelids are drooping!