To all my Facebook friends who so graciously prayed for Lucky when she was just hours from dying I want to again thank-you for your thoughts and prayers on her behalf!
God answered your prayers in that He granted me three weeks to intensively love and care for my dear Lucky girl. Her appetite returned and she started eating again and put on a few grams of weight everyday. She has had more attention and love these past three weeks than she had throughout the entire Winter!
As I said back then, I was prepared and accepting of whatever was to happen with her! One big problem with her was that she was willing to eat, but refused to drink. I would add extra electrolyte and fluids to her food, but it was just not enough to promote good urine flow. I would monitor her urine output by stimulating her to urinate but it remained a scant amount.
Yesterday morning she was only able to produce a small dribble, and none through the rest of the day. Her kidneys were failing, We held her off and on, and after supper I took her and held her while working at the computer.
At midnight, she rallied and became quite active. After a short time she went back to sleep, Shortly before one o'clock her respiration's became agonal for a few seconds and she quietly passed away on my lap.
I am so thankful that she did not starve herself to death and so thankful for the opportunity to intensively love and care for her these past three weeks!
And, again, thank-you for all your prayers and thoughts that gave me these three weeks to say goodbye to my wonderful little girl-squirrel! It has been a wonderful 12 years!
Love to all!
Bill and Paula
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