Wildlife in Care

At HideAway Haven we rescue, rehabilitate and release our precious wildlife.  Follow the story of our kids in care.

18/10/2015

Hi everyone this is Josie.  I am sneaking a post in Sammie Jo's diary while she is busy being a kangaroo.  She is a beautiful big sister.  I came to live at HideAway Haven on 29 August, so have been here for a bout 7 weeks now.  The first 2 weeks were fine and then I got pretty sick.  For about 4 weeks I have had bad diarrhoea and was making my bed wet and dirty.  Mummy kept having to wash me because I was dirty and smelled so bad.  Last Sunday I was so sick Mummy thought I was going to die.  I had a vacant look in my eyes, a faraway look.  I got lots of cuddles and slept next to Mummy that night.  Every-time she touched me through the night, I would lick her hand to reassure her I was ok.  Mummy made an appt at the vet to see Annemarie who has looked after Sammie.  She has a real love for joeys and knows a lot.  Mummy got some sterile jars and swabs to take some stool samples.  She changed the strength of my formula and started giving me less.  Since then I have been feeling so much better and happier.  Yesterday everyone was very excited because I had pellets.  I had my first big run today with Sammie Jo, that was a lot of fun.

Me with my faraway eyes