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.
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