Followed by some very beautiful storm images.
The images of Wai are the disturbing ones. So skip straight down to the storm images if you like – I won’t mind
Wai the pot belly rescue pig has arrived and he is so much worse than I had understood.
This poor wee pig looks like he has been baked. His skin is hard as a nut, and slowly cracking and peeling off in thick canvas-like swathes.
His tiny feet holding up an enormous bulk. He smells like he is rotting. Although he walked about wagging his tail, and did make himself a Sheila-like bed of the straw, he has not eaten anything. He drinks a lot of water which is good but he shows no interest in food.
Tomorrow I will go and buy some Veterycin which is a spray that keeps an area moist while it heals – this will be perfect for this boys skin. It is expensive but I have used it with great results before. We have to keep him well lubricated so the new skin can heal and the old skin can soften and come off without causing more problems.
I cannot see his face, it is completely submerged in fat.
He smells very bad.
He has diarrhea, probably from all the medications.
This is going to be a long process. But something makes me think this pig is a tough one. Let’s see what we can do.
Once we have the veterycin, (that we spray on 4-5 times a day) Rosy (my new wwoofer) and I will trim the skin that is hanging off – this will help to make him more comfortable. And we need to find a balm, that we can afford, that we can rub all over the hard areas a couple of times a day.
Anyway – despite it all he seems quite happy and walked about more than anyone has seen him walk since he was rescued. Then he pushed all the townie blankets aside, pulled the straw into a bed with his little hoof and burrowed into it for a sleep. Good pig behaviour.
I think I have my work cut out for me here.
Now for the beautiful images.
We even had hail yesterday.
I still do not have a phone so my instagram feed is stalled. Soon I hope. It is a bit of a nuisance not having a phone.
But look at this!
I hope you have a lovely day.
Tuesday 06/20 40% / 0.07 in
Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. Thunder possible. High around 85F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Tuesday Night 06/20 20% / 0 in
A few clouds. Low 59F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.