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Deformed little Tyke

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 10:56 am
by Susann kids have all kinds of LOTR or Hobbit names for these ten babies, but so far I've been calling this one Little Tyke...
Be forewarned. It's not gruesome or anything, but the one side of his face is a little heartbreaking.

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Re: Deformed little Tyke

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:14 pm
by Susann
Some people have been asking me about updates, so I thought I would inform you all that, due to several factors taking me away from home for extended periods of time this summer (one being that my father is very ill and I need to leave the country to go see him), I decided it was in little Tyke's best interest to go to a home where he will receive constant, capable care (alliteration was unintended :wink: ).

Little Tyke --who is now known by the name Gimp-- went through days when I was very hopeful about his prognosis, but also days when I did not think he would survive the night. Prior to sending him off he had done quite well for a few days in a row, which made me able to make the decision to go ahead and give him a better chance in someone else's care.

Gimp seemed to tolerate the shipping ordeal OK and was even improving a bit in his new home, but I will leave it up to the new owner if they wish to make it known that little Gimp is now in their care. The new owners know that they are giving Gimp a much better chance than if he had remained with me, but should he not make it (and I can barely even say that I'm guardedly optimistic), I know it would still be a crushing blow to his owners to lose him.

It has become fairly obvious that little Gimp has some mental/neurological problems along with his cranial deformities, and it remains to be seen how well he will get by as he develops, as it seems that his ability to move may be getting worse.
Gimp's new owners are even less likely to give up on him than I am, so please rest assured that everything will be done to give Gimp every chance he could possibly hope for.
Giving him to the new owners was my way of unselfishly assuring that he gets the best care, and the most love, possible.

Re: Deformed little Tyke

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:13 pm
by Scotts1au
I'm glad you found someone to take this little fellow. It is always challenging to know the right thing to do. Personally I know what I would have done with it, but then I question myself sometimes. It is great to see different perspectives on these sorts of things.

Re: Deformed little Tyke

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 8:47 pm
by Susann
I just found out that little Gimp didn't make it, he just passed away today. :cry: