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Friday evening, Rusty was his usual happy self. So when he refused to eat Saturday morning, we were concerned. As the day continued, the same unsteadiness on his feet from two months ago became apparent and our concern grew. You can read the first posts about his condition here and here. The long and short of those posts is that Rusty had developed some infection that was affecting his balance, and through a series of antibiotics, his blood work and balance had approached normal. So when that vertigo emerged again on Saturday, we knew the infection had surged.
When he also refused to eat Saturday evening and turned down bacon Sunday morning, our concern grew to alarm. Rusty has spent most of the weekend sleeping. We have been feeding him chicken broth with an eye dropper and were successful in getting him to drink some broth on his own Sunday evening.
As this picture indicates, we are not the only ones concerned. Queen Natasha and her princess, Kiska, spent all day at Rusty’s side, even during the one time we saw him venture into the yard. He is being very closely monitored by both humans and canines.
We are off to the vet again Monday morning to see what options we have. We ask simply for your thoughts and prayers throughout the day. We will keep you updated via our Facebook Page and will, of course, give you any further news here on the blog.
In the meantime, we will share with you one of our favorite Rusty the Rooster moments toward the end of this video:
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