Earlier this week I tried to use an Oracle deck to help guide me through the day. Nothing was falling out, and I gave up. I turned the deck over, and I had horse looking at me. "Well, what do you have to say, horse?" The booklet stated she represents the cycle of life, birth and death.
I found that funny because I had been sterilized in April, and had gotten the confirmation test done in Tuesday that I was in fact sterile (I wanted this to happen!), so I knew the card wasn't referencing birth.
Welp, the cycle of life has certainly kicked my ass these past couple days. Thursday I was attending to some vines growing in my bushes (trying to kill them with root killer) when I glanced up and noticed a squirrel lying on the ground, staring at me. Then I noticed she was breathing. I called a few wildlife rehab numbers, but they were all closed. So I grabbed a towel and moved her into a travel cage I have for my ferrets. My neighbor has an outdoor cat that I did not want getting to the squirrel. I gave her some water, and put a dish with some berries and nuts next to her. The next morning when I checked on her, I found that she had passed during the night, from what I presumed were internal injuries, as she looked completely healthy on the outside.
Last night my eldest ferret, Lexi, was having difficulty walking. I thought she was having a low blood sugar (insulinoma is common in older ferrets). I gave her some liquid food, she had some, went back to sleep. Checked on her 15 minutes later, force fed her some high sugar treat, she went back to bed. I checked on her an hour later, and she was cold. At first I thought she had died, but she was alive, but not doing well at all. I warmed her up, and I noticed she was very bloated. Called the vet ER, and I rushed her in. I ended up having to put her to sleep. The presumption was that a tumor was growing near her bowel, which had blocked it, and in pain she aspirated air into the stomach. She was in a lot of pain, so I knew I did the right thing.
I'm going to miss her, and I feel sad about her and the squirrel. So I guess the oracle card had given me a heads up. I hope that's all it had to say, because I don't want to take any more death! DIP (dook in peace) my little Lexi Lady.
updated by @dariasdouble212: 01/13/17 12:32:34PM