HI – Another long day. Chewbaaka slept most of the day which would be of course normal due to his age with anesthesia. However, this meant that he really did not want to drink much or eat. He seems more calm with his wounds as they may feel better (but still sore). He got long acting antibiotics which we were able to get from Windhoek yesterday. But, overall he was very weak. In the late afternoon I was able to give him some meat – force feeding -where I just put the meat bits in his mouth and made his swallow them –this worked quite well and overall was able to give him about 300gm this afternoon (remember he is used to eating 2kg of meat daily –so this is a small amount). In addition, this evening he was very dehydrated and we gave him another 3 liters of Sub Q fluids. He is sleeping more comfortably than most of the day today. We are hopeful that tomorrow he will be feeling a bit better.
Thanks to everyone for all your good thoughts. Chewbaaka is a strong old boy and seems to still have a will to keep going.
Will keep you posted tomorrow.