Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Little By Little

Adam is the star of this story. Building up trust with a chimpanzee who has been so abused is always difficult. And when the baby came here, even getting him to eat or drink water was a struggle. Slowly... slowly... yesterday the new baby ate maybe 10 grams of banana. And one bottle of powdered milk.

His eyes focus a bit more, though we each have a several moments of panic each day, checking to see if he’s still breathing.

There are honestly some times during his sleep where we’re really not sure.

We’ve been putting cream on all of his cuts to make sure they don’t get infected... I wish that there was something that we could do for his mouth, or his teeth, but I can’t think of anything other than just continuing to feed him soft food and room temperature drinks.

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