Wow, let me catch my breath, so much has happened since we last caught up here! The bore is fixed and working well which is a relief.
First it was the busy busy busy of the baking and the wrapping and the bed organising.
This is mum and dad arriving on the plane from Perth. Dad has trouble with stairs so the airport staff attached this nifty platform to the side of the plane so mum and dad could be lowered to the ground. Very impressive and efficiently done.
6am Christmas morning Claire and I were back with Marx, who still couldn't get up. She got on the phone to a couple of other carers to work out a plan of action, and Toni, a carer nearby said she had a pen so could take Marx. So we covered Marx's head and held her down again so Claire could give her Valium to sedate her, then we bundled her up in a sling, popped in the back of my car and took her to the care facility.
Meanwhile we were watching all the time for the joey. We spotted her a few times with the mob but at that stage she was too quick to catch. Yesterday morning gave us an amazing sight, we'd put some food out to encourage the roos in close so we could see where the joey was, and we watched what we thought was Jane's joey trying to get back into the pouch, when we realised that there was a joey already in Jane's pouch, and that little rear end is Marx's joey trying desperately to get in too. Jane wasn't particularly bothered and we think this joey might have grabbed a few sucks of milk which was very heartening. By lunchtime though the joey had disappeared so it was back to worrying again.
I am in utter and complete awe of the Wildlife Care Network, this particular group is the Born Free Wildlife Carers. The compassion and giving and expertise of these people is mindblowing, and to have a vet willing to give up time to visit sick roos for no charge too is wonderful. I dropped off a bag of kangaroo food and a thank you card to carer Toni's place, it seems a small gesture but hopefully it will help.