23 Sep Cherish – A wonderful success story
Posted at 04:31h in Stories
Cherish was surrendered by a member of the public 17 March 2019. She was so malnourished. She didn’t know what a bottle was, didn’t know how to settle into a pouch and had been so over stimulated she didn’t know how to sleep. We struggled with many health issues over the coming months, with liver, kidneys and pancreas all being severely compromised. First she needed to be taught that joeys sleep, they have a pouch, they hang in a hanging bag. This was all very foreign to her as she has spent her time in care laying on a human bed.
Cherish had bright fluro orange pee and with a very high count of Bilirubin in her urine samples we were worried about permanent liver damage due to incorrect feeding.
But Miss Cherish was a fighter and we fought with her. She learned to love her pouch and hanging bags and enjoyed being with us and not being handled all the time.
We needed to teach her to be a joey and Calle came into our lives as a sister for Cherish. They are now inseparable.
Cherish is on soft release, free to come and go. She now has her own baby in pouch.
There were a lot of volunteers who helped support Cherish to this stage. A special thank to Nullakai Vet, always on call, always on stand by, running many tests and supporting us in getting the correct nutrition suitable for Cherish’s compromised body and organs.
A couple of weeks after coming into care
Cherish and Calle – inseparable buddies (sisters)
Maggie van Santen
Amaris Wildlife Sanctuary