Our amazing vet Simon at Medivet saved her life twice this week, once with the operation to remove her 'carry cot' and then specific antibiotics to combat the bacteria traveling in her blood stream. He couldn't look at Momma whilst she sobbed as this was a life and death moment for Lillibet and Momma and Simon knew it. He said to take her home and pray!
We were all so worried that she really wouldn't make it that Momma asked a few very kind and loving people to say a prayer for her and you all did. The prayers went around the world and people lit candles in every inch of our planet to wish Lillibet a full recovery. It really was a miracle, there was only a small chance after her body became riddled with bacteria that she would actually make it! With the right antibiotics and prayers all night - she pulled through and showed us signs that she is as strong today as the day she was born - a true fighter.
Lillibet has been saved from death three times now and even her entry into the world was a traumatic one and Momma had to hand feed her and keep her alive soon after she was born. She knew her own mind and was a strong baby all along. She has used up three lives now and with Halloween just around the corner and the veil of the two worlds being so close, we feel blessed that she chose to stay with us. She is not out of woods yet, but each day she gains strength and she is so determined. Her and Momma have been inseparable. This has made Faith and I very worried and we are sleeping together at night time whilst the Parentals look after Lillibet all night long.
She won't ever have babies of her own, but we don't mind that one bit. Faith and I spend as much time with her during the day, washing her and keeping her spirits up. She is a plucky little thing and even gave me a Thwak this morning... No looking back now then!