Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sometime last night, the shell cracked open and, both literally and figuratively, Sherman emerged! Rather than staying sequestered in his stall all day and night, Sherm is now strolling outside on a frequent basis. His eye has softened, he's inquisitive and seeking attention. A far cry from the timid guy of the past few days.
Because he is very thin and is showing some physical signs that may point to Cushings, we are proceeding cautiously with Sherman's refeeding program. Lack of weight can sometimes mask the severity of illnesses like Cushings and we want to avoid tiggering any complications like an episode of laminitis.
It appears Sherman is over his suspicion about the camera being a predator. Don't be surprised if you see a lot of closeups of his nose from here on out!