Meet Little Peri! He was born with both a cleft lip and a cleft palate, in addition to having an issue with his right eye. After just a few days, it has already started to deflate and show signs of opening up. It does not seem as if a whole globe is hiding behind the lid. The Bottle Brigade came to Peri’s aid after he had just been born and was abandoned by his mother.

Day 1: We took Peri to her place of employment so that she might be admitted to the hospital while we were out for a few hours. He has made some very little progress over the night, but he is unquestionably still neurologically and physically fragile. He is still being fed via tubes and intravenous lines. I am praying for a miracle to happen for this small kid since he is such a nice infant. It was a rough night for him since he had diarrhea. We are giving him a lot of fluids in an effort to make up for the fluids he has lost. He got a couple injections today in the hopes that they may aid in getting his gastrointestinal system back on track.

Perry is getting better each day; the diarrhea is less severe but is certainly still there; Perry will be staying with a veterinarian for the foreseeable future. He will be observed carefully and maintained on the course of his medical treatment plan.

On day 19, we saw that Perry has grown quite a considerable head tilt, but that hasn’t slowed down this active little man in the least. He is such a pig and adores his binky weirdly sufficient as well as his tube feedings. He slurps the tube down like a spaghetti noodle. He enjoys his tube feedings. I care about him a lot, and I really hope and pray that he will outgrow whatever is happening to him, and that it will not be related to hydrocephalus. However, he is supported by an amazing rescue organization, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that he has everything he needs to live the best life possible!

Day 30: Perry is getting better and better every day, but nobody is willing to go on camera so we can’t see it. How did things get on your good side?

Day 35: Perry was doing great, and then all of a sudden he began to deteriorate rapidly. He is unable to control his blood sugar, and as a result, he is being bloused every hour and is also receiving an extremely high drip of dextrose. Additionally, his little body is septic, and he is currently receiving a plasma transfusion. Perry is also having two seizures and is extremely weak.

I have no idea what happened, and it’s killing me. I’ll never understand why these special little babies have to go through a lot in order to live a normal life. I haven’t slept because I’m so worried that if I close my eyes, I’ll lose him. I have no idea what happened, and it’s killing me. I will never understand why these special little babies have to go through a lot in order to live a normal life.

By Elen

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