Young friend Bihati left us a few days ago. She was waiting for the team and for Roxane to come to tell them goodbye before falling into a deep coma. It’s a 15 cm big tumour that took Bihati from us. Roxane held her hand till her last breath. All Bihati’s friends shouted and best friend Maya made sounds we had never heard before. As if she could feel Bihati had gone… Very touching moments 🙁
Because we can’t find the words to expressour sadness, wemade a small video in honour of Bihati.
Bihati, we will ALWAYS love YOU!
Many hanks again to all the Friends who helped Bihati. And also many, many thanks to 3 wonderful people who followed Bihati closely and who had precious advice: Sheri Speed, Estelle Ralballand and Thalita Calvi. It was great working with the 3 of you!
Sorry, not much time to update as life has been too hectic here with Bihati, the sick chimpanzee. Yes, her health is deteriorating day by day. We managed to get some ultrasound scan, x-ray and other analyses. Because her haemoglobine was too low, it was suggested to transfuse Bihati. However, not having the equipment nor the means, we opted for a shock treatment (plasma substitute). Today, Bihati is weak, has eaten and drunk little. We pray she’ll be beter soon. We are now focused on what is causing such pain to her as we want to give her the appropriated treatment.
We will keep you posted. Meanwhile, keep Bihati, please, in your prayers and send her all your positive thoughts. JACK does its best but finances are extremely tight especially sinceour country is struck by drastic economic recession and political unrest. You can help JACK via following link: http://www.jacksanctuary.org/how-to-help/
Many thanks in advance for your prayers and thoughts! A huge THANK YOU to our volunteer vet Jean Claude for his hard work and professionalism. Thank you also to Doctor Marc who did the ultrasounds yesterday. Also many, many thanks to two vets who have been constantly in touch with us from abroad and who have been of good help and advice: Kel (Australia) and Katja (South Africa).
As mentionnend recently, we decided to slightly sedate our young friend Bihati to get some blood samples.
So, last Friday, Vet Jean Claude helped us get the needed samples. Everything went well and today Bihati has totally recovered from the stress of sedation.
However, we remain extremely worried.
Yes. The blood tests show that Bihati is doing perfectly well which means we can’t explain why she has lost so much weight (a bit more than 10kgs in 2 months!) and why she now and then has slight fever…
We have contacted other vets for advice. Meanwhile, we do our best to keep Bihati’s temperature down and we try to give her all that she needs to feel well and comfortable!
We will keep you updated. Thank you for keeping sending Bihati your best thoughts !!!
Remember, several weeks ago young Doguy was operated (ear problem) and Bihati had malaria.
Today, Doguy is back in his group and seems really to enjoy life with his friends. The wound of his ear is clean and totaly healed up – so, now, we can say this ear issue belongs definitely to the past!
Bihati is still among her friends, but despite her special diet, she seems to lose weight. Bihati is eating well, is as active as before, but her weight loss is horrible to see!
We intend to sedate Bihati tomorrow afternoon to collect blood samples. The vet thinks there might be an hepatic problem but let’s wait the blood tests. Meanwhile, please, keep Bihati in your thoughts and send her all your positive vibes!
Last week, we talked about Doguy and Bihati : Doguy went through surgery last month and Bihati fell very sick (malaria).
Today, we can say there is some improvement.
Doguy: his ear is now less swollen and there is still one stitch on the back of his ear. We’ve decided to keep him isolated a few more days as his friends might get rid of the stitch and hurt Doguy’s ear again…
Bihati is slightly better (no more fever, no lethargy) and was set back in her group yesterday. But because she is too slim, we isolate her at feeding time to be sure she takes in all the food. She is on a vitamin B treatment (+iron) and has a special diet . We keep our fingers crossed Bhati will continue improving..
PICTURE OF THE DAY – great news for today: BAPU is now back with the others of her group! She is still coughing a bit but all is okay for her for now…it is such a relief to us to see her feeling well again and we would like to thank YOU ALL for your positive thoughts & prayers! they helped Bapu a lot!!
PICTURE OF THE DAY & UPDATES ON BAPU – we are very happy as some Belgian friends of JACK sent us a parcel full of drugs which will help us with Bapu. There are some improvements today regarding the young female: she moved a bit this morning and also had fresh fruits for breakfast… many thanks for all your positive thoughts and prayers: we still keep our fingers crossed Bapu’s health will continue to improve!
As mentioned yesterday, flu has started at JACK in the Nursery group and young female Bapu isn’t doing well at all…. she’s breathing badly, is feverish and refuses any food… Please, send her all your positive thoughts and prayers…Bapu really needs us all! Thank you for HER!
VIDEO OF THE WEEK – it has been raining for days now and the chimps have flu. Thanks to our team, the chimps are getting all the care and attention they need. Today, before they all get their warm tea/milk, it’s Papa Jeremi who is giving the chimps their different medications (cough syrups, antibiotics, vitamins) mixed with honey…
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