Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hank Is Sick



Most of you know who Hank is. The video above is one of his fine crowing moments. Hank is not feeling well. He is an older man around here, but I think he still has a while to go before he leaves us. I am really attached to this rooster, as is Mama. I am doing everything I can to see that he gets better. I am pretty sure I know what he has and how to treat it. I have him a penicillin injection last night and he will get another every 48 hours. I have never given an injection before to any of my animals, but I had to do it. I really don't want to lose him and I am trying everything to save him. He is eating. He is trying to drink, but it is hard for him to keep liquids down. This worries me terribly. I am afraid he is dehydrated. He has lost weight also. Please keep good old Hank in your thoughts. He just has to get better.




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Mama and Hank






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Hank, king of the yard

16 comments:

madcobug said...

I sure hope he gets better soon Kelly. He has a nice deep crow. I will send up a prayer for him. Hugs, Helen

Woolysheep said...

I too hope he gets better soon. I've already asked the Lord to help him.

Becky said...

hoping Hank gets well soon

peggy said...

It's good you let us know, he is important to all of us on the blogs. We are pulling for Hank.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Kelly I know if anyone can help Hank it will be you ~ I shall say a big prayer for him ~ Ally x

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do hope all your efforts help him along. I wouldn't know what to do for a bird but I'm sure you are on top of things. I'll be praying. 'On ya'-ma

breakaway said...

AWW kelly! I'm so sorry to hear hank is sick! I sure hope he feels better soon! I came here to give you a link to check out and found this :(

Well, here is the link...hope this cheers you up!

http://boobbator2009.blogspot.com/2009/03/great-hatching-experiment.html?showComment=1237076040000#c8502600525181381451

breakaway said...

Ok that didn't show up as a link so you will have to copy/paste

Paula said...

I hope Hank can get better and if anyone can help him I'm sure its you. He looks like he is doing a little dance step in that one picture.

jmuhj said...

Hi! I linked to your blog from Dad Ray White's Tomato blog and of course I know and love ol' Hank! He's in my prayers. I know how attached one can get to your birds -- I sure miss my flock, the last four of whom were adopted by a lady who loves them dearly and spoils them rotten. BEST OF LUCK with Hank -- sure do hope he recovers. That's quite a crow he has on him, btw!

JOHNSWORLD08 said...

Kelly,
YOur in my thoughts and prayers.Letsus know how Hank is doing. Try not to let it get you down

Tina said...

awww, i hope the little dude gets better! take care
tina

Indigo said...

Keeping Hank in my prayers on the smoke! I hope he makes a full recovery soon hon. You can see how much your mother loves him in that picture. (Hugs)Indigo

Marlene said...

AWWWW Kelly, I know you are sad for Hank. C'mon Hank you can do it. Marlene

Gayla said...

(((Kelly)))
Yes, I for sure know Hank and he is also one of my favorites. I'm sad that he isn't feeling well. I will be keeping him in my prayers and thoughts to get well :)
I love that video!
Take good care :)
Huggers, Gayla

Nelishia said...

Poor Hank! He couldn't be in better care though. I am far behind in reading so I hope you'll forgive me. I am also having lots of trouble getting my background to change again on this and on MySpace. I'm more on Facebook now than anywhere. I hope Hank gets well. I know how much he means to ya'll.

Love, Nelishia