The Diagnosis

The Diagnosis

If you look up “mixed feelings” in the dictionary, I’m pretty sure you’ll find the following conversation: Vet: I got Stephen’s biopsy report back. The good news is that it’s not cancer Me [thinking]: Whoa, wait. If that’s the...
Medical Update

Medical Update

While everyone in Washington is running around reforming health care (or not), the Corvid Affordable Vet Care Act—otherwise known as some generous folks at GoFundMe and my Visa card—has been the focus around here. Whatever those ten essential components to a health...
The Great Antibiotic Wars of 2017

The Great Antibiotic Wars of 2017

Five days down and the Stephen Crowbert and I continue to do battle when it comes to the twice daily dose of antibiotics. Yesterday, he managed to make his feelings know quite clearly by chomping down on my pinkie finger, drawing blood. A clear corvid win. Even worse,...
Medicine Games, Round II

Medicine Games, Round II

I continue to try to figure out how to give Stephen Crowbert medicine twice a day without all of us going insane. My clever plan: inject three mice with meds and then put them in Stephen’s favorite parts of the enclosure so he’ll find them before Gwen. Not...
Continuing Medical Problems

Continuing Medical Problems

  Stephen Crowbert’s tongue is still—to use the accepted medical term—gross. So yesterday it was back to the vet for a four-hour odyssey. Capture time is now closer to 10 minutes than 5, as Stephen’s flying skills and evasive tactics continue to...