Our sweet BB developed septic arthritis in his/her front legs and has been feeling mighty poorly this past week.
Septic arthritis is caused by a bacteria that travels through the bloodstream from another infection somewhere in the body and settles into the joints. It’s extremely painful and we’ve had a few sleepless nights!
I took BB to the vet and got him/her on antibiotics and got some pain meds. We’ve got a ways to go but he/she seems to be getting a little better each day.
You might notice that I’m doing the he/she thing again. We’re becoming more convinced that BB is a boy and CC is a girl. My ‘beaver mentor’ in upstate New York says the shape of their tails sometimes give clues. She said that usually the males have a more tongue depressor shape and female have a more paddle shape. If this holds true than BB is most likely a boy.
Being miserable has not stopped BB from eating and growing! Check out this size comparison from day one and this morning!