Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Glider Sitting

As I write this Molly, our son's glider, is climbing across my shoulders enjoying some free time in the office.  He is away this week and we are taking care of her. So, this last few days has required two playtime shifts each night.  Our four are first, and when they slow down or at 10:50 p.m. (whichever comes first) I take them to their cage, clean up the office, and then bring Molly in for her mealworms. Now, all four of our gliders scarf down mealworms like a kid eating McDonald's french fries. The even lick their fingers clean when they are done eating!  Molly, on the other hand, leaves little bits and pieces that for some reason she doesn't like. A little messy, but she loves her mealworms as much as our four.

She is having a great time tonight, climbing and jumping nonstop. She doesn't seem to be bothered by the fact that other gliders were in the room at one point.

Molly just before she jumped off the tree to me. I had been trying to get a photo
for more than 20 minutes but she never stayed in one place long enough!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

So Far So Good

It's been a month since we received the disappointing diagnosis for Virga. We haven't yet received the results of the CT scan yet, and I'll need to follow up on that. However, both Virga and Cirrus are doing very well. Virga still has the tremors on awakening, but they vary. Some nights she has them for a few minutes, and some nights hardly at all. Other than that, she is pretty much her normal self. She and Cirrus are on the window screen tonight having fun chasing after moths and other bugs. In fact, they have been on the window so much that I just I realized she hasn't run on her wheel tonight, and that's something she rarely misses.

We're continuing to watch them closely for any signs of a decline, but so far, so good. We're keeping our fingers crossed.