Maika: good progress!
Maika: good progress!

Maika: good progress!

Hi again,

Today was Maïka’s 3rd day of tough treatment and she started drinking and eating. Her eyes are bright and it seems she pays more attention to things around her. I can now say Maïka has come out of that lethargic state she had been in for the last week and we all feel very happy about it!


I put a sock and a small bandage to protect the catheter

The fever seems to be gone and Maïka is more and more active. This afternoon she even did a few steps to go to the fridge asking for some yogurt (her favorite dish!). Santa and Kimo were surprised to see her walking in the kitchen and came to hug her at once.


Santa (left),  Maïka and Kimo (right)

The catheter was removed from Maïka’s  arm as intravenous injections will be replaced by intramuscular ones. No more drips! No more pain in the veins! You see in Maïka’s  eyes how relieved she feels without that needle in her arm!!!


Santa is Maîka’s best friend. Both are the very little ones who nearly died a few days ago…

One more thing to share with you today: look at the picture below. Kimo was having inhalations for his cough and Santa wanted to switch off the inhalator by pulling out the plug.


I love the way Santa looks at me as if she were saying « pleeeeaaase, can I  have that plug out??? »


11 commentaires

  1. Yes, it is such a relief to see them playing and enjoying life again! We at JACK all hope and wish the disease will be over soon as with the past sleepless nights we are all exhausted!
    As to reply to your question, Bill, we estimate Maïka is 1 year and a few months old….
    Thanks again to all of your for your interest in our action. I’ll post more news about the chimps today!

  2. Theresa

    They all look thin but their eyes are bright. Sooo happy they are all getting better. Very relieved for you and the babies! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your hard work and diligence in pulling these little ones through! God Bless and lots of love!
    P.S. Roxane, get some rest!

  3. paty (france)

    Quelle patience doivent avoir ces pauvres petits qui ont déjà enduré tant de souffrance par ailleurs…..
    quel bonheur de les voir reprendre des forces….
    mais je pense que lorsqu’ils ont la volonté de vivre, ils savent bien qui sont les humains qui les aident…je crois bien qu’ils comprennent beaucoup de choses.
    Gardons espoir que pour cette saison les malheurs s’arretent là.
    est ce que les plus agés se portent bien ??????
    finalement il semble que ce virus s’en soit pris aux plus petits, plus fragiles…et derniers arrivés.
    Savez-vous si les autres sanctuaires ont les memes problémes??

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