Sadly, the male I have been taking care of had to be humanely euthanized today. I spent the majority of the day with him and was not happy to see him go. Within the past two days he has gone downhill fast. He lost all strength in his legs and was unable to hold himself up, he began to have seizures, had very heavy breathing, and what was most unusual to me is that he developed a very high fever. Unlike other opossums, he was very hot to the touch. Here in this picture you can see that his leg is wrapped which is because he kept biting at his foot. Myself and others assumed it was because he had nerve damage to where his toenails were worn down and it caused him pain. But why the pain developed so much later on, I am unsure. He was suffering and just needed to be given peace. I am at a loss for words with him and so confused about what caused all of his symptoms. You're free to chase your dreams out in opossum heaven now, farewell darling.
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