This female was found walking around in circles in the middle of the day. When the lady of the property found her, the opossum did not seem to notice her walk up until she smelled her out. When she arrived in to my care today the first thing I checked for was babies in the pouch. After confirming that her pouch was empty and I did not have to worry about the health of the babies as well, I began to inspect her eyes. She appeared to be completely blind in her left eye, which is clouded over and partially covered in puss. Her right eye is partially clouded, but she is able to see out of it. I got some fluids in her and made a bed up for her to lay in. She didn't mind when I picked her up and seemed happy to lay down in the bed I had made for her. She quickly laid down and shut her eyes. Later on I had placed food in her cage for her, but as of right now she has yet to touch it. She seemed happy just to have a nice and safe place to sleep. I gently covered her with a blanket and let her rest. She is a rather older opossum. Like when people age, her skin is not as young looking as it used to be. Her fur is also very fine and.. Well.. Old in appearance. She also has multiple bald patches. It's normally relatively easy to tell when an opossum is much older and has had a long life. This is definitely the case for this gal. As of right now I have her on antibiotics for her eye and have given her the necessities that she needs. She appears content and relaxed and I can only pray for the best for her.
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