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The Changes in Lady’s Feet After Just One Week at Sanctuary

Lady's feet comparison

Sorry, it’s not a cute elephant photo, but we wanted to show the almost immediate changes in Lady’s feet. This was what we mentioned in the post yesterday. At this point, we aren’t able to work on nail or pad trimming, Lady will require a lot of positive reinforcement training for that. Her nails are still in rough shape, but there is a noted decrease in swelling of her front right foot/ankle area. The reduction in swelling and pressure will definitely take the edge off of the pain she was having in that limb.

We joke that sanctuary isn’t rocket science, that nature does a lot of the work for us. Although we are treating Lady’s feet, increased walking, which increases blood flow, and Lady using her feet for digging up dirt and grass all aid in healing.

The ladies are doing well today, and we will post again later. Maia came back by the barn this morning, and she and Lady are sharing a common fence line. Neither is actively trying to interact with the other, but they definitely see each other. They’re both casually grazing in the drizzle. Rana and Ramba are closer to the pond this morning. It seems that Ramba won the battle to wander a bit further.

December 5, 2019

 

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    Carol says

    That is a marked improvement for which we are all very grateful! We hate knowing Lady is suffering in any way. She deserves some comfort and joy! Amen!!!!!!!!!! Hopefully, much more improvement to come.

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    Barb says

    Simply remarkable improvement with Lady’s feet! Really amazing! It surely reduces her pain level. Thank you for sharing with all that love Lady and wish for her continued improvement. Best vibes for positive training sessions so you can do additional work on her feet.

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    Kelejan says

    I knew this would happen and so quickly after one week. We see it in all the elephants that get to Sanctuary. When I see them walking, they are building up muscle tone and increasing their blood circulation. You know that with every step she takes, she is improving her health.
    I am so happy for Lady and the others as well. I am sure Lady will soon be willing to co-operate with whatever you ask her to, to make her feet feel better.

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      Tammy says

      Wow what an impressive transformation in such a short amount of time just think how she wil look and feel in a month! I’m so very happy Maia came back to the barn and that she and lady are at least in the same general area so for those two ladies that’s tremendous head way! Let’s hope those two form a close bond which they both could definitely use, God Bless!

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    CyrAnn says

    Wow!!!!! Just amazing progress on her feet!
    She must bee feeling so good……,

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    Sheila says

    OH SWEET LIL 🐘LADY! YES HER FOOTIES ARE IMPROVING SLIGHTLY JUST FROM THE NICE RICH SOIFT GROUND OF THE🌴🌳🌴 SANCTUARY!‼️🙏PTL!🙏 I SURE HOPE SCOT IS ABLE TO LEAD HER TO THE POND SO SHE CAN HAVE A SWIM OR GREAT SOAK IN MUD! ALL THE GREAT JUNGLE 🥥🍃🌿🌱🎋🌾NATURAL FOODS ARE GREAT FOR HER BLOOD SYSTEM TOO! DESTRESSING FROM THAT ZOO PRIZON TO HER WONDERFUL HOME GOD HAS GIVEN HER WILL ENRICH HER HEALING❤️🐘❤️‼️👍. DO U HAVE THAT SPECIAL FOOT BATH OPERATING FOR LADY WE CAN SEE?? SHES SUCH A LIL CUTIE❤️🐘❤️😍👍🙏

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    Sherry says

    Yes, comfort and joy for Lady during this holiday season.

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    Carey says

    Blimey! we can see a very clear difference in her front right foot and as you say after just 1 week of feeling motivated to walk more and dig. That’s so good to see. Her nails look different (to me) with some of the black disappearing showing more normal coloured nails underneath, having never seen nails like hers before I thought the black colour was a sign that they were dead. Clearly not! Would much rather have this than a cutie photo btw!

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    Lila says

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
    That’s all I want to say right now.

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