The chipmunk lies in the middle of a large steel work table, its only movements the quick rise and fall of its midsection that comes with each breath. Standing in this basement-turned-clinic, Tara Smith is holding a plastic cone over the animal’s snout. Smith, the head of animal care at Wildwoods wildlife rehabilitation center in Duluth, watches the chipmunk’s respirations as anesthesia flows into its nostrils. Globs of white pus cling to the animal’s skin. “What is that?” Smith wonders out loud. Standing opposite Smith, squinting as he leans closer to the chipmunk, is Farzad Farr, the executive director and animal care instructor at Wildwoods. Just now, he is holding an instrument that looks like a pair of long tweezers, which he uses to pick at a disfigured chunk of fur on the animal’s side. Caught in the chipmunk’s flesh is a plastic line with connective points, like a piece of garden netting. The material enters under the left side of the … [Read more...] about ‘Very emotional and very impossible’: the struggle for survival at Wildwoods wildlife rehabilitation center
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SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: “I can’t get in.” 911 operator: “Let me get you into Somerville. You’re outside?” Laura: “Mm-hm.” 911 operator: “Are you in the parking lot?” Laura: “Yeah.” 911 operator: “Are you in a vehicle?” Laura: “No. I’m just outside it.” 911 operator: “At the door?” Laura: “Asthma. Asthma.” 911 operator: “Are you … [Read more...] about Laura Levis died outside a Boston-area ER. The doors were locked. Why?
Christopher Sherman Associated Press Published 9:32 AM EDT Nov 2, 2018 Niltepec, Mexico – Toddlers slump in strollers bouncing across the rough asphalt, and infants only a few weeks old jiggle in their fathers’ arms. Others, limp from exhaustion and nearly too big to be carried, are slung across their mothers’ chests like sacks of grain, sweaty hair plastered to their heads. There are hundreds of children traveling in the caravan of Central American migrants. That number has fluctuated somewhat as the group’s size has grown and diminished, but kids of all ages are still everywhere and at risk of illness, dehydration and other dangers. And if it’s exhausting for children, it’s perhaps even more so for their parents trying to care for them as they walk long hours in the sun, sleep on the ground outdoors and rely on donations of food and clothing to get by. Pamela Valle, a 28-year-old from El Progreso, Honduras, said no child should have to … [Read more...] about Migrant kids, parents struggle with long trek
Christopher Sherman, Associated Press Updated 3:14 pm PDT, Thursday, November 1, 2018 Honduran migrant Jose Macy carries his four-year-old nephew Yair Perez as the thousands-strong caravan of Central Americans migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border moves onward from Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Thousands of migrants resumed their slow trek through southern Mexico on Thursday, after attempts to obtain bus transport to Mexico City failed. less Honduran migrant Jose Macy carries his four-year-old nephew Yair Perez as the thousands-strong caravan of Central Americans migrants hoping to reach the U.S. border moves onward from Juchitan, Oaxaca state, ... more Photo: Rodrigo Abd, AP Central American migrants get a free ride on a truck bed as their thousands-strong caravan hoping to reach the U.S. border moves onward from Juchitan, Oaxaca state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Thousands … [Read more...] about In migrant caravan, kids and parents struggle with long trek
At first, Selma Blair thought she was just suffering from a pinched nerve—it wasn't until she fell in front of her doctor that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.However, Blair 46, thinks she's had the disease for much longer. "I have probably had this incurable disease for 15 years at least," she wrote in a recent Instagram post. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below View this post on Instagram I was in this wardrobe fitting two days ago. And I am in the deepest gratitude. So profound, it is, I have decided to share. The brilliant costumer #Allisaswanson not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis . I am in an exacerbation. By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix , I have a job. A wonderful job. I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I … [Read more...] about 15 MS Symptoms In Women That Shouldn’t Be Ignored