Medo is listless for a few weeks, she not interested in food and refuse to drink. She could hardly has a bowel movement that could be the result of dehydration. The vet provide her infusion to help. She needed to take over 100 litres of IV fluids per day. Medo receives the best efforts from our veterinarian team and her mahout is supporting her in all circumstances. They try to give her some juicy water melon so she will have enough water to support the excretory system. Yesterday she could defecate irregularly, her dunks are black which is the signs of unwell. It is not official confirmed what kind of symptoms that she is suffering yet but in presumption her sickness could be irritable bowel syndrome. She is now still staying under the care of our vet team and need a lot of IV fluids. By the way, she can take short walk around the clinic which is benefit for her digestion. We will keep you posted to update of her progress.
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