Jody, what an ordeal!!! I can't believe what happened to Miss Ginny, I am amazed that she has pulled through like she has. It was your loving, motherly hand that did this for her, yeah!!!
Now when you get your bees to produce honey, and that day will come. Use honey in your home as a first choice for antibiotic, before any other antibiotic. There of course other circumstances when actual phamaceuticals must be used though too. I have a bottle of honey that I have propolis suspended in. That is my first choice for any kind of wound dressings, and I have seen miracles with this little jar of medicated honey. I kid you not. Honey is becoming so widely accepted in the medical field as an antibiotic, many of the modern medications don't work any more, but honey does. So does colloidal silver water....we have that in our home too. I make the silver water myself and it costs only pennies.
The other day I found a chicken in the chicken coop that had got her leg stuck in a crack (that crack is now closed). She must have been hanging upside down for a good many hours, maybe even overnight. I had my doubts that she would ever be whole again. I put her in a small cage so that she could only rest and eat. A few days later, she laid an egg. Wonders. I let her out of the little cage into the place where we are keeping the chicks until they are old enough to go with the friends in the chickenyard. She walked reasonably well and yesterday, I would say she should be going back home with her other boys and girls. She has 100% recovered. Yeah!!!!
Animals do have an amazing instinct to live....we see that time and time again. Beautiful day in this wonderful life. Cindi