iss Myrtle is hangin' in there, if you can believe it. I know I can't. It's been a month or so since she's been sick, and many times I've gone out to the cottage garden expecting to see that she's kicked the bucket! I haven't picked her up in a while, so I don't know if she's gained any weight, but her bum looks a lot better and she's eating some lettuce and tomatoes again. I was getting concerned for a while there about whether or not she was even drinking water, but I finally saw her drink from the waterer I left out for her - - whew, what a relief!
However, the day before yesterday, I saw another lash egg in her cage (yes, I still have her walking the green mile) and it was a bit bigger that the first two I saw in the yard. This is a bit worrisome for me. On the bright side, her droppings have gotten considerably better, they are no longer green and yellow. I just wish her comb would plump back up and get nice and red again. And even better would be to see her lay a real egg soon. There is always hope as long as she's still alive and pecking. I'll keep you posted on her condition. For now, she makes one lovely lawn ornament!.