Robin spent today at the vet again to get her final surgery. The surgery site was closed tight and looks so much better than it did a few days ago. The scar will go across all of her chest. The infection is gone, no puss or smell and she is as perky as a possum. I'll be keeping her on antibiotics for a week and we will try to get some better foods into her in this time.
She came to me weighing 2.2 lbs and three weeks later she now weighs 1.6 lbs. I still believe that she can lose a little more weight so we'll be designing her diet to that effect once she is healed and active; 1.6 could be a steady weight for her though. We do need to burn a little more fat from the tail and see how that changes things.
Her pouch is under my thumb in the photos.
The boy's tail is rather chapped due to this dry cold spell we are having here. I have read that below 40% humidity causes this problem and can lead to open sores on the tail. I have begun to apply petroleum jelly and may consider using a humidifier around my animals in the future. My guess is that a sealed nestbox will be a good compromise to help this issue as their own body heat and moisture will keep the nestbox rather humid while sleeping.