Mother is a person who devotes her love towards all of the children. It is not mean that she only cares about her own children but also her love derives for the whole world. In such a case, she is the one who melts the heart, especially when seeing the kids alone. So she can feel the pain of a lonely kid who seeks the love of a mother. This story is about a mother who became a guardian for an animal.
Betsy Ross is a mother of three children lives in Visalia, California. One day she went to a park with her family to play pickleball. They noticed a duck nest which had smashed in near. After a careful inspection, they saw an alone egg. With full of sorrow, she took the egg with the determination of caring it. Even it had a small crack Ross believed that she can make it real no matter what happens.
Betsy, her husband, and her children went to a local park in Visalia, California, to play pickleball and noticed someone had smashed up the duck nests that were there
“My kids were very upset about it … [they] found an alone egg with a small crack that wasn’t leaking and asked me to save it.”
“I really didn’t think I had a chance of saving it because I’ve never hatched an egg”
She is doing odd jobs which she had plenty of time to look after the egg. With the experience, she believed that the egg needed warmth and humidity. She explained her intension as fallows. “My boobs sweat in heat (gross I know), All that she had to do then was rotate the egg 4-5 times a day”.
She was prepared a hatching box to prepare a suitable environment with a plastic container, gallon baggies, a bowl of water, and a lot of tapes. One day there was something wrong with the egg. So she called the vet and as per the instructions she slowly peeled the shell to make it easy to breathe for the little fellow.
“I couldn’t afford an incubator, so I called our local wildlife place [but] they told me they didn’t take eggs”
Betsy asked the organization if they would take in the animal if she hatched it and they agreed
“So I put the egg in my bra to keep it warm and started researching online how to hatch a duck”
“He eventually got out half-way but was still connected to the yolk on the bottom of the egg,” Betsy said. “I was told it was because he was early but found out on Reddit it was from not being warm enough or the temperature not being stable.” “I got a wet paper towel and wrapped it around the shell with the yolk and put Neosporin on it so it wouldn’t get infected. Maybe not the best idea but I was scared.”
“I carried it in my bra for 35 days and slept with it there as well. I’m a plus size girl so it just kinda fit right between my breast”
“When I had to shower, I had my husband hold it. I figured if mom ducks leave to get food for a bit then wouldn’t hurt to leave to shower”
“At 35 days, I started hearing faint peeps which the internet said was called pipping and its beak was pushing out of the lining”
Firstly, he can’t move or stand but Ross didn’t give up the game. She helped to drink water and latterly he was able to stand by own. Now he is a growing duck which proves that mother can be a mother for all.
People were incredibly moved by Betsy’s story