Shelldon, Grayson's hermit crab ....OMG YOU GUYS he is still alive!!!!
Andy just picked it up so the kids could say goodbye. And he moved! He is still miraculously alive and I am completely freaking out. Tears streaming, arms helicoptering, just-saw-a-hermit-crab-ghost freaking out!
We have been watching this poor thing run around naked inside a tank that obviously is missing a life sustaining factor. I've tried every combination of hermit crabby things and still, it is without shell, weak and needing the key ingredient I am not providing.
Andy and I watched last night as Shelldon fell upside down in his water dish in what seemed like the Titanic's last breath. Andy pulled him out of the water per my
What I cannot express enough here is that this hermit crab was D-E-A-D last night. I checked on him every 30 minutes or so (because I'm crazy) just to see if maybe perchance he hadn't just kicked the bucket but he wasn't moving at all. I mourned the loss of him in my own way. Which is to say I cried in my pillow like a four year old after everyone else fell asleep (because I'm crazy).
I canNOT believe we have a second chance! He is back and needing me to get my sh*t together.
So Sadie and I are on our way to the pet store to try everything we can to save Shelldon. Anything, and I do mean ANYthing that holds on this long has got some reason to be here. Far be it for me to assume he's not the next hermit crab to discover a cure for sponge mold.
I jest but my heart is beholden to this little purple clawed creature. I am its only hope.
Wish me luck, you guys.
Godspeed, Shelldon. Unless that means die. That's not at all what I want to say. I really should Google that.