Anansi just died. I’d taken him to the vet this morning, as he was refusing to swallow again, and the vet said that in his opinion we’d reached the point where any further treatment was going to be too invasive for him. There was too much damage to internal organs from refusing to eat, and the stomach and bowel lining had started to die and slough off.
I went to feed him (I have him at work with me) and he roused himself to fight taking any of the food from the syringe. I just went to check on him and put new water in the hot water bottle, and he was gone.
Poor Anansi. Poor Aja.