I found Collin the Chameleon pale green and standing at the bottom of his cage. Chameleons never touch the bottom of their cage so I knew something was terribly wrong. I ran him down to a local pet store and asked the reptile specialist if there was any hope for Collin's survival. He relayed the sad news that Collin showed signs of only having 12 hours left to live. I don't think I expected to be so emotional, but I began to tear up. The reptile expert recommended that we put Collin in the freezer. I was mortified! There was NO WAY I was going to do that, so he said the next best thing was to make a mini ICU for Collin and force feed him with a dropper. So that is what we did. It was so tender and beautiful to watch my boys love, pray for and nurture Collin. Their increased efforts helped Collin live for an extra 48 hours. When Collin passed away many tears were shed by members of our family and by my boy's wonderful and supportive friends. Their friends even helped on Monday night with an impressive and spiritual funeral for Collin. These kids possess a lot of
compassion and heart.