Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Dana Update.

Poor Dana. She has had a hard day. I really thought she was going to die this morning! Kris told me before he left that he CAN'T be the one to put her out of her misery if it becomes necessary. He asked me to call the Ogeas if it gets that bad. Thankfully, I did not have to do that today.
She FINALLY drank some warm water mixed with kefir, after I had been syringing kefir down her throat since 4:30 am. Then, she drank warm water with O7 in it from a bowl, and when she drained that I filled it up at the faucet outside and she drank half of that one!!!
She was so weak that she couldn't stand on her own, so really the only improvement until late afternoon was the drinking. Later in the day she heard one of her babies cry and she called out to him. That was encouraging. I brought them to her and she let them try to nurse, but there is no milk there. Thankfully they both take a bottle quite well.
I'm still not sure she will make it, but she is a bit better.
Going out to feed the last bottle of the day, and then going to bed!


Allie said...

Good job on that photo, Erinn! Awesome angle.

So sorry about Dana. She's a nice goat. Isn't she one of your best?

FourMileFarm said...

Yes, she is the best milker! She is a little better this morning, although she still doesnt have any milk for her kids. Hopefully she will continue to improve!