Monday, February 27, 2012

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The good is we have a new little doeling named Lil Vicki. She is named after our neighbor Vickie who always kept an eye on the goats and dogs. She would call me if the dogs got out or anyone was misbehaving in the goat pen. She loved sitting on her porch and watching the geese, baby pigs, and goats. Am going to miss Vickie.

The bad is we lost a buckling and Olivia had to have emergency C section and hysterectomy yesterday. She and Lil Vicki are residing on my diningroom floor until she is well enough to go back out to the pen.

The ugly is poor Olivia's side where she was shaved and has lots of staples. She had a rough night last night even with pain shot. Around 4AM I gave her a herbal drink of  Fever Few,White Willow, Valerian, St Johns Wort, Stevia, and Licorice mint. After about 20 minutes she settled down and rested for a couple of hours. I spent the night in the diningroom too. I have become her security blanket of sorts. As long as I am in sight she is okay. When I leave the room or out of her sight Olivia starts crying and moving about. Lil Vicki is walking around getting into everything. Has managed the wood floors without slipping and sliding very well. She is nursing Olivia a little and am supplementing with bottle.

All in all though we have a nice Vet bill we are blessed to have Olivia alive and recovering. The Vet didn't think she would make it through the night and was very surprised and happy this morning to hear how she is doing. Through rough and stressful times there is always a blessing in there somewhere.


TexWisGirl said...

oh dear. terribly sorry for the trauma! hope olivia and lil vickie do well!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Hoping Olivia continues to improve, congratulations on the little doe.

goatpod2 said...

Congrats on the doeling, sorry about Olivia but glad she is doing a little bit better!

We had an old doe that had to have a c-section but lost her big and beautiful doeling, I was the only one that could milk her because I didn't wash my barn coat from a previous kidding.


Lamb said...

Awwww, poor Olivia! That is a very sweet picture of the two of them! Glad Olivia made it through and I hope she has a speedy recovery!

Carolyn Renee said...

Hoping that Olivia recovers quickly!

WeldrBrat said...

Oh, my. She has my deepest sympathy. I can sooo relate to those staples. And just the mention makes me cringe. So sorry to hear of the whole mess. Hope everyone recovers soon!

Rachel said...

I hope she continues to mend. I think you are a very good nurse for them! They are so lucky to have you caring for them so well. We always need to look for the blessings in rough times!

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry about Vicki. She is with her Mom now.

As you say, lots of heartache some days, but we know God is with us every step of the way.

You are/were a good neighbor to Fran and Vicki. I know they loved you dearly. God bless you dear friend.