Monday, February 23, 2009

Kids soon....

Well, I've had a lot going on lately. My best Boer doe 'Gauger' due on March 12th came down with pregnancy toxemia early last week. I had noticed that she was just not "right" for a few days, and highly suspecting the toxemia, I picked up some meds from the vet and started some treatments at home. She wasn't responding well to it, so on Thursday I decided just to go ahead and take her into the vet, as she is a high dollar girl, and I really just didn't want to take any chances with her.

The vet confirmed the toxemia, and started her on more treatments, planning to induce labor if she started going down hill so we could at least save her. The next day she was still no better so we started an IV of glucose, by the next day she was doing better, but still not well enough to come home. She stayed at the vet through the weekend, and then this morning when I called to check in on her, I was told that she was going into labor. :( The guys had the van at work, so Katelyn was so kind to come over and go to the vet with me to see her. (Of course I have to be at all my goats births if possible) :) When we got there she was having some slight contractions, but her cervix was still closed...so after talking with the vet we decided to go ahead and induce so we could get the kids out, being concerned for the doe at this point. So...that's where we are at now, she was induced early today and it can take up to 36 hours before the kids come. So possibly tomorrow, at the latest Wednesday. They'll be 16 days early though so it's not too likely that they will make it, but I'm sure praying they will! I've had Gauger since she was 6 months old, have shown her at lots of shows, and I've been so excited to see kids from her....

So anyway...that's been my life for the last week. :) Goats sure like to keep you on your toes!

Oh a bright note, I sold one of my kids from last spring on Saturday, so now...I can order kidding supplies! :D

2 comments:

Hannah said...

Oh, Besh, I'm praying your kids will make it! Hope to call ya soon...

Eliya said...

Will keep praying. I hope both kids and dam will come through fine. Talk to you soon!