Wednesday, February 09, 2011

What A Day ...............................

Jade , our German Shepherd is sick. So I've been nursing her since Monday , we took her to the vet tonight. But before we left I went out to check on the goats and found Jo with her head stuck in one of the panels you see to the right in the pic above. DH bought a panel with six inch holes , we were afraid they would get their heads caught in it , so he welded a second panel to it , leaving about 4 inch holes. We thought the problem was solved , but she got her head through it and couldn't get it out. When I got to her , Jazz was butting her and her ear was bleeding. Thankfully Dh had just came home from work , we got her head back through. Her head was near the area he cut and welded to the other piece , there was a rough edge there and she kept snagging her ear while trying to get her head out. I cleaned her ear good with peroxide , she also looked like she had blood or discharge on her bottom. We thought she might be going into labor , but after closer inspection ..... I think Jazz had butted her and broke the skin. I don't know why Jazz was butting her , I guess she was trying to help knock her loose. Jazz was extremely upset , more so than Jo and she was the one with her head trapped , she kept butting Jo and making a barking sound. I finally got them in their stalls , fed them some sweet feed and they settled down.

We took Jade to the vet , she has a bacterial infection. He give her an antibiotic shot and some oral antibiotics to take for the next few days. I've also got to worm her and keep her separated from Shadow until she's feeling better. Now I'm hoping the goats don't go into labor tonight , as I'm feeling pretty stressed after today's events. Well , I'm getting off the computer and heading out to do 1 more check on the girls and Jade before I head to bed.

~ Blessings ~



Anonymous said...

They do have a way of being difficult sometimes. I hope everyone gets to feeling better.


Peggy said...

when you are exhausted, and the weather is bad you will have goats. I am making hourly checks tonight. Had one kid today and just have a feeling another will in the middle of the night. Don't fret too much about the goats. They get their heads stuck in places you never thought they could even get into. Rest well my friend and happy kidding!

Jeanne said...

I hope the babies come soon and Jade gets better soon!

Piecefulafternoon said...

Oh dear - hope today is much better.

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Hope everything is better now!

Looking forward to the kids!

God Bless You and Yours!!!