Friday, February 22, 2008

my goaty girl isn't doing too well



Rosie hasn't been well lately and has gone rapidly downhill in the last 24 hours. She may not make it.
If I can get her through the next 2 days she may have a chance but we just don't know yet. Can't do bloodtests till Monday and until they've come back, the vet doesn't know what's causing her severe anemia, and muscle loss.
I'll be pouring electolytes into her every 2 hours over night and keeping fingers crossed... and in the ultimate irony she's hypothermic and the weather which has been scorching for weeks has turned into rain and I've had to bundle her up in old blankets.

I know that she's 'just a goat' but she's my girl

I'm not handling this very well at all. I'm feeling weepy and tearful and alone ... David's here but of course he doesn't understand and isn't able to comfort.

and btw - have you ever tried to move a 60kg animal that can't get up ?

19 comments:

crazyhaberdasher / knittingbee said...

I'm keeping my fingers and everything else crossed as well. It's going to be a long night and I will be thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Susan

I hope she is OK. Thinking of you over the weekend.

Deb
Albury

the Infamous Gnomes said...

Sending healing thoughts to Rosie and hugs to you.
We're all there with you in our thughts.

Caity said...

BEST WISHES and prayers for you both, sweetie - get WELL, Rosie girl!

Lindi said...

Hugs and prayers for you both.
Come on Rosie, get well!

Mandie said...

Keeping you both in my thoughts
xoxo

Mia said...

::hug:: I'll be thinking positive thoughts... Animals are tough.. hang in there.

Tanya Brown said...

Oh dear, oh dear. I'm sorry. She isn't just a goat, after all; she's your friend and a member of your family.

Sending you both good thoughts -

Lisa L said...

I'll be thinking of you - hope she can recover.

Alwen said...

Sorry to hear Rosie's not well. I never think any of our animals are "Just a _," not even the fish!

Zarah said...

You and your precious girl will be in my thoughts this weekend. She's not "just a goat," she's family. Hope all goes well.

Robbyn said...

Well damn! That both sucks and blows :(

And she's not just a goat - she's Rosie!

You hang in kid - I'm thinking of you both and crossing my fingers.

Hugs...

Sara said...

Oh, I am so sorry to hear Rosie is under the weather...I certainly hope she will be okay. My thoughts are with you...they are family...she's not just a goat...she's your baby!!! And, I understand that a lot...so, I'll be saying some prayers for Rosie...

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh, poor Rosie! I am just so sorry to hear that she is unwell. I will be thinking good thoughts for her and for you. She's a lucky girl to have such a good mom. Make sure to take care of yourself while you tend to Rosie. ::hugs::

Sue said...

Fingers crossed for Rosie. I love to read about your goats .... hoping she pulls through OK.

Quilting Diva said...

We love our animals as they were our family because they are. I hope that she makes it.

Rachael said...

I've been off line, so sorry to hear about Rosie. Hope alls well asap.

Lynne said...

I hope my virtual hug brings you some comfort.

Jorja's Nanna said...

Hi Susan,
Sending good wishes to you and Rosie. I know just how you feel, I cry buckets when animals are sick.
Cheers for now,
Jenny