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 ?