|Nettie's two bucklings at one day old.
|Annette's two doelings at three days old.
They worked for a little while; until he pee'd on them and the cardboard got smooshy & no longer supported the bend in the leg. So then I brought him inside (greeeaaaat, another goat in the house) and did some physical therapy with him. Which he did not appreciate in the least. Ingrate. So I kept the splints off and he did seem to be able to gimp around. But I still take him to Pickles and hold him up so he can nurse. I think we're going to try and do the splint again, but this time use some sort of plastic brace.
It was a nice, sunny day yesterday and Nettie was out enjoying the warmth.
Today is much cooler, but she's still out and about. She's also playing "Auntie Nettie" to Annette's two doelings. At one point I though we were going to have to intervene as Nettie was claiming the kids as her own and was actually head butting Annette away. But the kids made their way back to Annette to nurse.....then went back to Nettie to climb on her.
I put out some fresh hay this morning and Nettie dug right in!
It was good to see her appetite coming back. She had been picking at grain & eating apples, prunes & raisins, but it wasn't until today that I saw her actually excited about a fresh pile of hay. Nettie still has a long recovery ahead of her, but I'm sooooo happy that she's on the mend. Thanks for all your cyber well wishes and thoughts for her!