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dale anne    Posted 05-20-2004 at 07:50:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
well y'all...i still cant get stinky nicky to stand...but i did get him to move his right hind and front leg fer me after much massaging...he wont eat still but is taking water...he has started to blink his left eye now and seems to be focusing...the right eye is still unmoving and the 3rd eyelid doesnt seem to work at this time...he gave me a few lil MAHHHHHHHHSSS while massaging him...maybe pain? i dont know but sure was a great sound to hear...it sounded alot stronger then it has the past day....gonna give him a lil time to rest up and try to stand him up again in a few hours..perhaps even try the sling again....i kinda wonder iffin he hasnt torn a muscle in his neck...before massaging it as i would move him when his neck pulled to the side his back and front leg would tighten up...at this point i cant feel any breaks in his neck or back....I was a medic and did look at the anatomy of the goat ..know i could feel a serious break on a human...but a goat ummm not sure...the symtoms aint there so a broke neck dont make sence to me...just trying to rule everything out...just like with people the more ya rule out the smaller the list of possiblites.cant figure it out..treating him for eveything across the board and something seems to be working a lil...so will just keep going on as is and see what happens...temp is a lil high but not to bad...just hope the clouds keep the sun covered like they are now....so i dont haveto worry bout keeping his body temp down like i did the last 2 days...now thats constant work!..will let y'all know...might lurk around a lil bit here and catch up...thanks...dale anne


Greg CO    Posted 05-20-2004 at 14:29:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dale Anne
You might try www.goattalk.com
They have an emergency section that is monitored closely and they seem to get back quickly.
I have never seen one that went unanswered.

Greg



Greg CO    Posted 05-20-2004 at 14:27:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dale Anne
You might try www.goattalk.com
They have an emergency section that is monitored closely and they seem to get back quickly.
I have never seen one that went unanswered.

Greg


Greg CO    Posted 05-20-2004 at 14:24:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dale Anne
You might try www.goattalk.com
They have an emergency section that is monitored closely and they seem to get back quickly.
I have never seen one that went unanswered.

Greg


sharon g    Posted 05-20-2004 at 09:11:59       [Reply]  [Send Email]
More advice from Nora:

If he has some type of brain swelling Dex (from the vet) may help. Not
sure if she could just get OTC from a local vet or not.

At 08:49 AM 05/20/2004, you wrote:
> This is very serious and she
>cannot go to a vet. Trying to decide whether she should keep trying
>or put him down. Very difficult. I have relayed your info, Nora.
>Thank you so much. Will continue forwarding any help you can give.
>Thank you so much. Sharon



dale anne    Posted 05-20-2004 at 09:24:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
thanks sharon and nora...i was told the antibiotic i am using will also help iffin brain swelling is going on...and also that i had to chase that with thiamin..or vit b1.....dont know what else to do and vet isnt really an option fer 2 reasons...1 dont have any close..and the one far away will take yer money and tell ya he doesnt do goats.....2 i dont want to spend hundreds of dollars on an animal...We have 2 sons going to collage and many other animals to consider in how we spend money...to much money spent on 1 goat may mean cutting corners on other livestock and well i just cant do that...wish i were rich...have a vet on hand at all times....i did try to talk with a goat farmer down the road...however she and her hubby dont vaccinate or nothing...good think i didnt buy any goats from them.....well ....will let ya know how this pans out...fixin to get amberly up...poor gal was only visiting till wed but asked her to stay till sunday and help out ...been working her to death...good kid she is....gonna try to stand him up again..perhpas get him in the sling...dale anne


sharon g    Posted 05-20-2004 at 09:31:54       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dale Anne, I understand re. vets. We spent a fortune in April and dh says we must do all we can from here. He gives injections as needed. Son and I know how to do temperatures now. We get a lot of info from internet groups. A lot of prayer. "Goats" isn't a big thing here. Mostly horse people. Have to drive Sierra Highway about half an hour to get to closest vet that does know goats. And his nurse also raises, so that helps, too. Getting a lot of the supplies takes hunting around and getting stores to get in for us. Hey, re. the "empty nest" -- when my elder son (now 32 yo) was ready to graduate from high school and I was thinking about the "empty nest", I had my (now 15 yo)! LOL Don't think tooooo hard about empty nesting!!! Hugs, Sharon


DD    Posted 05-20-2004 at 08:44:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
DaleAnne, I'm the first one to say I dunno diddley squat about goats, but if he was human I'd be wondering if he'd had a stroke ; ) Just an idea. I'm still rootin for him too and Praying also.


DD    Posted 05-20-2004 at 08:41:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
DaleAnne, I'm the first one to say I dunno diddley squat about goats, but if he was human I'd be wondering if he'd had a stroke ; ) Just an idea. I'm still rootin for him too and Praying also.


sharon g    Posted 05-20-2004 at 08:41:19       [Reply]  [Send Email]
One Answer from my friend:

She needs to get him on penicillin or some other antibiotic NOW, for 2
reasons. 1. if is listerosis instead of polio and 2 since she has allowed
the gut juices to enter the body cavity by "sticking" him he will get
peritonitis.



dale anne    Posted 05-20-2004 at 09:07:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
howdy sharron....I have had him on antibiotics...and continue to give them....I have had to stick a goat before due to the vet not wanting to do it...drove 80 miles 1 way then all he would do was tell me yeah she had bloat and that i could cut or stick her...then told me 65.00 fer the after hours visit!....asked him why he wouldnt do it i was told he didnt do goats!..yet he told me to bring her in and he would be waiting fer us...as he was...so after he had a near death notion by the red eye stare of the fire breathing green monster i had turned into he gave me 4 16gauge needles and explained to me how to do it...well half way home she stopped breathing...pulled over and right on the side of the highway i stuck her and releaved the gas...back then didnt know to give her antibiotics after wards..and never did....she is now 3 years old and just gave us a lil buck...i know sticking is the last resort. I didnt think this goat would be around another 15 minutes if i didnt act fast...and wasnt sure he would be around afterwards...i was just trying is all!...he seems to be doing a little better for the efforts good or bad....tell yer friend i said thank you for the advise...and that he has been mega dosed at 1ml every 6 hours..and will be fer 6 days or till death...and then 1 ml a day for 7 days after that assuming he gets well and on his feet...thanks again dale anne...oh let her also know that I am treating him with vit b1 also.


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