She didn't look good this am - even though she is in the house, she is acting like she is cold. We got her up and she drank her own bottle. Just over a pint, but at least she drank on her own.
Bad side - she fell over rather than laying down. Now she isn't looking so hot. But then, by the time we uploaded photos, she looked just awful again. So why put all this (and the bad photos) here? Because when dealing with hypothermia, one of the most helpful things, to me, was to see the various photos and journal entries I had made when we dealt with Peanut. It sounds weird, but it also lends hope - to know that with a lot of TLC, things can come along.
Well, the camera is now charging - not even enough juice for a single photo. However, she is at least turning her head to sleep like calves normally do - with her nose pointed towards her body.
Looking a lot better - we took some video as she is getting up and laying down on her own as well as trying to run, sort of, and jump and start sucking on anything that she wanted to explore! She drank 2 quarts and 1 pint today. Hopefully things will continue to improve.
little one looked like it might die last night, so into the house it
came. I hate dealing with hypothermia. They always look sooo bad.
Even with its coat on, just wasn't doing well. So, complete with
heating pad, thick rubber mat and blankets, it spent the night indoors.
Got it to eat almost a whole pint this am. Peanut isn't able
to feed the baby, though she likes it. Waiting on a call from vet to
double check meds we think it needs (we are in a selenium deficient
area). Why wait? My bottle expired last year (hadn't needed since
then) and I need to be sure it hasn't gone bad. If so, I will go pick
some up, but if I can use this it would be easier. I do know that some
drugs go bad really quickly and you can really get sick/make things a
lot worse if you use them. Hoping this one is ok as it is only a few
Has another page. Long story, but this is definitely not the way a
normal beef farm runs. Peanut would be long gone on a regular farm as she wouldn't breed for several cycles, but
since we do petting zoos and she is one of the stars, she is still
Had an accident last summer . . . the bull broke
into her pen. Well, last night, the little accident arrived. Cute baby
girl. Very small (like Peanut - glad actually as Peanut isn't very
Anyway - cold (of course) and calf didn't just jump up and nurse (go figure), so I went out to feed the baby.
gets one look at the bottle and starts getting really excited. Oh
great, even if Peanut is small, 900 pounds of small is still bigger than
dh gets Peanut looking at treats (aka - molasses covered feed) and then
we try to feed the baby. No go on the bottle, so we tubed her. She
looks better with colostrum in her tummy. Will do more in a few hours
(hopefully she will want the bottle then).
Glad she waited until last night to come as I didn't get home from work until 10:30.
Oh, if you want to catch up on Peanut, the link is Here: http://www.scraprageous.blogspot.com/2010_01_01_archive.html January 20, 2010 and back to December 30th of 2009.
Update - unfortunately Izzy aborted her baby when she got sick about a
month ago. It was bittersweet as there was a good chance Izzy most
likely would have died if this had not occurred. After a few days of
illness, Izzy is now back up and almost fully returned to her normal,
ornery self. She is having fun pushing around the puppies these days as
she gets to run around with them while we are out working.
The kids said that Izzy is the new calves aunt. Aunt Izzy doesn't go in the pen, but she does watch.
Oh - as I was asked if someone could help out, in a monetary manner, there is a way. Rather than just sending money, if you like, you can purchase a reusable shopping bag. I have started making various feedbags used on our farm (and others) into reusable shopping bags. You can find information at www.scraprageous.com. The site is still being worked on, or visit the Etsy Shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/Scraprageous. I also sell on Ebay if you prefer that format, here is the link to one of my auctions: http://www.ebay.com/itm/300876705364?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649