tortoise's 2020 Preemie Lambs

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Day 5

Boy 4# 8 oz (+10 oz!)
Girl 4# 0 oz (+ 8 oz!)

They're pooping a lot more. :gig up to 3 baths/day just to keep the stink down to tolerable for in the house.

Girl is able to drink from a bottle now, but she's a bit coughy and raspy after so I'm thinking I should continue tube feeding a bit longer.
 

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Pretty sure I miscounted and today was day 5. IDK, the days are running together even with my written notes!

Day 5 (the second day 5)

Boy 4# 10 oz (+2 oz)
Girl 4# 0 oz (+0 oz) yesterday she was learning to drink from bottle and struggling

They slept through last night! I'm not going to put their basket by my bed tonight, they will be fine. :)

Today, girl is quicker to get up and more stable on her feet. She's still not putting her hoof down on her injured leg, but it's less curled. Hoping that means she doesn't have a nerve injury. She improved on bottle feeding throughout the day, and taking the bottle vigorously by night. She drank a 4 oz bottle for her last bottle. This is fantastic! I can feed less often now that she can drink 4 oz at a time. Fabulous progress in less than a week!
 
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