tortoise's 2020 Preemie Lambs

tortoise

Wild Hare
Joined
Nov 9, 2009
Messages
4,088
Reaction score
2,257
Points
357
Location
USDA Zone 3b/4a
Day 6

I forgot to weight them.

They slept through the night!

They're both grasping the bottle independently now. Now more holding their heads and prying their jaws open. I bet I can bottle feed them at the same time now.

Girl is much better in the last 24 hours. Getting up faster. Just stronger, more stable, more vigorous in general.

They're both drinking 4 oz at a time, so they're on the same feeding schedule. That helps a lot too.
 

tortoise

Wild Hare
Joined
Nov 9, 2009
Messages
4,088
Reaction score
2,257
Points
357
Location
USDA Zone 3b/4a
Day 6

Bottle lambs had a playdate. DH was watching the preemies walking (hunching, limping) and examined them. He wanted to check their cord stumps since an infection can cause that limping. Preemie girl's lame side was swollen so he examines again and found that her femur is broken. He says it's stable enough to let her body try to heal on its own. I sure hope it does. Broken leg on livestock usually means getting put down.
IMG_1386.JPG
 
Top