I think. As you know the vet came yesterday and Del was diagnosed with a pretty bad attack of pneumonia. At noon he gave her intravenous antibiotics, an anti- inflammatory and lastly some glucose to give her some energy. She was in a pretty bad way her temperature was 105.2.
There is a chance that she will lose her calf – those temperatures do affect the calf floating about in there. We could not determine if he was still alive but he could feel that baby was still pretty high up and certainly not close to being born naturally.
By yesterday evening her temperature was down to 99.9 ( a little lower than average) and after a few hours of rest she took herself out into the field and we even saw her grazing just a little. She spent the night in the barn out of the cold rain and seemed much calmer this morning. She has lost that gaunt wild eyed look – I did not hear her grinding her teeth in the night which was a relief.
I will take her temperature again when I go out and let you know.
Do you see these little kittens? They were born in the barn on the West Side – they went to a new home yesterday where a friend of mine has had trouble with rodents in his sheds. Hopefully these three grow to be good mousers.
Early this morning Boo and I went hunting because we still have something trying to dig under the door of the chook-house – minks don’t dig that obviously so I am not sure what it is. The chickens sounded the alert, out we went, Boo saw something and chased it under a pile of concrete drain pipes and it literally went to ground, after a while it got too cold for me so I have left Boo to it. I could not see what it was but it is not coming out in a hurry.
Ok! While still keeping our eyes on everything else, we must turn our close attention to Tia. She is looking like calving soon.
I won’t be taking FreeBee to Champaign today. I want to stay close to Del for a bit longer and we have another cool weather system coming through.
It is cold this morning! Looks like the asparagus will be going into a pause. We have picked only twice. Ahead of us we have a few overnights dropping into the 30’s again.
To work everybody!!