|I love my mom|
|And my mom loves me.|
|Ziggy and company|
UPDATE on Surprise and Twins (first post here).
Yesterday's victory was the first hurdle. Surprise went through several more slumps, which were worrisome. I followed the advice from Goatworld.com, "More Feedback on Hypocalcemia in Goats," and repeated the injections of calcium gluconate. She responded well each time, although she fought like a tiger against the needle pricks. Her appetite is has finally picked up this morning, which is key to being able to keep up with her own nutritional needs as well as the kids.
The kids were also a worry as neither had a good sucking reflex. I found excellent advice at the Clear Creek Farms website, "Care and Bottle Feeding of Newborns" and was able to syringe feed colostrom to both kids. They eventually caught on to nursing, which was a relief.
We're still contemplating names for Ziggy's triplets, but the names for Surprise's twins came easily. Meet
|Miracle (the first born)|
|and Grace (the second twin)|
They are doing much better now, just starting to get the baby boogie bounces. I'm still researching and evaluating Surprise's problem and what I could have done differently to prevent the problems. More on that soon.
I Love My Mom (& Surprise Update) © March 2014