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Ultimate Blog Challenge Day 6

I had a very rough week last week so I am picking back up where I left off. Of course this means that for me the challenge will run into September but I am ok with that.  Today is write about something that helped you to over come a challenge. I think so far the biggest challenge I have faced with the animals would be my Falene. She is such a pain in the butt but I wouldn’t change her for the world. We are still working with the vet to try to figure out what happened, although she is doing better now.

In July, she started acting very strange. She would get aggressive for no reason, and has never been before. So much so, that I had to put in a pen all the time. I couldn’t let her out of the pen because she would attack everyone and anyone that went into the back yard. Most of my goats have horns and they know how to use them. Then she quit eating. That is when I called the vet. I tried to drench her with vitamins and minerals and it did nothing so I knew I needed help. The vet came out and checked her over. Ran blood work and gave me something to give her for pain, something to stimulate her appetite, and some more  injectable vitamins and minerals. Nothing seemed to work.

The vet also gave me an alfalfa powder to mix up and feed her by syringe to get nutrients into her. She would come back in a couple days with the results of the blood work.  Nothing changed and nothing helped. On the day the vet came back she stated seizing.  I thought sure I was going to lose her. She said all her blood work was fine so we still don’t know what is wrong.

After two days of her seizing, we were finally going to put her down because I couldn’t stand seeing her going through this, especially knowing that she was in pain. I went and said my good bye, hugged her tight, and took her collar off. Aarron was going in to put her down and she got up and started eating her hay and was drinking again! She just got up! So he decided to give her a few days to see what she was going to do. When the vet called again to check on her, she was fine! We still don’t know what was wrong with her, but I’m guessing the love and attention she got was a helping factor in getting over whatever it was that got into her.

Have a great day!

Renee

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