After our ordeal on Sunday, we have had some frantic days. Saffron seemed to come through her premature baby episode, but we could not get her to really start eating. Her temperature remained low (like 99F low) and it was quite a struggle (goat temperatures are normal in the 102-103F range). We continued to give her antibiotics, vitamin B, and also NutriDrench.
In the last two days or so she has perked up quite a bit, and is finally eating more and doing some serious cudding. Her temp seems to be holding at about 100.5-8. We got her a very stylish coat, to help her hold her body heat a little more efficiently, and the pen is really beefed up with lots of straw. She is roaming the whole paddock with her BFF Battie, as well as Betsy the Bouncing goatie girl, and Saffron seems much more like her old self.
Of course, I continue to worry about her recuperation, and now that the antibiotics are done, we continue to give her vitamin B and ProBios with her food. If she is cudding, she is creating warmth for her body, and I hope that tomorrow and Sunday’s temperatures will help. Sun will help a lot as well! Today’s ice mess was a welcome day home for me, but it wasn’t optimal for my girls. So we will continue to wait and see if Saffron keeps getting better.