Monday, March 15, 2010

Oh my.



Abby, our baby goat, is sick and I am just beside myself. She was fine on Friday night, but by morning she was very sick. We took her to a neighboring farm on Saturday morning and our friend Beth (she's like the goat doctor in these parts) gave her antibiotics and treated her for pneumonia. Abby seemed to do much better after that until this morning...she is getting worse now. Beth is coming this evening after work to give her more antibiotics. She laying on my chest asleep right now, I just gave her a bottle....


It may sound silly to get all worked up over a little goat, but you can't help but fight for them....


I'll check back in soon. xo, Sam

12 comments:

KBriggs said...

I will be praying hoping that Abby will heal!
i can totally understand the feeling over Abby. i had the same feeling for my piggy back at home. :)

Barbara said...

I do so hope that Abby will be better at the end of the day. It is an emotional thing I'm sure to see such a tiny creature struggling.

Sarah said...

it's not silly, you have a love of animals, I hope those antibiotics help little Abby

NatalieDeltaGam said...

my family has always had goats (i even put some of their pictures on my blog today...i love those goats) and it was one of life's hardest lessons when one passed away...especially as a baby. once a mama goat had triplets and only one survived--i cried and cried and cried.
i will say a prayer for little abby and for your family--i know how hard these things are!

Christine said...

hugs and prayers, i believe that you have do do all you can while you can and then know if things don't work out that you tried your best

Leslie said...

It's so hard when they're sick. We had 8 baby goats, but lost one from coccidia on Friday night. We have one more that we think has it, but she's doing much better. I hope that Abby is able to heal completely and quickly.

Michele's Hobbies and Interests said...

I so hope that she gets better! I work for a vet but don't do farm animals. I love all animals though.

Debbie said...

I'm praying. Having grown up on a farm, I fully understand the heartache.

KarenH said...

Oh Sam, I hope she gets well quickly! Poor little thing.

A family in our church has 4 baby goats and the kids have been so anxious to see them. Due to all the mud we've got causing problems with a visit she just decided to bring the little runt to church with her yesterday so the kids could see her. I can see getting attached very quickly to something so cute.

jenn said...

Bless her heart!!!! I am pulling and praying for Abby, please let us know how she does.

Anonymous said...

Oh Samantha, I am sorry Abby isn't doing very well. It isn't silly to care so much about the helpless animals. I would be a wreck! Take care.

selahestelle said...

I've never owned a goat, but I'm so sorry to hear this! I don't care what kind of animal it is, especially if it's a baby, my heart bleeds. I will be hoping and praying that Abby feels better, she's precious!