On the Road to Recovery — 9 Comments

  1. I’m so glad she’s doing better. That’s quite the ordeal you’ve all been through. I hope she continues to recover. I have some moms right now that look horrible because of how much they’ve been giving to their kids.

  2. I’m so glad that she seems to be okay – how scary it must be to have no idea what is going on!! The twins seem to be very frisky 🙂

  3. what a page turner of a post! i am so relieved your mama sheep is doing better. i am wondering the cause of this reaction . are they allergic to any weeds in the pasture? i know horses can have serious reactions but i don’t know anything about sheep. happy spring!

  4. I am so glad your mama lived! What a great job you did!

    You bring up a very good point, too… not to judge things by what you see once. We had an ancient pony for the last 3 1/2 years of his life, and by the last year, he looked like a starving wraith. With Cushings, and other issues, he was vetted constantly, and fed special feed. I am sure people coming up and down our road who did not know us thought we were starving him to death, but instead, we agonzed over him constantly until he died at the age of 34. Sometimes there ARE animals that are not being treated well, but sometimes we have loved and slaved over animals only to see them take a sad turn.

    What a good ending for your story, I hope she stays healthy. The lambs are little dolls!

  5. Hello!

    I’m so sorry to read that your Ewe went down like that….but I’m glad to see that she’s feeling better. Isn’t it strange that she was the only one who went down like that from the heat. I can understand it taking her a while to get back to normal though….my husband got heat stroke when we were moving a few years ago and he dropped to the floor. Even a couple of months later he still didn’t feel normal and didn’t have much energy….he says he’s never been quite the same since. Now we’re real careful when it gets hot. The doc told hubby to drink something with electrolytes…..I wonder if there’s something like that for animals? Might be worth checking into. She’s a beauty and so are your two lambs. Thanks for stopping by today…it was nice to ‘meet’ you! Have a wonderful day…
    Maura 🙂

    • Yeah, sometimes it’s just a guessing game. The vet thinks that maybe there was something else going on that made her more susceptible to the heat than everyone else–but since she responded so quickly to heat stroke treatments, we may never really know what the first trigger was.

      We do have electrolytes for their water, but sometimes you have to be careful because they don’t like the taste and won’t drink it. With her we put some dextrose, etc. in the IV to make up for it and slipped her some molasses in her water to encourage her to drink up.

  6. I hope she continues to recover, poor thing! That is very odd that she’s the only one who got sick. At least she’s recovering now and the lambs are ok too.

    • Yes, we’re so glad everyone seems to be doing ok. It’s nerve-wracking trying to figure out what’s wrong. We worry that it’s something everyone could get or we worry that it’s something that will come back again.

      It’s funny too, we were talking with our vet about how sometimes you go for years without any trouble and then one year it just hits. We haven’t needed the vet out in more than 2 years and then, BAM, twice in one season.