I'm not sure if you have been around lately since we took in a few more baby goats late summer of this year. I have sort of named them but I'm not gonna lie. It's been a crazy fall and I didn't want to pick lame names. I wanted to take my time and study their personalities. So far, the smallest is Little Bit and I think I will stick with that.
Over a month ago, Little Bit injured his leg. We weren't sure how he did it but our guess was he was jumping on the boulders and sprained/cut his leg above his back hoof. We called out the vet and they came to treat him onsite. He was bandaged, given some pain meds and antibiotics. Fortunately, we still had the smaller fenced area set up from the last goat that needed to be contained for a period of time. So Little Bit had a comfy spot to recover.
All was well and he had a repeat vet check. Even though it looked like a hot mess, he was on the mend. But weeks later, his leg was swelling and looking worse again. What in the world?
The vet returned to have a look.
Keep in mind, you can always count on something happening as soon as you leave town. It's a given. Leave town, the house will flood, the fridge stops working and the toilet won't flush. Am I right?
So there I sat on vacation enjoying the cool breeze, sun on my face and toes in the sand, now completely distracted and somewhat distraught over Little Bit and his leg. Will meds work? Can we give him cream as well as antibiotics? What if it doesn't heal? Is it too late? I am not about to tell Scott. These goats have cost a dang fortune this fall. Nobody wants to hear "I told you so." But they are so sweet. How can you not love them?
Was it too late? Well, you will have to wait until next week. Until then, we have all the medication you need in the form of living, green leaves. And it is especially joyful this year as we are quickly wrapping up 2021! It's gonna be a new year before we know it!