Was he given any water in a bottle?
That I do not know. Honestly, I don't know how the poor thing has lived this long.Was he given any water in a bottle?
Well, he was definitely malnourished. Hasn't had any water that I know of. He's turned so quickly. I mean, when I got him, he was pretty limp....I told myself it was just needing his mama, as he'd rode at least an hour separated from her. So not even thinking it would be a problem, I put him and mama together in a small transport crate, he immediately started nursing. Which made me feel better. Then we drove an hour home, and he, again, seemed very weak. He stood for a minute, acted like he wanted to nurse again, but wouldn't quite life his head. Then the bloody peeing happened, now he acts like a calf with a belly ache...head turned into his stomach, heavy breathing, etcFKS is from too much/ or two rich of undigested milk. Sounds like this is not the issue with this guy.
If he was starving and baby drank alot of water, could cause it.
Definitely could be injury.
He may need to see a vet.
Oh my gosh, this has been the most helpful post!! You have no idea how thankful I am for this! I have all these things on hand too! Thank the Lord!! He did pee again (while laying down...bright red 😩😩)Im sorry. I know this has got to be hard. A vet is ideal for hands on checking but I know this will not be easy to do with a 3 day week end. Let try a few things ..But know he does sound critical. Poor guy im sorry.
Cayenne pepper is an amazing herb that you can give him to help in a bleeding issue. it also is great for perking them up, contains B vitamins in an easy usable form. I would give 1/8 teaspoon in a bit of honey, then dilute in enough water, maybe 1-2 cc and drench it slowly to him, a little bit every 30 minutes until gone. repeat. Tomorrow can do 4 times a day if you see no more blood other wise continue every 30 minutes dosing little at a time.
Continue to bottle him every 2 hours to help keep his strength up. Put a pinch of baking soda in his first bottle of the day.
weigh him and multiply that by 16 for his weight in oz. then multiply that by 10% to see how much per day he needs then divide into 4 or more bottles a day. For now I would feed every 2 hours until bed time, so divide into 6-8 bottles. Keep close watch on blood situation
Make sure his temp is not low before feeding him anything..101.5-103.5 is ideal range.
That's what I'm afraid of. 😔 I feel at fault for transporting him with his mom, as she probably stepped on him. His temp is 102.3 right now.Bright red blood is not good. Sounds like possible internal injury.
Thank you.Not your fault at all. Junk happens we do our best..thats all we can do.
Temp is good.
Tysm. ♥Been following this and I must say it tugs at my heart strings. Great advice given! You're doing the best you can. We all have situations like this when we feel helpless, or that we have done something to cause harm. The fact that you are seeking help and following advice is evidence your little goat is loved. Regardless of what happens, don't beat yourself up. Hang in there.
Thank you, I really wish I had those things on hand...but unfortunately I don't. I doubt he makes it til I get some. He's struggling. I would love to think that is the issue, and not an internal injury though....I would give him 0.5cc’s of Vitamin b complex sub q, then a pea sized dollop of selenium/vitamin e paste orally. His kidneys are probably so dehydrated from lack of liquid that he needs to flush out and his urine is very concentrated hence the “blood” coloring. I would also hive him some sterile saline solution sub q.
I hope he comes around, it sounds like he’s in bad shape. Make sure his temp is over 100* before any oral milk and the milk is either moms or whole cows milk heated to 101*