3 day old cant stand

Discussion in 'Health & Wellness' started by Ellie schad, Mar 22, 2020.

  1. Ellie schad

    Ellie schad New Member

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    Mar 22, 2020
    North platte ne
    I have read a lot on here but nothing fully fits my situation.

    We found my baby wet and shivering. Did all things necessary to get him warm and alive. However; he cant stand. He has a lot on movement with his legs. Seems to be able to put weight on his legs but cant stay standing.

    He has a funny eye, head bobbing, tounge flicking out the side of the mouth. I have to get him to maneuver his tounge to feed him. Doesn't suckle quite right so I have to squeeze the bottle to get him enough milk in his belly.

    I am amazed at how much you can love a little guy so quic . But I don't want to be doing him more harm than good. Will he ever be able to stand, walk, play.

    Any help and thoughts are greatly appreciated
     
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  2. Ellie schad

    Ellie schad New Member

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    Mar 22, 2020
    North platte ne
    Ps can hold head but body is a little limp.
     
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  3. goathiker

    goathiker I'm watching you Staff Member Supporting Member

    Difficulty with sucking and tongue control is selenium deficiency. Difficulty standing is also. Often the tongue will hang out the side of the mouth while trying to suck.
    I would give selenium/E gel 3 days in a row and then a vitamin E gelcap for 2 or 3 more days.
    2 cc of the gel, put it on your finger and scrape it onto the roof of his mouth.
    Just squeeze the oil from vitamin E gelcaps into his mouth.
    He should perk up quickly.
     
  4. Ellie schad

    Ellie schad New Member

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    Mar 22, 2020
    North platte ne
    Thank you. We have give the e with selenium the last 2 days and he is more active. But still not able to get up. Guess I should give it some time to work. Thanks again.
     
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  5. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
  6. HoosierShadow

    HoosierShadow Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2010
    Central Kentucky
    I agree with what is said. Google selenium deficiency and floppy kid symptoms and see which seems to fit his symptoms. You can also try posting a video of him if your not sure, that might help. I sure hope he makes it for you.
     
  7. Ellie schad

    Ellie schad New Member

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    Mar 22, 2020
    North platte ne
    I cant get video to upload either to big or bad extension. any ideas how to do video.
     
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  8. Ellie schad

    Ellie schad New Member

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    Mar 22, 2020
    North platte ne
    Forrest is much cuter than these picture show
     
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  9. Sfgwife

    Sfgwife Well-Known Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    North Cakalaki
    You have to upload a vid to youtube then post the link to it here. ;).
     
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  10. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Selenium deficiency newborns..





    Floppy kid..


    These video's may help so you can see the difference in these cases.
     
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  11. Ellie schad

    Ellie schad New Member

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    Mar 22, 2020
    North platte ne

    Here's the link for a quick video of head and tonge movement. He is being shy with his leg exercising.
     
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  12. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    OK, not floppy kid.

    A vet is wise.
    What source of selenium did you give and how much?
    If you gave the gel, it works much slower.

    You may need something stronger to get into the system quicker, such as a Bo-se shot.
     
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  13. Ellie schad

    Ellie schad New Member

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    Mar 22, 2020
    North platte ne
    Vet gave him some shots last saturday. We are giving him e with selenium and calcium each morning.

    I will ask about the beso shot that is not something I remember the vet saying. Should I get some straight selenium instead of the e with selenium?

    I so want him to be ok. But more, I dont want him to suffer
     
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  14. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    Selenium is taken up easier together with E-vitamin.
    We are not astonished! This is a goat all right!
    So speaks real love! Thank you for that!

    And welcome to our group of goat lovers! You will find us very willing to share what we know, and to watch your pictures of your loved ones! :)
     
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  15. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    Do you know what shots the vet gave?
     
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  16. Ellie schad

    Ellie schad New Member

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    Mar 22, 2020
    North platte ne
    Thank you all for you help. Forrest started rectal bleeding again and looked to be internal. We put him down yesterday i am still crying. So hard even knowing he is now running, jumping, and playing which he was unable to do here.

    Thank you all again. Hopefully the other 17 kids will help heal my heart a little.
     
  17. toth boer goats

    toth boer goats Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2008
    Corning California
    I am so very sorry.
    You tried very hard to save him. :(
     
  18. ksalvagno

    ksalvagno Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sorry you lost him.
     
  19. Goats Rock

    Goats Rock Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    NE Ohio
    You did all you could. So very sorry you lost him.
     
  20. Trollmor

    Trollmor Well-Known Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Goatless in Sweden
    Yes, we never get used to it. :hug:(grouphug):hug:
     
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