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Barley Passed away

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Barley went off feed suddenly Monday and started laying around more than usual. After a heroic battle for her life while I am sick with covid, she died in my arms this morning. I did most everything for her. It's like something in her digestive system just stopped. I heard and felt rumen activity but she was not pooping. She was still up and walking throughout this. I was so sure she was doing better last night. But at some point in the night she stopped getting up, bloated, and became quite cold. I knew we had lost the fight this morning and held her close while she quickly faded and began to panic. I held her so tight to help soothe her. I am hoping I helped in some way to ease her passage. I can't believe she is gone, but I am glad to no longer see her in that pain she was in. A hard day for me today. I need a win with the next kiddings. I will be keeping another daughter from Flora. It's so hard that bright life and potential as a first freshener just starting her milking career here is just gone.
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Oh I鈥檓 so sorry. This always so hard. You did what you could and held and comforted her at the end. I know the feeling, really really sorry 馃槶馃槩
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Oh my gosh im so sorry... she knew she was loved
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I'm so very sorry she's gone 馃槩

Please take care if yourself and get better from covid.
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Oh no! That is so sad. I鈥檓 sorry to hear about Barley. It鈥檚 good that you were there for her.
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Oh no! I鈥檓 so sorry. My heart hurts for you. RIP sweet girl.馃槬馃槩馃槶
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I鈥檓 so sorry 馃槩
Wishing you lots of luck for the rest of your kidding season 馃崁馃崁馃崁
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I'm so sorry. Take care of yourself.
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I'm so sorry. You did your best. 馃槩
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So sorry... but glad that you were there to ease her passing.
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I鈥檓 so sorry for your loss!
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You took amazing care of her, even while you are battling illness and your heart was breaking, you still held her tight and let her know she was loved right to her last breath. That鈥檚 an amazing gift you gave her. I鈥檓 so, so sorry for your loss.
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I am truly sorry 馃槩
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It is strange how being there until the end hurts so bad but also makes us feel better. I am so sorry. She was lucky you were her human.
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Thanks, all!馃槶 Your words really help. I know people on this forum understand.
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