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Nothing yet from Hope. No goo or anything. Any contractions we have seen have been really mild. Shes been up and down, she's currently up munching some hay. I gave her a few more tums and a couple pumps of nutridrench for energy. Her ligs are gone but shes being stubborn. It makes me nervous just because her mom died kidding when she was born from a malpositioned kids, or my inexperienced assistance. Hope is going to be 2 in May and is a full grown first freshener. I try to not worry but I still do.

Sunny's boy are doing great. 2 have the udder down great. 1 who Louis has named Luke is a bit one the slow side. Super eager but for moms neck. I've tried and tried positioning him and putting the teat in his mouth but nope. I have fed moms colostrum to him by bottle twice nowand he has good suck. Just the wrong end....
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Silly boy, he’ll get it figured out soon I hope.

Take a deep breath, chances are Hope will be fine, don’t let being tired let your mind wander into dark places and scare yourself. I know, easier said than done. Kidding season is as scary, and as wonderful, at the same time As I’ve ever experienced about anything before because we have put so much heart and soul into our girls. It’ll be ok.
Try to rest and hang in there :)
 

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I just went out and checked on Hope, up walking around eating, I saw one subtle contraction. Decided I would bring some hot molasses water to off the girls that have freshened in the last 24 hours and Hope. When I came back she was working on eating that thick mucus plug. I mean like that really thick white one that you see them kind lose a bit off in the week before kidding. I hope that means shes picking up the pace a bit but she didn't seen at all in a rush ugh. lol She's in general an incredibly lazy girl, especially since she's been pregnant.
 

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So I may need help guys, Hope had to be assisted. We had to go in and pull 5 kids. All are alive and feed and good but she is very sore. She's attentive to them, her placenta I worry about. How long after she kids should I wait til I worry if she doesn't have it out, its hanging. She's exhausted. ALSO I have penicillin or LA 200, which should I give since we went in just to prevent infection? I do also worry about Uterine tearing just because that is literally how her mom died. So I am scared. I know she will be sore but part of me is still like is she dying?? She's licking her kids, drank some molasses water, had some grain, some jump start, 3 tums and some nutri drench. I don't have banamine so I did give a little childrens Ibuprofen liquid to take the edge off. Any other helpful hints for the moment. She was standing and cleaning kids but is now laying down for a bit.
 

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I'll give her a shot of Penicillin for the next 5 days just to safe. I'll be pulling probably 2 of her kids. Daisy one of my other FFs is having a hard time keeping up with all of her boys so I'll likely pluck one of them too. Hope is up eating, the placenta is very nearly out. She's loving on her kids and is looking almost completely normal again <3 its a good day. So far momma has had enough colostrum to gett everyones bellies very full twice this morning <3
 

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OMG 5? Thats amazing. I understand mamas being sore, who wouldnt be. Im big on giving my dams a little selenium, probios, and vit b complex gel. Her body has gone through alot and may need a little boost. My girls love it when I bring that out for them. Just a little special for a day. I agree with prep H on the swollen parts, it helps shrink the membrane and coat it, for a soothing feeling.
You Did a Great Job.! Congrats!
 

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I did the selenium, Jump start, Nutridrench, tums, Vit B Complex and penicillin over the last 24 hours. Molasses water too and her favorites, a couple grapes and banana slices. We won't breed her again. We love that little idiot and were so scared we'd lose her. She was the first kid on the farm here <3 Our Dolly.
 

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I did the selenium, Jump start, Nutridrench, tums, Vit B Complex and penicillin over the last 24 hours. Molasses water too and her favorites, a couple grapes and banana slices. We won't breed her again. We love that little idiot and were so scared we'd lose her. She was the first kid on the farm here <3 Our Dolly.
Aww, you sound like you are doing a great job with her. :hug: I hope she heals up real fast.
 

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She's doing fantastic today <3 all the kids have eaten. We have to pull 2-3 soon. They are so stinking sweet.
 

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