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Our little runt is very wobbly, can't walk properly, lets out little moans, temperature is 93.9. Don't know what's wrong, please put any idea what it could be. He was kinda throwing up but I though it was just him learning to regurgitate.
 

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How old is he? His temperature is VERY low. You need to warm him up ASAP. Blow dryer, or set him close to a heater, or wrap him in not towels from the dryer. He needs to get up to 100* or more (normal is around ~102).
 

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How old is he? His temperature is VERY low. You need to warm him up ASAP. Blow dryer, or set him close to a heater, or wrap him in not towels from the dryer. He needs to get up to 100* or more (normal is around ~102).
He's eight weeks. He's currently at the emergency vet but they're not sure he'll make it. He's got really low blood sugar and is extremely weak. I still have no idea what caused this and I'm absolutely devastated. The only possible things I can think of is he was nibbling on a paper towel a while back and he also did eat a few pieces of dog food. I have no idea what to do and I'm just praying the vet can save him.
 

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I'm glad you took him to the vet and I hope he pulls through for you. Nibbling a paper towel and trying a few pieces of dog food shouldn't do this to him (a lot of dog food maybe could, but not a few pieces). However, it sounds like he was a rather exploratory eater and he may have gotten into something you're not aware of. Goats can do that sometimes. It may also be a digestive bug that has nothing to do with what he ate. I'm glad you got him to the vet right away. I hope they can help him.
 

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Just an update. Thank you all for your well wishes. The vet suspects that he wasn't getting enough nutrients or absorbing them properly. She did some tests and gave him some stuff, he's now doing much better and hopefully is on the road to recovery. The vet said that it's possible that, since the doe had quads for the first time, she wasn't producing enough nutrients in her milk and the runt got even less then his siblings. Hopefully the little guy is now on the mend and he'll be back to his happy, bouncy self.
 

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Oh, I'm so glad he made it through the night! I was worried about him and I'm really glad you took him to the emergency vet instead of waiting because I don't think he'd have made it till morning. I hope they can get the nutrients into him he needs and that he makes a full recovery.
 

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Our little guy is doing much better. He came home today and is very happily nibbling on hay right now. The vet gave us some meds to give him (antibiotics and such) and recommended supplementing more with a bottle. He's much more alert so I'm really happy about that and I'm glad it looks like he'll recover.
 
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