I got Nibbles when she was around 2 or three weeks old... Rejected baby goat and not sure if and how much colostrum she got at birth... She was underweight and I was advised to give her a bottle of 200ml full cream cows milk every 4 hours,as well as water with molasses.
Within the first week at home she stared having terrible diahree and was lethargic.
I raise her as if she is my own baby and seeing her like that broke my heart.
I took her to a vet who immediately started deworming and antibiotics and told me she might not make it.
I left the vet in tears...
I decided to stop the molasses water and give her 125 ml full cream cows milk every two hours, even through the night.
I made sure she was warm, dry and held her in my arms or on my lap a lot!
I took her to the vet daily for a antibiotic injection whilst giving her deworming / parasite medicine in her milk daily.
On the 3rd day I went back to the place I bought her to collect some goat droppings.
From this I made a tea with Luke warm water and mixed it with her milk for two feedings,hoping to get the right bacteria in her digestive system.
On day 4 she got another antibiotic injection and gained 600g in body weight.
On day 5 the vet said he is not giving her another antibiotic injection as her diahree stopped and her poop was solid.
For the next two weeks she drank 125 ml full cream cows milk, her poop became what I call black pepper corns and she stared playing!
Nibbles is my little (not so little anymore!) miracle, and the most grecaious, clever, loving and endearing pet I could ever dream to have!
Yes, we did get her a companion, a Nigerian doeling whom we call Patches.
More on this subject later though