So talk about fast onset. Dawn was fine yesterday and today she was flat out on her side. I swear she was taking her last breaths! This was my first time separating her from her kids to get milk from her. Well she was laying down in the stall when I got there this morning. I managed to get her on the milking stand and her left side milked out fine, about 2 1/2 cups. Her other side gave me about a dixie cups worth. I could tell it was clumpy... but not watery. I tested her milk with the mastitis test strip and Bam, black/green dot... oh ####! I put her back out so I could get everyone milked out and when I let the kids back out she was knocked over by them she was sooo weak. I finally found my thermometer and she had a temp of 106! I called my vet and they said to give her some Banamine. I did and it took and hour to work. She was just laying out flat in her stall with her kids. I sat with her for a while and I even accepted that she would need to be put down. Finally she stood up and started eating. The vet came and gave her baytril and some cefa-lak (sp) in her udder. He gave me more of the cefa-lak and said to give her half a tube tomorrow and another half the next day. Also gave me more banamine to give her. So now she is separated from the other goats since the kids can't drink from her and i have no where to put her. I feel so bad for her. Is this worth it? Should I consider putting her down? What else can i do for her? I've gone from 1 to 5 bottle babies today. :sigh: She was producing all the milk for her kids and another.... so now I need to go buy cows milk I guess. :GAAH: Gosh, I dunno how much the vet bill is going to be.