My Poor Little Chloe

Discussion in 'Goat Frenzy' started by powderhooves, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. powderhooves

    powderhooves New Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    I have a little goat who is three months old now. I took her to the vet awhile back because what seemed to be a chronic sinus infection. She has been off and on antibiotics since then. After the second round I told the vet she would appear better and then suddenly it would return. He suggested a second visit.

    The vet examined her and she did once again have a respiratory infection. I was chatting with him and told him it was very odd that when she nurses milk often comes out her nose. It was as if a light bulb went off in his head. He immediately checked her mouth and discovered my sweet little goat has a cleft palate. Her momma knew something was wrong. I had a horrible time getting mom to nurse this baby. Sometimes animals are so much smarter than we are!

    I'm just devastated. He called various specialists and they all concurred the prognosis is dismal. They could operate but they have done it before and never with long term results. It's also outrageously expensive. Thousands.

    I don't like to see any animal suffer. I have picked up antibiotics but am also asking everyone to lift this little goat up in prayer. I know I'm hoping for a miracle but they do happen to people so why not to sweet little goats.

    I have a farm visit scheduled on the 17th to wether the buck and give shots to the pups. I don't want to think of putting her down but it breaks my heart to see her suffer. So...count down the days to a miracle for my little Chloe.
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    oh I am so sorry :hug:


  3. Sorry to hear this. I am not sure it is the same in goats but when I had a pup turn up with a cleft, years ago when I breed, we would tube feed and often it would close on its own in time. So there might be hope?

    Best wishes, keep us posted.
  4. liz

    liz Well-Known Member

    Oct 5, 2007
    Shelocta PA
    :pray: Sent that she mends on her own, I am so sorry that you are going through this heartbreak :hug:
  5. powderhooves

    powderhooves New Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    That gave me a glimmer of home. Thank you so much!!! She has made it this far...just maybe.....keep praying for my little girl.
  6. yonderhill

    yonderhill New Member

    Jan 15, 2009
    Upstate NY
    I am so sorry for you and Chloe both!! You are in my thoughts!

  7. Jenna

    Jenna New Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    :pray: I will pray for your Chloe!! :hug:
  8. powderhooves

    powderhooves New Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Thank you all so much for keeping Chloe in your prayers. I have her on healing sites all over the internet too. Will keep everyone posted.

  9. ProctorHillFarm

    ProctorHillFarm New Member

    Poor little thing- and poor you! You both are in my thoughts :pray:
  10. deenak

    deenak Member

    Oct 10, 2007
    Ames Iowa
    Prayers for Chloe coming your way
  11. motherof5boys1girl

    motherof5boys1girl Guest

    Aug 3, 2009
    poor little sweetie! :grouphug: :grouphug:
    i hope she will be ok, the little dear :hug:
  12. powderhooves

    powderhooves New Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Thank you all so much. Your prayers are greatly appreciated.
  13. MissMM

    MissMM New Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    McGregor, MN
    I guess there is something duct tape can't fix after all..... :sigh: But since she's survived this long and if the sinus problems are returning less frequently, maybe it will close in time? :pray:
  14. sweetgoats

    sweetgoats Moderator

    Oct 18, 2007
    Peyton CO.
    Becky, I was wondering how she was doing. I sure hope she is able to pull out of this. Now is she still nursing? If she is three months old, try to take her off mom and see how she does just grazing ad give her some grain. That will be the real test.

    :hug: Prayers to you both.

    So how are those pups coming along? I bet they are cute as ever.
  15. powderhooves

    powderhooves New Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Thank you!

    I have three pups spoken for and another three left to go. I had someone coming to see one tonight...but at the time an ambulance was showing not good timing. Hopefully, they will re-arrange. Mike's son just returned after 6 months in the hospital and was having an emotional melt down. Very depressed. Please send up prayers for him as well.
  16. Janne

    Janne New Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    Lots of prayers coming your way. :hug:
  17. powderhooves

    powderhooves New Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Thank you all for lifting my little Chloe up in your thoughts and prayers. It meant so much to both of us.

    The vet came by Monday. He was going to vaccinate all the pups, wether the buck and put Chloe down. He was going to take care of Chloe first but one puppy mom showed up with her two small children. I told the vet I didn't want to do it while they were there. He vaccinated all the pups and then we set off to see Chloe. He examined Chloe. He said she does have chronic sinus issues but she is happy, otherwise healthy and growing. It wasn't her time. I nearly cried! I know all the prayers and healing requests worked.

    If anyone knows of a holistic approach to treating sinus symptoms would you please let me know. She seems to be doing better on that front as well but I would like to have whatever I need on hand.

    Thank you all again!

    Blessings! :leap: