I feel kinda dumb for asking for prayers for my goat. I know that there are a lot more important things out there than my doe. But here's the story: I noticed a lump on her jaw last Oct. I had it aspirated to see what it was and thankfully no CL. I then had it lanced and have been fighting with the thing all winter. I would think it was healed up and then it would get infected again(more like never actually went away). The vet had us start flushing it everyday and put her on pen. and told us he thought it might be a tooth root abcess. That was a month ago and now that she has finally kidded I was able to take her to have the vet look at her. The vet said today that it is a tooth root abcess. It looks 80% better and no puss at all has come out of it the past couple of days, but we noticed that she was leaking cud from the opening.(perfect) Today, however, we didn't see any cud in it...all the peroxide came out clear. He said since there was good improvement there is hope that the infection is gone and the hole will heal on it's own. But if not the only thing left would be surgery. A surgery that would cost $1,000-1,500 to have done. He told us to keep her on the pen. and to keep flushing it for now. Gosh I hope and pray(hard) that it will heal on it's own. I do not have the money to do the surgery. The doe is Marla, my best doe.(of course) I have her yearling daughter, Mercedes, and her twins from this year, Mambo and Minnie. So I guess her bloodlines wouldn't be totally gone if I end up losing her, but she's such a pretty doe and she is sweet, too. Please pray that the pen. works and it will eventually heal on it's own. It does look a lot better, so there is hope. Thanks guys.