Update 2: Layla passed away on Monday 10/15. It turns out the initial veterinarian missed significant injuries to her head and spine and she was suffering a brain bleed these past few weeks. I am devastated and processing. Both she and DeeDee were such amazing souls and I feel responsible as a member of the human race that a human caused them so much pain. Update: Unfortunately, it is not a good one. Layla started having balance and coordination issues. She started having difficulty lifting her feet and would drag her left hoof, her neck dropped and started listing to the left and she even fell a few times due her inability to keep her legs underneath her. She continues to scream. She is in bad shape, not with it and is clearly struggling both mentally and physically so she is back at the vet (a different one than mentioned before) and they are assessing her for neurological damage as they've ruled everything else out. This vet said the random screaming was a neurological symptom but, in the other vet's defense, this one had the benefit of seeing all the other symptoms that came later. It could be a stroke, brain damage, infection from the dog attack, we don't know yet. However, if her condition is not treatable or does not improve, I cannot allow her to live in the condition she is currently in - I have consulted with others and seeing her struggle we all agree that unless she can improve it is not a good quality of life. Before this started her wounds were healing and we thought she was doing well, so this is a curve ball. She is such a fighter and she has chosen and fought to live so many times - it is a miracle she's still here. We're hoping she'll do the impossible again but unfortunately this time, if it is brain damage that permanently impedes her ability to function, no amount of fight can can fix it. She has a CAT scan this afternoon. Please wish us luck. Hi all, three weeks ago an idiot put his mastiff in my goat pen (obviously without my permission or knowledge) and the dog killed one of my baby pygmies and almost killed the other. Three weeks later, Layla is still with us but the dog was in the pen for 6 hours before it was discovered and he did a number on her. It seems her physical injuries are improving (although she is still on pain meds and antibiotics) but she is beginning to exhibit behavior that the vet can't explain medically - she will all of a sudden start screaming as if she is in terror and her eyes will get large. Two nights ago she did this twice, last night three times. Today she was shaking but she didn't have a fever. The x-rays showed that the skull did not penetrate the brain but there was some damage to her head and we know that it will be awhile for her neural plasticity to do its work. She's seen vets since the attack and have said they think she will make a full or almost full recovery. She is eating, pooping, we put her back on the bottle with fresh goats milk to keep her hydrated and get her some nutrients. She was born 5/11/18 so while it is late for the bottle we thought it might help her and at least provide her comfort. She is walking but still sore and nowhere near herself yet. We are trying to figure out why she is randomly screaming. These are our current hypothesis: -flashbacks to the attack -some kind of PTSD -her nerve endings are coming back online -her neurological systems are waking back up Does anyone have any idea what is going on? Obviously, we are just keeping her as comfortable as possible and providing care but it would be nice to know what is causing this in case we can do something to help her. Again, the vet doesn't have an explanation and says that she is on the mend.