I'm new to goats as of a year ago, this will be my first batch of kids. I have raised all sorts of other animals, but goats seem to be a unique animal! Anyway...we have a Boer doe (Babs) that is currently 142 days pregnant. We noticed her laying down more about 1-2 weeks ago and groaning with breathign. At the time we chalked it up to her being the biggest of the 3 does that we had pregnant and she sounded like she was talking to her babies. In the last 3-4 days she has barely gotten up, though every time we check on her she is in a different position/place; hasn't touched her grain mix, and has barely drank water, and her breathing was up to 80/min. Once we realized she wasn't just going into labor we started doing a lot of fast reading....we started 2 days ago drenching her with "magic" (molases, corn oil, corn syrup) mixed with Tums, or probiotics, or a multivitamin (rotated through these) about 4 times/day. Yesterday we ended up taking her to the vet and he gave her 3 liters of IV fluids and an amp of glucose IV. Even though we are 2 days early for the 144 day mark of inducing...we did give her dexamathasone this morning about 9am. Her status this afternoon: she still hasn't drank much, and has only had a bite or two here and there, she is marginally more active (able to stand up and more resistance to our drenches), Her eyes are a little sunken looking, and I can still feel fetal movement. At about 4pm we gave her Calcium gluconate SQ "just in case". I am worried. I *think* she is slightly better, but not out of the woods. Has anyone had a goat get down this far and still survive to raise the kids? Is there something else I'm missing? Our thoughts at this point are to give 12 hours for the dex to start working and then give hormone to induce labor. We have a vet on standby to do a csection, but he isn't really a goat vet (PLEASE be nice...I'm trying to save a pet and if possible, her babies).