Wow, what a day. She early labored all day and at 6 she started pushing. By 6:30 she still hadn't had them so I went in. The buck that was up front was presenting correctly but he was huge. I tried for about 15 minutes and called the vet while my husband went across the road to get an experienced livestock guy. The vet told me to have him try for a little while and if that didn't work then he would c-section her. The vet started on his way out there but before he got there the guy pulled a huge buck out of her. It was awful, she was screaming and pushing and they were pulling and pushing. The buck was dead and she delivered 2 identical twins after that. They were both small and deformed, they didn't even have eyes. She was bred about three weeks after she had her last baby so I think that is to blame. The people that owned her last swore that she couldn't have been bred but they were wrong. We're going to dry her up and aren't going to breed her again for a long while. The vet made sure she was cleaned out and gave her lute, pro pen g, vit b, and banamine. She is wore out and just lays there. I got her to take some water with electrolytes and I am hoping in the morning she'll be up and eating hay. The vet said she should be fine as long as she gets up and starts eating and drinking by tomorrow. I hate that we lost these babies but I really don't want to loose her.
I'm so sorry for you and her you're doing the right thing for her now...sometimes bad things happen and all we can do is hang in there. She just needs time and TLC, both of which you're already giving her. Prayers for her recovery.
I just went out there and she was up and eating hay and she drank all of the water I had put out there for her. She is walking funny on one of her back legs. It is folded under at the ankle joint and she's walking on it that way. I hope it's from all the trauma that she went through today and by tomorrow she will be walking better. I'm just happy that she is interested in eating and drinking.
Thanks to all for your kind words. She met me this morning at the gate so she seems to be doing pretty well. She walks slow which is to be expected with everything that went on. She's eating hay and drinking normally, she still doesn't want grain. We've decided to keep her long term to ensure that she doesn't get bred too soon. The buckling was really big but we had a doe birth one about that size before so I'm wondering if she has a smaller pelvic area. As far as I know she kidded fine the other two times.
Karen, thanks for the advice. She has to be in pain so I'll be sure to give it to her for three days.