Hi all, I wrote in another thread about my Mini Toggenburg first freshener who kidded five babies and came down very sick the following day. Maybe I'm borrowing trouble here, I've been known to do that on more than one occasion, but I'd like your opinions. My little girl is hanging in there. She ran 105 degree temps for over a week, while being treated with Naxcel and Baytril and being hand fed and watered. Very congested udder, which I'd expect from the fever. Babies put on bottles, but two of them continue to nurse. After a week of little change and consult with the vet, we changed the Baytril to BioMycin and she began to improve. Temp dropped to 102 or so and she started to eat better and pay attention to her babies. I dropped the Naxcel three days ago, and continued the BioMycin till tuesday this week, then stopped. After a day, she spiked her temp to 103 or 103.5 but did not change behavior or seem sick. I sometimes obsess about fever. Now, she seems to be getting better. Ears are erect, she's chewing cuds and tending her babies and hungry for her grain. She doesn't seem to want to spend a lot of time on her feet, as if she's in some pain. She'll walk her babies out into the pasture and then lay down, only getting up when they pester her to nurse. She wants hay, wants grain, wants her favorite tree treats. Behaviorally, she seems to be making little strides each day feeling better. She's had an ultrasound, the vet said he saw nothing unusual in her uterus other than a lot of fluid, which she expelled in the first few days. Not fresh blood. Chocolatey looking pudding consistency which seemed heavy, but she was also laying down a lot so it may have just looked like a lot since she'd smeared it all over her bum. She's stopped that now,no discharge. When I look at her, I feel like she's slowly getting better, digging herself out of this hole she got into, but this little spike in her temp has me really spooked. I know there are people who don't bat an eye at any temp under 104 but when I first changed her to the BioMycin she dropped to 102.5 until I stopped the antibiotics. I put her back on Naxcel and BioMycin this morning. Tonight she is alert, snuggled up with her babies and nosing thru her hay and chewing cud. I kind of feel like that infection is suppressed but not gone. I'd really like to see her temp go to 102 or so and stay there. We are in the middle of a fair and have goats at the fair and goats at home and I'm spread pretty thin till Sunday, I'm going to call the vet and see what he says tomorrow, friday. I don't think she had a torn uterus, as two judge/breeders I talked to today told me that a uterine tear would have bled out internally and I'd have lost her by now. It's been three weeks Sunday since she kidded. Your thoughts are greatly appreciated. Thanks!