UPdate this afternoon: after her morning walk-a-bout, she spent all day laying down and about 6 hours after the steroid shot, she is up again, and eating hay standing up and went on a trip up to the barn. She is not shaking as bad on her legs, still some tremors, but looks much better. I hope all her skin sores and bruises heel fast. She looks pretty rough right now. But she looks HAPPY!!!
This evening she has been moving around a lot, still eating and drinking well, seems to be able to get up pretty easy now compared to yesterday. Seems to be able to go where she wants. Hope she keeps it up!
Update today, she is still able to get up and down today. Not as perky as she was yesterday, but still eating and drinking. She looks sore. She is on the steriod still. We are planning on keeping her on it for a total of seven days. I hope that isn't too long. I kind of gave up on my vet, I hate to think that way but I lost faith.
Update tonight: She was up grazing when I got home from work! Yeah! Still a little wobbly but getting around well!
Hopefully this picture shows up. It is a photo of Sassy (on right) she looks pretty rough, you can see the sores on her hips from being down for so long. If it wasn't so chilly, I would like to wash all the caked crud off of her too. It will just have to wear off on it's own, I am letting her do whatever she wants.
Post by jerseylovinliz on Oct 19, 2010 21:06:22 GMT -5
I'm so glad she's able to get up on her own again! Her ears are even up! Y'all did good! I know it's hard hard work when they're sick/down. Hopefully y'all can get some good sleep now & she'll continue to grow stronger.
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction.
Honestly, I don't think she looks that bad from her ordeal!! Janene
I couldn't agree more!! She looks incredible! At first I was certain that you must have posted the wrong picture, because both of those cows look pretty darn good to me!!! A most excellent job in cow-care on your part - congratulations!
The friendly cow all red and white, I love with all my heart.
She gives me cream with all her might, to eat with apple-tart!
THE COW - Robert Louis Stevenson
Mom to two, wife to one, and caretaker of many!
Jellybean, Guernsey cow 6/'12
Skittles, Guernsey heifer 6/'14
Max, Guernsey steer 6/'14
Berk-x sows, Poultry, Beef steers.
Thanks everyone! She is still doing great, I think she is well on the road to recovery! I just wanted to add that this group is so positive and supportive. If all you folks didn't encourage me I don't think I would of believed she could of been helped. All of your knowledge combined is some pretty powerful help. I hate to get mushy, but I trust your collective opinion more than my vet. Nowdays, I don't think modern dairies do much with down cows. A big 3,000 cow dairy down the road didn't even have a lift I could borrow. I think he just trucks them off as soon as there is trouble. I was reading James Herriot and they used to go out and do surgeries and everything on cows. When my cow got hardware (what initially brought on the series of nightmares all summer) no one does surgery except MSU anymore and they said they hadn't done one of those in years. Anyways thanks again everyone!!!!
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