So sorry it all ended like this, hugs and commiserations :-(
Big Moo (dexter cow), Belle (jersey cow) Little Moo (dexter steer), Jack (lowline steer), Ziggy (lowline x dexter steer), Flora (lowline cow), Jaffa (dexter x red angus cow), Sorcha (jersey x highland heifer), Annie (jersey heifer), Panda & Oxboy (jersey steers), Vienna, Ari & Spring (calves). 8 sheep (dorper and awassi x white dorper), 2 cats (Sarge& Jasmine), Finn& Poppy the Amazing Maremmas, 18 chooks.
Post by suburbancow on Jul 12, 2012 1:33:37 GMT -5
Oh Nicole, I completely understand the nervous breakdown thing, what a trauma for you, but please be kind to yourself about it...
You were such a wonderful owner and she knew it and now she won't have to suffer any more.
Thank you so much for so vigilantly documenting this process for all of us. After all your days and days of hard work, you were still dedicated enough to put it all down here. Please take heart in the fact that many, many other owners and cows will have benefitted enormously from yours & Sweet Pea's journey.
You are a very special custodian of animals......
Thinking of you all and all the best for you and your family's new start.
Oh how very sad for you. That had to be very difficult. You did what was best for Sweet Pea, and that is what matters. You are very courageous. Thank you for sharing the journey with us, through all the ups and downs. I at least am in awe of your efforts. You took her from being very sick to healthy again, amazing! She was able to pass with dignanty and pain free, what you did was beautiful. You gave her a gift not many could have. You can tell by your last picture that Sweet Pea was happy being with you. Good luck to you. I hope your healing can start soon and you can enjoy your coming adventures karen
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Post by babyboy1mom on Jul 12, 2012 15:03:17 GMT -5
I am so sorry that you had to make this difficult decision. I haven't posted, but have been keeping up with your thread and praying for you and Sweet Pea. I too believe that you made the right decision, under the circumstances.
I am in a similar situation as you. My Daisy was diagnosed with Staph. A in her L.R. quarter back in August 2011. We treated it several times and then dried her off and treated it again. Well, she freshened on June 26, 2012 and I had her milk cultured again. Now she has Staph. A in 3 quarters. At this point, her milk is straining well, no clumps or strings. The milk is sweet, except for the ketosis right now. I am working on getting her over the ketosis and then I am going to try a last ditch effort to clear up the Staph. A. I know that it is a long shot, but I have to at least try one more thing.
DH wants me to get rid of her and start over, but she is my baby. I have had her since she was 4 months old and she will be 4 yrs. old in November. I told him that I have to have her milk at this time, to feed Sparky.
My vet tells me to "just ignore it." I cannot just ignore it and let it fester and get worse. It is not, I guess you would say, active at this time, but I know that it is there and will flare up again.
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I have read along with this thread in complete amazement of what you have done to care for Sweet pea. I have showed many people the incredible pictures and you and sweet pea sometimes just pop into my thoughts during the day. I've been thinking about you a lot lately and wondering what was going to happen. I can't imagine being so invested in a recovery like that and then having to make such an incredibly hard decision. I'm sure it's not much comfort but I think you made the right decision, even knowing now that you have a place you can keep cows. I can't imagine the strength that it took to send her off. You are incredibly strong and compassionate. I am in tears
Post by Laura G in Idaho on Jul 18, 2012 23:01:03 GMT -5
I would like to add my belated condolences to you, Nicole. You did your best by Sweet Pea. I was amazed at how you so carefully nursed her back to health. That took dedication! I'm sorry her end had to come, but so glad that you were able to help her enjoy the last days of her life, rather than suffering in misery and pain.
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