The vet called and Jackson doesn't have any rotation or sinking of the coffin bone. Yes! Let me repeat that. YES!! We are still waiting on the insulin test which will come back tomorrow. So, there is no permanent damage and he should recover and return to work. He will require management which I am more than happy to do. His soles are thin so they got very soft and flexible in our wet weather - and tromping through the puddles to get to the water trough. I need to get those nice and hard again. His blood work was pretty normal as well. He does have some levels consistent with bowel irritation which isn't surprising given his loose manure with the new hay. I am going to give him a Panacur Power Pac to ensure there aren't any parasites lurking and evading the fecal cultures. No more sugar is going to be the biggest change. No vitamins. No supplements except his GastroEase. ...no carrots, no apples, no cookies, no Good & Plenty. OMG - can I do this??!! Yes, yes, of course I can. I can do whatever I need to in order to keep my Jackson well. Actually it feels good having something to do. Last night and this morning were hard... waiting for the vet to call with results, not knowing, imaging the worst, not being able to do anything. My boss told me to take my own advice and breathe. Oh, duh. How did I forget that??
We continue to move forward on the goat front. I've been busy talking to goat owners, feed store owners, and reading all about the adorable little creatures. Brett has been busy drawing plans. Shed plans, fence plans, plot diagrams... At least we don't obsess about the same aspects of this project! Tonight he will go to the home owner association board meeting to get approval on his shed plans. Here is what he will present:
Can you tell he started out as an architecture major?