Thursday, 7 January 2010

poorly boy.....



one of our dear sweet lambs is poorly....
we raced him to the vets this morning in the back of the trusty Volvo after finding him writhing in pain :(
he has been given muscle relaxant, pain relief, various other drugs and a gut stimulant which we have dosed him with again tonight....
the vet does not know 100% what is wrong but top of the list at the moment is a case of colic possibly brought on by eating frozen grass... i find this hard to understand as in the sheep field the grass is so buried under snow and thick ice!



we have popped him in a hay filled sheep shelter where he has the comfort of a bed of his own but his mama, sister and friends can pop their noses through the gaps in the side... just so he knows that he is not alone.....
tomorrow, if he survives the night, we will return him to the flock as depression is a real issue with sheep - the sooner he is back in his normal routine the better...
think of our little man tonight and send all the good vibes you can...
i have spent the whole day outside fretting and i just know that it is going to be a long night......

t x

27 comments:

Rusty said...

I'm thinking of your poorly boy and hope he lasts the night. best wishes xx

mollycupcakes said...

Come little man, be strong and get well soon.
Be warm all snug in your very own bed and wake all fresh and bouncy again. Your Mama and sisters are with you to keep you safe through the night.
And Mummy and Daddy seahouse on watch 24/7
All our love and thoughts with you lovely lady.
Hugs,
Catherine x

BERTIE x said...

Oh poor little lamb. I will keep my fingers crossed for him, and for you.
Keep warm Tracy.
Bertie x

heidi said...

Poor little darling,i do hope he will be okay.
I will being thinking of him & you & wishing him well.
Sleep well. x

Pussycats and Angels said...

Hi Tracy
I'm so sorry to hear you have a poorly sheep, I'm sending him healing vibes..... This cold weather really can cause problems with our animals..... my whippet cross has been feeling under the weather today, she likes the snow and when I take her out she has two coats on, but I think she is feeling the cold. She has been wrapped in a blanket under the radiator all day and seems to be feeling abit better tonight. They are a worry.
I will pop by tomorrow to check his progress.
Best Wishes
Julie

Lyn said...

Oh dear, sending lots of good vibes for him tonight, it doesnt help it's so cold. He looks nice and snuggly in the hay!
Lots of love and
((((((((hugs)))))))))) for the poorly boy.
Love
Lyn
xxx

kristina said...

Oh I am so so sorry. Thinking of him and of you and sending fervent get well wishes. K x

Alexandra Mason said...

Hope he is ok...will be thinking about him xxx

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Oh get well soon little man, hope he is well enough to join the flock tomorrow.
Luv Sophie xxx

dawnkglover said...
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dawnkglover said...

You have done the best thing for your little sheep Tracy. I hope he will soon be better and back with his mama and sisters.
Love Dawn

P.K said...

Creatures cause so much worry. I'm sending my best get well vibes.

periwinkle said...

I;ve got everything crossed he'll be fine tomorrow - hugs

pebbledash said...

Sending love and sheep hugs, and lots of positive thoughts. Maybe some rescue remedy would help too, (you as well, T!).
Hope all is brighter tomorrow,
D x

Rubyred said...

Oh dear! I hope your poor little lamb manages to last the night! Sending good vibes and crossing everything for you too!
Rachel x

weebug said...

poor little lamb. i know that he is in the best of care. keeping him and all of you in my prayers

Cathy said...

Bless his heart. I've said a prayer but I'll be thinking of him too.

Tea with Willow said...

Sending you all lots of love and hoping the little fella pulls through - it's so very hard to see an animal poorly. You've done everything you possibly can, so fingers crossed.

Willow x

lisa said...

i am really hoping that beautiful boy makes it - it is such a heart wrenching worry when animals are sick, but you have done everything you possibly could, and let's hop some powerful thoughts from us all will help xx

lynnie said...

may the universe be kind to you and your dear little lamb..animals give us so much joy but when they get sick oh boy !lynnie

Poshyarns said...

Oh dear, I hope he is recovering well.

sue15cat said...

Aww....poor poorly boy, I hope he is feeling better this morning.


Good vibes and thoughts coming from Oxford for him.


Sue xx

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Gemma Mortlock said...

Get well soon little man, My thoughts are with you today.
Big get well soon hugs
Gem
xxx

Minnie said...

Awwww.

Get better, little fella:o)) x

And keep warm everyone!

Virginia Peach said...

oh no, get well soon little one! he is very lucky to have been so well taken care of. *hugs* xx

Elizabeth said...

I was all anxious over your little sheep and was glad to hear he's better. I have "discovered" your blog and am loving reading your posts!