Friday, 12 June 2009

A wobbly 24 hours

It has been a worrying 24 hours with Zahirah, yesterday evening she went down hill and fast. She was cold and floppy one minute then absolutely boiling and floppy the next. She also had a couple of episodes that resembles fits which was very worrying. All this after a day with mum on and off and feeding nicely.

I was up with her pretty much all night fearing the worst again and then at 4am she had a miraculous recovery for a short period and was able to stand and walked round the bedroom - yes she was in the bedroom! She has been up and down most of the day.

We took her to the vets who carried out a blood test and his conclusion from the results was that her liver isn't functioning properly. This is likely to be as a result of her prematurity and is causing her to have peaks and troughs. Poor little mite now has a bald patch on her neck and needs two injections every day in the hope that this will kick start things into action.

She does seem to have improved and has had a few feeds from mum this afternoon so hopefully her strong will to live will help us through the latest crisis.

On a brighter note today is Loki's 2nd birthday. Loki is a one of our show superstars, he won his class, Intermediate Black Male at the recent Northumberland County Show and is also the current Scottish Black Champion. As a birthday treat we were going to introduce him to our grey girl Kate, however events have overtaken us, so it is on the job list for tomorrow.

5 comments:

Mark said...

Good luck guys, thinking of you.

Suzanne said...

Really feel for you , fingers crossed

Lucy said...

Oh no...... all fingers crossed for you up here. Hope she gets better.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Thinking of you all and sending you all the luck in the world, your vets sound brilliant...Jayne X

Apple Vale Alpacas said...

Best wishes, hope things are improving today, it must be draining for you.Dave