Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Bridie meets Bridie

I have been rather apprehensive about today for  few days now, I'd had to bring Bridie's vet appointment forward as she was gaining so much weight her casts were getting tight.

It's not quite two weeks since Sam came and splinted them in the hope that he would be able to make enough of a difference for her to be much steadier on her feet and to be able to support her weight once she grew.

She has been coping remarkably well with her stiff legs, she was able to get up and down within 10 minutes of them being set.  This was this morning enjoying a bit of sunshine in the yard.
They didn't even hamper a quick game of chase the ducks back to their pond!

After creating lots of attention at the vets the splints were removed and Sam was very pleased with the results, and so was I.  He was planning on putting a back slab on the worst leg however she is looking so good we are giving her a few days to see how she gets on.  Before we left Bridie the vet nurse had to come and meet Bridie the cria! 

And here she is splint free, isn't this impressive.... 

It is going to take her a little while to get used to her new bending legs so sitting down takes some thought at the minute and she isn't bending them much, but I'm sure it won't be long.

The final photo isn't he best quality but I thought you might like to see it anyway!  Having shared her milk with Liberty last week it now appears we have another milk thief, Chiquita's little man!!!

5 comments:

Shirley said...

Thats really good news about Bridie - she looks great without the splints. Shirley & Robbie

Barbara@beckbrowalpacas said...

Great news, isn't she gorgeous!

Bev said...

That's amazing good news. Looking good Bridie.

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Oh ... she looks fantastic ! what a lovely result I bet you are releived. Just as a metter of interest, if you were to need a bit of 'softer support' I had great results with the grey pipe insulation from the local DIY shop ...just a thought .....Im really happy to see these results.... Jayne

Rosemary said...

She looks really lovely - what a good outcome!