Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bumblebee comes home

After four nights at the animal hospital, Bumblebee was allowed to come home today. She is still as weak as a kitten -- she can just barely hobble around if you help her stand up first. But, she's eating non-stop and pooping and peeing aplenty. Plus the vet said all her numbers were going in the right direction. Her eyelids are a brilliant, shining pink, which does my heart good.

On top of the barberpole worms, the doctor found a heavy load of coccidia and some very nasty, mature tapeworms. This explains why she was as skinny as she was and not gaining weight.

At night check, she toddled out into the barn aisle and her brothers and sisters caught sight of her. They called her. She mewed back very faintly. I would have liked to leave her with them, but they are too many to risk it. She needs to be able to reach her food and water without getting up or getting stepped on. So, instead I squeezed open a peephole between her and the baby goats, in the hopes that they might keep her company until she feels well enough to join her flock.

Hopefully, that will be soon.


  1. Yay!!! I've been so worried. Kept checking back for updates. Go Bumblebee!

  2. Well, good golly! Poor Bumblebee. No wonder she didn't feel so good. But you can tell she's on the mend now. Kudos to you for being such a good shepherd! (Shepherdess?)