These pictures were taken this morning around 10:00. We still weren't for sure that she would come out of it, but she was able to drink a bit. Michael did have to leave and go to his real job that pays all the bills. I was left to watch after the little one.
Here is what we had just a few hours later. She has drank some milk and now she is walking around a bit. She went from not being able to hold up her head to standing up on her own. This afternoon as I write, she is going all over the living room. I am so thankful that we no longer have carpet in our home!! I never dreamed I would have to clean up lamb messes out of my living room floor. Boy, have I come along way!!!!
Here are the lessons learned from this experience: First, we waited to long for the mom to take to the baby. We could have skipped this whole process had we just gone and gotten the milk replacer last night. We should have brought her into Michael's shop and let her spend the night.
Second, there are certain supplies that we should keep on hand at all times. During lambing season, a small bag of milk replacer and a bottle should be here in our home. It took me over an hour to drive to town and back this morning. That hour could have cost her her life.
We still aren't for sure if she will make it. I pray that she does. We all have some time and love invested into her now. I'll keep you posted!!!
grace and peace,