Sunday, March 17, 2013
Today is a scary one. This little guy has recently (and suddenly) fell ill. He has an infection of his navel. I do not know how or why it happened. When the kids were born they were all brought inside, towel dried, and their navels dipped in iodine to prevent this very thing. Two kids are in the pink of health and this guy is not. Son as he started to act slower and less playful than the other kids I checked him over and discovered a sore belly button. It looked like where the cord met the body it was infected, pussy and swelling. I called my goat expert, wrapped him in a towel, and was driven by my good friend Tom to Common Sense Farm where Yeshiva went over symptoms and treatment. We decided to put him on a regime of antibiotics for the infection, clean and irrigate the pussy stub of a navel cord, keep him warm and clean, pray, and watch for signs of white muscle disease or floppy kid syndrome. If anyone has experience with such infections, please share your own advice or ideas. I'm worried I'll lose him. I have big plans for little Earl.