Saturday, March 5, 2016
Got a couple hours of sleep and then headed back up the hill to check on the lambs. All seemed well, save for one of Split Ear's twins. It was laying in the corner limp and seemed to have a clean discharge from its mouth and nose. I picked him up and brought him inside. He ate well, drinking a serving of colostrum with fervor and then fell back into an exhausted sleep. I don't know if he will pull through or not but he is still alive a half hour later, if very weak. The reality is I might lose him. I am hoping he pulls through. His twin is doing just fine. This is exactly what happened last year with Split Ear, one twin was weaker and died and I thought it had to do with her milk production, which is why both have been bottle fed since birth. I have no idea why every other lamb up there is chipper and hearty and this one is so weak. I hope his warmer time inside, the bottle, and time heal him.