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My donkeys near death experience #7614707
06/28/22 02:54 PM
06/28/22 02:54 PM
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West Virginia,age 49
cathryn Offline OP
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Friday morning Doncas(Jerry named him) didn't wanna eat.
He fell when he was walking towards him to try to eat.

I had to go to my mom's so he checked him a couple more times. He'd eat a little the stop.

When I got one with my mom I came home and fixed him a bottle and went to feed him.
When I got to the fence h didn't met me an I could see he was laying on the ground.

When I went around and into the barn I found him laying on The ground.

When I picked him up he was limp. Like a towel. Literally draped over my arm.

I carried him inside..he did not move.

I sat down and pulled him.up on my lap and tried to get him to take the botttle and he wouldn't take it.

I rubbed his chest and told him he wasn't gonna die on me that I wasn't gonna let him and even though his eye had started to cloud I think he understood I wasn't gonna let him die.


He couldn't move but he watched me.

I put my finger inside his mouth and his mouth was cold. Gums too.

I.pried his mouth open and got my finger over his tongue..which was also cold he didn't make any sounds at all.

I made a bottle and added a tablespoon of honey to it..I put the nipple in his mouth and began massaging his throat while applying gentle pressure to the bottle to get him to take some milk.

He barely sucked at all.

Then I made another bottle of lamb formula and heated it up pretty good and started the process over.

After about 45 min of working on him he started to slowly nurse. After 2 hrs he was nursing good and standing on his own and eating grain.

Jerry had went outside during my trying to revive him because he didn't think he was gonna live.
He was amazed he didn't die and so was i.

He was as near dead as he could have been and lived. I still can't believe itI.

We have a bond now better than before.

He waits for me and comea.runnin when I to him from across the yard.

I do believe he knows I love him and I think he knows I helped him.

I saved a lamb once but I truly can't believe the little guy is still alive.

He wanted to live and he didn't let go..he fought for his life too.

I call him lucky.

Jerry re y wasn't too happy cause I kept him.in the house for 3 days to make sure he was strong enough to go back back to the barn.


The first night he was in the bedroom. I told Jerry to scoot over to make room. For him.lol

I was only kidding..
I didn't.let him in the bed but i did hold him.on my lap and rock him for a longtime while he laid his head on my chest and rested.


IF IDIOTS GREW ON TREES THIS PLACE WOULD BE AN ORCHARD !

Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614711
06/28/22 03:02 PM
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Nice, I have brought a foal in the house that it's mom abandoned. It was a friend's and by the time I found out about him he was to far gone but we tried.

Glad it worked out well for the little guy.

Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614713
06/28/22 03:03 PM
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Any idea why he wasn't eating in the first place?


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Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614715
06/28/22 03:13 PM
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He missed cathy.

Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614721
06/28/22 03:26 PM
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good job

are you thinking heat stress then not feeding lead to weakness and near death ?

you seem to be well verse in animal husbandry I just like to know the thought process and what you think the why is.


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Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614811
06/28/22 05:24 PM
06/28/22 05:24 PM
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That is amazing that he pulled through.


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Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614827
06/28/22 05:44 PM
06/28/22 05:44 PM
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How old is he? We have a miniature donkey, I hope we never have to go through that.


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Not only does it tell me how to get to my destination,
it tells me why I wanted to go there.
Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614904
06/28/22 08:03 PM
06/28/22 08:03 PM
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West Virginia,age 49
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He's 3 weeks or so. I think k that the milk th g u gave me to feed him...goats milk and ows milk didn't have all he nutrients that he needed.

He was In a shaded area.

He just seemed eat every since I got him.

I to Jerry he was probably gonna be a dang chronic..with my luck.

I've raised several.lambs on the bottle and if they b get to where Doncas was they don't survive.

I really don't know for sure what was the cause of his episode was but he's full recovered.

His ears are up..his yes are bright and he's not stumbling anymore when he walks.

I'm keeping a close eye on him.

I add a tablespoons honey to each bottle now.

There's been no scours and overall he.just.looks and acts better


I'm really happy he survived


IF IDIOTS GREW ON TREES THIS PLACE WOULD BE AN ORCHARD !

Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614911
06/28/22 08:18 PM
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good to hear he is doing better

sheep , can be fragile sometimes seem to die really easy


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Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614955
06/28/22 09:36 PM
06/28/22 09:36 PM
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He's an ungrateful little snot...just like a man.. I saved his life and how.doe he repay me?? By trying to kick the fire outta Me just a couple minutes ago.

I'm gonna hobble his butt if he dont cut it out


IF IDIOTS GREW ON TREES THIS PLACE WOULD BE AN ORCHARD !

Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614956
06/28/22 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by cathryn
He's 3 weeks or so. I think k that the milk th g u gave me to feed him...goats milk and ows milk didn't have all he nutrients that he needed.

He was In a shaded area.

He just seemed eat every since I got him.

I to Jerry he was probably gonna be a dang chronic..with my luck.

I've raised several.lambs on the bottle and if they b get to where Doncas was they don't survive.

I really don't know for sure what was the cause of his episode was but he's full recovered.

His ears are up..his yes are bright and he's not stumbling anymore when he walks.

I'm keeping a close eye on him.

I add a tablespoons honey to each bottle now.

There's been no scours and overall he.just.looks and acts better


I'm really happy he survived


I need my coonman decoder ring ..again


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Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614960
06/28/22 09:42 PM
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LOL...You bad Nessie. You bad!


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Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7614962
06/28/22 09:42 PM
06/28/22 09:42 PM
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Id settle for.a.spell. check that works


IF IDIOTS GREW ON TREES THIS PLACE WOULD BE AN ORCHARD !

Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7615029
06/28/22 11:03 PM
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It's that Kansas honey that did the trick. My DIL raises mini donkeys, those baby's zip around everywhere. Pushed up a pile of old hay and dirt and the little donkey baby climbs to the top. I guess he wants to be taller than Richard, he's a Belgian. Sure are fun to watch.

Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7615105
06/29/22 06:24 AM
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Glad to hear the donkey is still kicking.


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Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7615107
06/29/22 06:30 AM
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I'm going to break it down for Nessmuck. Cathryn fed the young donkey lamb formula and honey to bring him back to life.

Last edited by run; 06/29/22 06:31 AM.

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Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7616125
06/30/22 10:13 AM
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Thanks run.lol



And k52.. you could very well be right.

Thank .you for sending it to me.

I really think that's what did the trick.

And he ain't getting it all. I had some this morning in my homemade apple cinnamon oatmeal.


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Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7616144
06/30/22 10:34 AM
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I'm just happy the donkey is still living. Does he eat thistles yet?


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Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7616199
06/30/22 11:38 AM
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Not yet.. there's no thistles in his lot.. but he sure eats willow bushes.

He tried to kick me again but I think he's just happy.

When I scratch his neck he'll just close his eyes and stretch his neck out on my leg and when I stop he'll give me a look and then starts butting his head against my hand so I'll scratch him some more.

I'm so happy he didn't die


IF IDIOTS GREW ON TREES THIS PLACE WOULD BE AN ORCHARD !

Re: My donkeys near death experience [Re: cathryn] #7616288
06/30/22 01:20 PM
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You have to keep him alive so he can grow into that big ole head of his !! smile


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