bottom pic is 24 hours after surgery (and shows the incision and such in case you’re queasy) and the top photo is from earlier today (48 hours post surgery).
She’s back to her sweet Bertie self (minus a leg). She definitely does not appreciate the cone. But walking and running and pretty agile for a goat in recovery from major surgery.
We take her home Friday and we’re gonna try to keep her inside with us for a week or so - ordered suspenders and a friend donated leftover size 7 diapers and have some old T-shirt’s that we will fashion to just keep her incision covered so she doesn’t have to wear her e-collar.
But if mama hears her it’ll be a pen in the barn to keep all the stress levels down
Everyone very pleased with her peppy attitude today.
Had a talk with the kids about how different doesn’t mean less than. Or just because something changes doesn’t mean it can’t be a new kind of beautiful or a new “normal.” They seemed much happier after being able to see her and see that she’s still very much herself.
Bertie has her stitches out a couple weeks ago (see bottom pic) and it has since healed up completely.
I’ve been keeping her in a bigger outdoor area that’s still separate from the others (out of caution since she’s still prob 50 pounds smaller than my wether) but the last few days she’s protested ALL day very loudly. So she’s been out about 6-7 hours a day with her mom and Dobby.
She’s faster than them both on three legs.
I asked the other kids if they were still sad about her losing her leg and they both smiled and said no. How could we be sad if she was just so happy all the time.