a preponderance of punctuation marks (reedrover) wrote,
a preponderance of punctuation marks

Gimble and Goblin update

Gimble bounced back from surgery like it was nothing. This morning he was carrying on with Alys and scrapping with Jared like nothing had changed. If it weren't just a bit obvious that he's missing something, I would be wondering if the vet had somehow screwed up and left him intact.

Goblin is still having a serious case of the miseries. He stood up for breakfast, but didn't come outside. I took his dish to him and held it while he ate about 2/3 of the grain. I brought him water and supervised a big slurp. He then went back into his corner and slowly sank back into his misery-curl on the floor. I brought him a big flake of hay, and when last I saw him, he was methodically munching his way through it at glacial speed.

The vet said that either or both of these guys could run a slightly elevated temperature today, so there isn't much for me to do besides run through the elementary school checklist. Since all digestive systems are functional (rumination=warm) I'm just going to keep watching Goblin and leave him generally alone until/unless something shows up.

ETA: Goblin did come out to meet Katie-goat's people when I was giving the tour. So he's at least feeling somewhat social now.
Tags: angoras, goats, vet_visits

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