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

Loki-goat down

I got outside this morning to discover Loki lying on his side. His eyes were tracking and he was breathing, so my heart didn't stop completely. He's been wobbly on his legs for a while now, and so I thought it was complications from being sick. However, when I put him back on his feet, his front left leg wasn't working quite right. In no particular order, I called the vet, gave Loki 20cc's of goat-gatorade mixed with water, gave Loki some grain to snurfle at, and put him and Aerin in the triangle area with lots of grass, some shade, and a new bucket of water. He is alert and his head is up, but he won't get up off of his front knees. I really think he may have a broken or sprained front foot.

I'm waiting for a call back from the vet.

Edit (1:15 PM): Dr. Massie called. He'll be here in about half an hour. He didn't make light of the situation, but he did say "good!" when I told him Loki was still alert.

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