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Old 02-27-2013, 02:52 AM   #11
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Has she had some CMPK or other calcium injection? And Bo-Se? If her calcium has been low, she may still need some to get regulated. And low calcium can certainly affect nerves and muscles.



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Old 02-27-2013, 10:57 AM   #12
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Lily had barely any udder development before she delivered her twins a week early, so I didn't think low calcium was an issue. I did give her an oral calcium before I left for Florida, but I will stop at TSC to get the oral CMPK. How much should I give her, since it is a cow product? I wasn't even thinking of this. Thanks for the thought! The vet was able to milk out an ounce of colostrum for her babies, but that was it. I am giving her alfalfa pellets and alfalfa/clover/grass hay, but she is not interested in hay very much. As an update on her: Just last night, I was seriously considering having her put down as I was not seeing progress at all. It has been challenging to find time during the day to leave work to get a third round of therapy done. (Other than the twice during barn chores) Then this morning, when I was finished with her therapy, I removed the bales out from under her and loosend the ropes on the pulleys. She supported herself for a full two minutes while she ate her grain mix. So maybe there is hope. If CMPK will help her muscles do what they are supposed to, I am praying that all my efforts are not in vain for my friend.

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Old 02-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #13
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I'm glad to hear she supported herself today, even if just for a bit. Personally I wouldn't give her oral CMPK just because of how bad it burns their throats, but if you could get injectable or even TUMS, I do think it is worth a try. I know from experience how low calcium can cause severe muscle fatigue and poor nerve conduction.

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