My La Mancha FF who is due April 23 is very sick. She has been on 3 lb of alfalfa pellets a day and slowly moved up to 1lb of grain in the the last couple of weeks. She finally went off of feed and I thought it could be hypocalcemia so was treating for that. Still no improvement and not eating hardly at all. The size of her stomach (the kids) have shrunk considerably the last two days so I assuming the kids are dead. I finally called this morning after seeing no improvement. This vet is highly regarded in the area for goats. She basically said I am killing/killed my goat because that is waaay to much grain. Her rumen is shot. Gave a name for it but don't remember what it is. She said basically she is dying and if I am aggressive I may be able to save her but we don't know. She suggested Penicillin IM, banamine IM, no alfalfa, no grain, only grass hay. But she said it may be way too late to save her since she has been sick for more than a few days now. She has a low grade fever and is pretty sure the kids are probably dead or will die. She said if I see any signs of discharge to go in and get them. I may very well still lose the doe anyway. She said 1lb of grain a day was way to much. She has a low grade fever as of last night. The problem is this: I am brand new to goats. I just delivered my second kid ever last month. She gave me all kinds of warnings for the penicillin IM injection. The exact place to give it, don't ruin the muscle, don't hit a blood vessel or she will die immediately. I don't know how to do all this! If I see any signs of discharge go in and get the kids out. I have seen mucus all week off and on. Do I go in? I have never even done that before. How do I know if the cervix is dilated? She said she may be to weak to even go into labor so I would need to probably do everything myself. She said the best thing to happen for her would be to abort the kids so she can try and heal. Even then she may not make it. La Mancha's are very hard to find in my area and I paid a lot of money for her and am very attached to her. Now it sounds like she may not make it. The vet could not come out today because she was headed to an emergency call for a horse that was an hour away. I asked if she recommended any other goat vet in the area but she said there really isn't any other competent ones (which I agree with). Man, I was just following what I have always read to feed, didn't know I was killing them. Any thoughts? Anyone deal with this before?