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Have a little 3lb doeling that was apparently stepped on by mom last night right after birth. I missed the birth by 10 mins and noticed when we got her in that her tummy was distended, like she just ate. She drinks fine 3oz at a feeding, but no strength in her back end to stand on her own. She peed last night but nothing this morning. She is alert and active. I have felt some broken ribs about 3 towards her head. Gave her a little banamine and some bose last night. Any suggestions? I have not the heart to put her down. So just curious if anyone has any thoughts.

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Oh that is so sad gosh I would say with broken ribs and that new of an infant, also not moving the back end there may be more injury and internal also. I don't have any suggestions except watch and hope Sorry. extra Vit E may help with leg movements.
 

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I would think this is a wait and see situation. Hopefully she's not too bad broken ribs can heal.
 

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Just a thought...maybe a little dex might help if there is any swelling? with a dab of banamine///just thinking here...
 

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If the spinal cord isn't severed then Dex will help in taking down the swelling around the damanged area. Low end dose is 1cc/100#..or 1/10th per 10#. I'd give her 1/10th of a cc twice a day. You do realize that if the cord is crushed...then prognosis is very poor. Too much damage for much hope.

With the belly issues...I'd have to wonder about internal organ damange.
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The little doeling died yesterday at 7am in my arms. :sniffle Thanks for all the thoughts and advice.



This one shows the swelling in her belly. She was still so sweet.
 

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too bad. yea, with her belly that big I wonder if something was ruptured. was she pooping/peeing? if so, it might have been blood bleeding in her belly (hemorrhaging). I always find it harder to lose them after a few days because I tend to "bond". hopfully the pain and sorrow you're feeling will ease in the next couple of days. so sorry.

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:nooo :sniffle :down I am soooo sorry you lost her... but at least you had her for a while...so sorry again for your loss...
 

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I am so sorry. What a sweet little one...
 

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I'm Sorry Lori, what a pretty little doeling she was.
 

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Sorry that happened, alot of times i'ts a simple accident, other times we have had does paw at their kids to kill them...even in the dairy they went to auction.

And a side note, maybe someone who has time to look it up, because some of what I know is vet stuff :) But Dex isn't used with broken bones, it can make them not mend. vicki
 

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Steroids suppress the immune system and healing response.

Sorry you lost the little one, sometimes no matter how careful you are things happen.
 

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I am so sorry for your loss :sniffle she was so pretty.


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