I've had a sick doeling this spring - first with a bacterial infection of some sort beginning about 1 week of age, got better, then got floppy kid syndrome, apparently. She is now 3 1/2 weeks old. She is responding to floppy kid treatment, and now has motion in the legs - she can crawl and wiggle along now, but still can't stand or walk on her own. Thing is, she is progressing so slowly - she has been more than 48 hours without milk. She's eating a small bit of hay, grass, leaves, twigs, drinking pedialyte on her own etc - but not really enough to support her. Most of what I've read on FKS says to not give them milk until they're moving well - but she's getting skinny and I'm worried about her energy level and the potential for more problems. She's cudding now (3 cud transplants) but when/how much milk can I give her? She's a small mini doeling, about 10lbs or so. Would mixing her baking soda in a small amount of milk help things or harm her progress? How about the pedialyte? Will having that in her belly mess up the milk's curdling properly and cause a relapse? She's pooped a lot today, softer stools, so I know she's now moving things along better. She's finally off the banamine and not grinding her teeth - just not walking. I have an e-mail in to my vet asking about IV 1.3% sodium bicarb, but I haven't heard back from him and it's been almost 24 hrs. Poor baby's such a fighter, too - she's been more sick than well for most of her short life, and I don't want to lose her. Cheers! Katherine P.S. - thanks, Vicki, for the phone chat the other day - I appreciated it a lot.