Remember that doe of mine that freshened with lumps in half her udder? After getting a culture done and no sensitivity- my stupidity- I took to massaging that half w. peppermint and tea tree EOs, daily vit c and monthly BoSe/ Vit E. After 3 weeks the lumps were reduced by 50% but nothing more was happening. I quit the massage treatments and the next day the lumps must have burst as they felt flat. Then she started showing symptoms of typical mastitis. Used Excenel and Pirsue (since the original culture showed gram negative staph). Took another week and a half but the lumps are totally gone. Cultured again a couple weeks ago (at our state lab for free!!!! yay) and nothing is there, but she is drying up on that side and what is coming out is slightly yellow and thick. Looks just like when the milk is just starting to come in mixed with the colostrum. What is happening?