Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas Miracle :)

On Christmas Eve morning my dad had an emergency come in that was a goat who had been in labor for a day or two and the little kid was stuck in her birth canal :( This is a frequent emergency that my dad sees with all types of animals and it's not very often the baby animal makes it under such stress.

Dallin, who is pre-vet and works at a sheep/goat farm, took over since his hands are smaller than my dad's. I LOVE this stuff because I grew up helping my dad with everything like this. He'd wake me up in the middle of the night to help with C-sections and he'd always pay me $20 for each one- I thought it was awesome as a kid!!

It took a good 45 minutes but Dallin was able to pull the little guy out with chains (ouch, right ladies?? Can you even imagine? My dad gave her one shot of pain meds but poor animals have it much worse than us!!). We were all so shocked when the kid came out ALIVE! He made it! It was a nice little feel-good start to the holiday day! :)
Rubbing the little guy down really hard to stimulate circulation and warmth.

Okay- so no make-up or hair done. I just think my mom looks so pretty in this picture. I may be biased but she does not look 51 years old and the mother of 9 kids!!! :)

Starting to come around and look at us- so cute!

Nice and warm in blankets from the heater. 

Ty and Levi kept saying, "oh no!" over and over while watching, standing on the horse trailer

Ty and Festus are buddies, they were talking to each other. Ty was signing donkey and eat. Festus is my family's miniature donkey they raised from a baby. He was spoiled very bad from the beginning and does not like being in the pasture now that he's grown up. He wants to be in the house eating Ritz crackers. He likes to chase whoever runs next door to the Casita when they cut across the field. Good entertainment for whoever is watching!

Playing with Ace, my fam's new puppy.

I just think this is such a funny picture!

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Jake grew up on a farm so stories like this he experienced. I wish my kids were on a farm more often.