Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fall at the Pond, Vet Comment, Daily Food Journal

I found this response online from a Vet answering someone else's question, saying her goat was dragging her leg.

It does sound as if she has some nerve damage in the leg. It can either be a sciatic or femoral nerve problem. Sometimes these nerve problems will slowly over time correct themselves. As long as she is able to get around and she is content to eat and drink I would let her do as she chooses.

I did email with a NC State Vet but he wouldn't commit to anything. Each evening we bring TootleLu out and stand her up with the weight on her leg and she'll usually stand there a minute, getting her bearings, before she begins to walk, dragging that foot. I also hold her and try to massage her a little. She seems to feel OK now, and her appetite is good.
I don't want to bore ya with this diet stuff, but it sorta helps, keeping me motivated, to write about it a little bit. Thus far today , and plan to finish with 23 total points.

Yogurt 2 ******Yoplait thick & creamy nonfat 100 calories
Gazpacho 4 ****Harris Teeter
chicken filet 3 **dipped in BBQ sauce, Chick-Fil-A, chargrilled
Fruit cup, lrg 2 *Chick-Fil-A
Yougurt 1 *****One Fiber
chicken filet 3 **dipped in BBQ sauce, Chick-Fil-A, chargrilled
Fruit cup, lrg 2 *Chick-Fil-A
1/2 sandwich 6 *before bed high fiber bread
23 total points for today


BlueRidge Boomer said...

Poor little the top of her foot getting sore? Hope she's better soon and your a better girl than i am....i can't stay on a diet for anything!!!


Becca's Dirt said...

That baby is so sweet and looks so pitiful. I sure hope you can find a vet who will help the little fellow.
Sounds like your new eating plan is workin well for you.

Diane said...

Thank you for the update...praying for her and you all.

Mom L said...

Wow - that photo is awesome! That view should perk up TootleLu!


Anonymous said...

I hope TootleLu's leg gets better soon. I haven't had a goat with that problem before so I don't have any advice for it. I am glad she is feeling alright.

Good luck on the diet. I need to think about one of those myself. My husband sayes just push back from the table. Men!

P.S. I had thought about farm tours before and even renting out the camper at the pond. We'd have to do some work and check into what kind of insurance and such, but it is a thought!
Have a great weekend.