Ivy - Listeriosis Survivor!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by helmstead, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Songster

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Here's what you get for hard work, good vet care and love when dealing with a sick goat.

    Two weeks ago, this 5 month old doeling out of my doe, Sarah and owned by a dear friend of mine suddenly fell ill. In a matter of hours, she was catatonic. She had encephalitic listeriosis, and was declining fast. Ivy spent the night in ICU at a local vet clinic, returning home with a very poor prognosis. With the help of the vet and several other producers, we developed a treatment plan and never gave up.

    Apart from some likely permanent vision loss from the brain swelling, today Ivy is back to being a normal, healthy goat. She is boarding here while her owner is out of town and is being weaned off her meds.

    This is really a miracle goat! Her owner deserves a standing ovation for not quitting!

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  2. chickbea

    chickbea Songster

    Jan 18, 2007
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    YAY!
     
  3. PitterPaws

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    Oh how I love happy endings! Should rename the goat to Lucky Ivy! [​IMG]:love:bun
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

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    Sweet faced baby! [​IMG]
     
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    That's a good sturdy and strong little goat!
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