Friday night, my junior buck, Sinatra, presented with sudden onset UC. We immediately began intensive treatment. There seemed to be improvement Saturday, but Sunday he began to worsen. Overnight last night, his bladder failed and he developed water belly. A drain was inserted in his abdomen to relieve the pressure while we waited to euth him. Sinatra passed quietly in my arms about 30 minutes ago. He was the sweetest little buck, gorgeous and spunky. I can only hope the two does he bred about a week ago settled, perhaps I will have a couple of his offspring to snuggle next spring. Our best hypothesis is that in the happiness of rut, he failed to eat enough of their minerals, perhaps failed to drink enough water. Between that and the weather change...here we are. Sinatra, my sweet boy...you will be missed greatly.