I almost lost one of my goats yesterday. Selma did not come meet me for afternoon treats (I take them kitchen veg scraps and they come running to meet me at the gate). I found her laying down and looking miserable. We've had a cold snap here accompanied by gusts of high wind. My first thought was- she's too cold, let's move her into the yard where it's more sheltered from this weather. (I happen to have temporary goat shelter in my yard right now but that's a whole 'nother story) Walked her buddy up to the yard, and I figured she would be up when I got back. Nope. That's when I realized something was very wrong. Selma would not stand. I coax her up and she will not walk. I coax a few steps forward, and her back legs give out. All I am thinking now is to get her warm. I manage to lift and carry her, and now she is crying and I can see her tongue is alarmingly pale. We get to the yard and she is now standing. She refuses water, but eats a little alfalfa, then goes into a shelter and starts calling out like she is in pain. I still did not know what was wrong, so once she settled and laid back down, I tucked soft chopped straw all around and over her like a blanket. Selma did not seem to care about anything. I figured she's exhausted, she will warm up and be okay. But Selma did not improve. She laid in an awkward way and was unresponsive. I felt like she was dying. By the time my DH gets home there's no change and I convince him to help me get her in the house. It's only getting colder and she is clearly not doing well. So we set up an area inside sectioned off with a tarp and straw, and bring a goat into the house. Crazy, right? But time goes by and she is just standing hunched as if in pain, with her head down, staring. I finally start to get the message- she isn't too cold. That was probably a stupid assumption. Despite not having a distended stomach, or a left side looking inflated, could Selma may be suffering from bloat? I listen to her side and it is silent in there. We go ahead and do our best to treat for bloat with what is on hand- baking soda and olive oil. We get her to swallow it, and we also got her to burp. It was a weird moment to be kneeling on the floor with my DH rubbing and patting a goat together while he elevated her front slightly. It takes at least an hour of tense waiting before she starts to come around. Finally, at 11:something at night, Selma turns her head and looks at me for the first time since I found her down around 4:00 that afternoon. Not too long after that, maybe another 30 minutes, she starts moving around and goes and drinks some water. That's when I felt like, okay- she's going to be okay. She's acting more like herself, the stiffness and hesitation is gone from her movements, she is aware of what's going on, and is looking at me like she's hungry. I know you have to get their rumen working again. So I bring her in a small amount of timothy hay and coarse hay. Finally after waiting to watch over her another hour and she seems fine, I go to bed. This morning I'm happy to see her looking okay. Although she's oddly quiet.... and then I hear a soft snoring sound. Only Selma is awake. In the last hour she has made these soft snoring sounds off and on. And she coughed. Not the dry sounding kind, more like a wet and swallow kind, followed by the sound of her chewing cud. I am relieved she's chewing her cud- that's a good sign, right? But the wet cough... could that be from the oil we forced her to swallow? Is her cud all oily? Or worse, could some have gone down the wrong tube? What should I do next? She is still in my house. My DH is picking up CD antitoxin to treat with as a just in case on his way back from work. Although she did get CD/T vaccine. I do have Penicillin G Procaine in the fridge. I also have Probios powder. These are my first goats and I've only had them a few months. I'm exhausted and hoping that you guys can help me know where I went wrong and what to do next.