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Busted Bag (super gross)
Busted Bag (super gross)
Ok… so idk what to do. Any and ALL advice is truly greatly appreciated!!!!! Thanks in advance!
My dad passed away a few months back unexpectedly (altho he’d had cancer for the last 15 years on and off he was truly something else and in the end it wasn’t even the cancer that killed him!!! Which is why we didn’t have time to find out what to do bc he got a fungal infection while in the hospital doing some routine tests and blood and was gone literally over night it spread to his brain and he was gone before I could even get there…) that being said pretty much my entire life he raised cattle and we had horses that’s about the extent of MY animal knowledge sadly but because his cancer was literally eating his bones (multiple myeloma) he ended up selling most the cattle and instead bought sheep (um like there was well over 250 when I first got to the farm!!! Lol he did EVERYTHING BIG in his life lol) and 2 nanny goats (not sure the type but they are super friendly milk goats I guess oh and they have little button ears its both cute and weird lol) anyhow I know NOTHING about sheep’s or goat’s but by God I’m trying so so soooooooo hard to keep this farm going and his legacy alive long enough for his oldest grandson to inherit the place/animals (which is what my dad wanted and fought so hard to make it long enough to see that happen… he almost did!!! But for now it’s up to me as his oldest child and the only one willing and semi-capable lol to save the farm…) I lost a shit load of sheep learning but truly the goats were always so easy!!! Until this last week…
So Monday my nephew and i show up to feed and immediately getting out the truck he says omg something died!!! I get out and bam it hits me too! We almost hyperventilate sniffing everywhere trying to find what died… and then I got by Carleen (the goat lol) and i almost threw up it was so horrid the smell was just omg! Anyways of course it was getting to be dusk so I grab a flash light and it literally looked like her bag had EXPLODED it popped for God’s sake!!! I have NO IDEA HOW WHEN OR WHY but omg its disgusting! I ended up pulling an all nighter and by the time the sun came up the next day I felt confident leaving her alone like that and thankfully after throughly cleaning it the smell was gone and it was overall all things considered looking ALOT better! (Sorry no pics before) so I’ve been basically cleaning it daily with a combo of hydrogen peroxide and an iodine type solution and again I can’t express how much BETTER it looks! But it still looks like it’s gunna slough off (which I did read online was good so… 🤞) I went to the vet looking for help and well don’t get me started!!! 🙄 they basically want me to either put her down or do a mastectomy ummmm yea im not rich and she’s not in pain her appetite is normal she’s literally exactly the same as before if not better bc she’s been getting more attention lol you honestly would never know anything wrkng by the way she acts!!! She has no fever and she let’s me get all up in the bo-bo and clean it with minimal discomfort (and the way it looks she should be screaming or goring me but nope! 🤷♀️) I just spend $455 at tractor supply buying every kind of wound care available (I don’t plan on using it all I just wanted to make sure I had it in case I needed it) while looking for dosage guides online I found this website and thought MAYBE someone on here might be able to give me some advice or encouragement… I just want to give her EVERY chance bc clearly imo she WANTS to live… if tho at any point I feel she is in pain or her quality of life severely decreases of course I will think about putting her down… 😔 i just really wanna give her a fair chance bc she deserves it! Thanks sorry so long ima talker! 😊
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