Saturday, June 3, 2017

I.C.U.

I had to make a house call Thursday.   Unfortunately, it was to my own house.   J called me at work because a calf he had been treating for scours (diarrhea)  had taken a bad turn for the worse.  Luckily, it wasn't terribly busy so I could leave for a bit to make my house call. 
 The poor little thing was flat out.  I started IV fluids, evil antibiotics, pain medicine and anti diarrhea medicine.
 Do you like my IV pole?
 By the next morning she was sitting sternal.
 Then Friday afternoon we were able to get her to stand up and nurse.
After 5 1/2 liters of IV fluids she said she was ready to go back to mama.
J loaded her on the truck to get her back to mom.
 The cow heard her and started bawling.
Mom and baby back together.  Hope we are over the worst of it.

5 comments:

Crystal said...

nice save.

C said...

A happy ending. J certainly knows a good vet! Caught the not so subtle editorial. Nice jerry rig on the IV.

Mrs Shoes said...

Good job Doc.
When my children were younger, I tried like BLAZES to influence one to be the vet that our family farm could use..... No takers.

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koi seo said...

Caught the not so subtle editorial. Nice jerry rig on the IV.


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