Sunday, March 9, 2014

Prayers Needed

The Danger Lamb strikes again.  Yesterday morning, in a typical running around the barn being a crazy kid as I'm feeding moment, she grabbed a mouthful of loose hay from some hay stacked in the aisleway.  I'm 95% sure there was a tied up polypropylene hay string mixed in.  When I raced over to try to pull it out of her mouth, she gobbled it down.

There is a very, very slim chance I imagined the whole thing.  That would be the best scenario.  The next best would be she brings it back up as cud, spits it out and all is well.  If she can't bring it back up and it just floats around in her rumen for the rest of her long life, that probably would be okay.  If it leaves the rumen and gets stuck in her intestines, the prognosis is not good. 

Myself and two very knowledgeable shepherds have been in contact with six vets and a couple just as good as vets.  The options and opinions are varied.  We have the nearest surgical unit alerted and we are watching her very closely for the first sign of trouble, which may never come or may take days or years  to show.

I don't know what else to say other than to ask everyone to please hold Maisie in the light.

43 comments:

Alice said...

Oh my!!! Will pray that the hay string causes her no health problems where ever it lands.

Andee said...

I'm sending prayers!

flowerweaver said...

I don't like those strings for fear of that. Hoping for a healthy outcome for Miss Maisie!

DFW said...

Praying it works itself out of her!

Michelle said...

I'm praying for Maisie; pray for my knee, okay?

Wol 'n Draad said...

Sending Maisie and you love and light!!
Love, Ineke

Thirteen Sheep (Or More) said...

I hate bale twine! I have had little ones eat it and have it come back as cud. Same with calves.
Maisie, do be careful about what you put in your mouth!! Positive thoughts for Maisie.

Emily Zimmatore said...

Oh Maisie! Thinking good thoughts.....

Stacey at Fearn Abbey Needleworks said...

Oh, poor Maisie! We are praying...

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

From my corner of Virginia, good thoughts and prayers are coming in your direction!!

Camryn said...

Sending all will be well vibes to your Maisie. I'll be sure to have my Maizee cat send some too.

DianeOart said...

Prayers and hugs to Maisie...

I need orange said...

Sending "bring it up and spit it out" vibes to Maisie!

majorasue said...

Sending positive thoughts for Maisie, of course. On a positive note, I have animals that go out of their way to chew on baling twine, and we haven't had any medical issues (knocking wood!)

Miha Giustina said...

Oh, no! This sounds scary. Hopefully, she will get rid of it.

Miha Giustina said...

p.s
is there anything you can give her to make her throw up all of the stomach content? Just wondering....

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

Praying!
kim

Sheepmom said...

Maisie is a charmed lamb. It will be alright. Sending prayers anyway for you all.

Michelle said...

OH NO!!!...Praying that she will be ok.

Christine said...

Oh Maisie, what are you doing trying to drive your momma crazy? Spit that back out!

Shirley said...

Knee mail going up

Lori Skoog said...

Keep me posted.

Maureen said...

Oh Maisie!!!! Please be well... and take care Sara... thinking of you both and wishing for the best.

LannieK said...

Oh dang - Sending up-chuck thoughts for Maisie and many prayers for all!
Rub her tummy, rub her tummy.
Mineral oil/hair ball oil? Like for cats? Just thinking.... out loud.... rub her tummy....

Fiona said...

Ahh dreaded twine...watch for the netted bale wrap as well, especially in cold weather where it freezes into the bale and will tear small pieces off the main wrap. I fondly remember sisal twine, basically grass and bio degradable!

My prayers to wonderful Maisie!

ms lottie said...

Oh Maisie! Hope it all works out ok (literally!).

Michelle said...

Sending up prayers and sending positive vibes your way.

Henny Penny said...

I sure hope Maisie will be okay. Will be thinking about you and Maisie.

suz said...

Oh Sara, not our Maisie
Please if she needs surgery I want to help . I know how expensive this can be, but she is the first sheep I ever loved ...and from babyhood

LannieK said...

And I distinctively remember a certain Favorite Sheep that has a very watchful Guardian Angel...

)))hugs(((
)))prayers(((

gowestferalwoman said...

who else but Maisie...sending thoughts and healthy wishes to the stinker...

I agree; put up a donate button if surgery has to happen - even if we can only contribute $5. it would be money well spent for a ewe we have grown to love...

Far Side of Fifty said...

Of course she ate it...she is a survivor. Yes I will pray for her..because you made us love her:)

Jo said...

Earnest prayers going up for Maisie from East Africa. May she be safe and the twine (if she did digest it) be regurgitated or passed through her body. Amen!

Bee Lady said...

I pray she brings it up so you don't have to worry about it forever. Doggone it. Keep us posted.

Cindy Bee

Shelley said...

Keeping her in the light.

June said...

No matter how careful we are, these things do happen. My prayers are with you all.

karen said...

praying-I hope you imagined it!

Bandon, Oregon said...

Oh My Goodness!!! Sending you Love and Hugs... Sending Maisie a mama foot stomp!! You all are in my thoughts and prayers.... always in my heart....

Faith

Unknown said...

Prayers are sent.

The Dancing Donkey said...

I can just see this happening, I had to yank a hay string out of Ramsey's mouth just the other day after he pulled it out of my pocket. In fact, Farm Buddy and I were talking about it, she knew a heifer who ate an entire balage wrap. The heifer did just fine and lived a long, happy life with that plastic laying in the bottom of her stomach. Hopefully, Maisie will be just fine.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

OMG, that upset MY stomach! OK, My angel is onto Her angel! Of course prayers............

small farm girl said...

Well, hummmmmmmm.

thingsherelately.com said...

I am just now seeing this. Praying for your sweet Maisie! *hugs*

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