Tuesday, June 25, 2013

News from my wee farm






I kept my daughter's four children the first week school was out.  What happy kids they are and full of themselves too (if you know what I mean)!  Nicole is holding Flop and Flip is trying to see who that is behind him. Yep, it is Joe alright!  Sarah is next to Nicole - she is the youngest and YES she is in her nightgown.  Caroline is trying to hold on to Flip who wants to play with Joe.

That was a happy week and everyone was healthy.  Then this weekend Floppy got sick - the vet has been out  three times and will come out again this afternoon.  We think Flop will be okay now.  She has had 3 doses of interstitial fluids - antibiotics - something for discomfort - charcoal - steroids and last but not least her pro-biotics for bloat.     The vet also intubated her three times to expel gas and see if  she had more to vomit.   I really did not think she was going to make it.  Goats go down very quickly.  We don't know what her problem is other than she likes to eat.  Flip would not leave her side. She is much, much better!!

That's it for today - thanks for joining me on my new adventure!!!
Sandy

47 comments:

Marilyn said...

What a nice family! You must be so proud of all the 'kids'!

Christina C. said...

What a cute picture and what beautiful grandchildren you have, Sandy!!! I know all about bloat...a very serious condition and they go down quickly! We lost several animals to bloat!
I'm expecting all my granddogs today....family is leaving for Germany!

ann @ studiohyde said...

What great kids and a good time obviously had by all. Do hope the goat is better, always a worry when pets are ill.

Netty said...

Your grandchildren are gorgeous Sandy and obviously love staying with you on your farm. Sorry to hear about Flop and am glad she is a lot better. Take care of yourselves and wish you a wonderful week, hugs Annette x

cuilliesocks said...

What a lovely photo of your Grandchildren, they all look so happy.

I hope Flop continues to get well, such a worry when pets are sick, Hugs Kate x

Karin said...

It sounds they had a fun time!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photo of your lovely family. Sorry Flop was ill, and hope she is soon well back on her 4 little hooves! Hugs, Valerie

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

What an adorable family photo! Sorry to read about your pet goat (?) being ill. One of our cats just had emergency dental surgery $$$ and is now feeling much better. The poor guy had a cracked tooth, two in decay, he was in pain. He also lost a bunch of other teeth and we have no idea when or how. Take care, Shirleyx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Your grandchildren look adorable Sandy, such happy faces!! Oh dear poor Floppy she has been through the mill, I hope she makes a good recovery. Take care Sandy, hugs Susan xx

butterfly said...

Oh poor Flop - and after such a happy photo (looks so idyllic there)... I do hope she'll pull through okay - so touching that Flip stuck by her throughout.
Alison x

Kelly Neis said...

Oh the poor goat!! I hope she will get stronger as she sure struggles with bloat. Your grandkids are so sweet and happy, love the PJ's too! lol Very good looking kids, just like grandma!!
Take care dear!
Hugs Kelly

Linda Palmer said...

So happy to see the Grandchildren and the little goats. They are all so cute. Wanted you to know I have been to Houston and back home to stay for the summer for sure. I'll bet you miss the kids but will have fun with one for your current trip. Let me know before you go so I'll know you aren't home. Have a great day. Love the kids photos.

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Oh you must have had fun with the kidlets! They look like a happy little lot. Sorry the baby is ill - I didn't realize goats went down quickly! Glad she's feeling better and hope you can stop being concerned soon, hugs, donna

christiene said...

Ha Sandy,wat een leuk stel klein kinderen die houden oma wel bezig
Lief de dieren maar ook zorgen.
Ik kijk uit naar je volgende avontuur.
Groetjes Christiene.

cathylynn said...

What a lovely photo! Beautiful grandchildren you have there! Love their boots! Hopefully your baby will be back on all fours real soon! Have fun!
Hugs, Cathy

stampingwithpeggie.blogspot.com said...

Looks like they are having fun. Glad to hear Floppy is on the mend.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, great that you've had a wonderful week :) Poor Flop, glad to hear, that he is improving.

Karen Gist said...

Awe poor Flop, I really hope she continues to improve. Perhaps it was something she ate? as you already know goats eat anything!

What gorgeous Grandchildren you have and good for Sarah staying in her nightie...I would if I could hahaha! HUGS xxx

Redanne said...

So sorry to hear that Floppy has been poorly....hope she makes good and steady progress. How sweet that Flip was so concerned too. The children look gorgeous and look a really happy bunch. We have to leave our Grandkids today, will be sorry to go home but will welcome the rest!! Hugs, Anne x

Pat said...

Lovely photo of your grandchildren and glad you had a good time with them. So sorry about Flop but glad to hear she is improving and hope she will soon be fit again.

Pat xx

Myrna said...

There is nothing more special than spending time with grandpa and grandma. Looks like they were enjoying themselves!
Glad to hear Flop is on the mend. Sounds like an ordeal.

Lau W said...

What an happy image !!
Hope Flop is better now ! Poor little girl !
Take care my dear friend, give us news of Flop !
xxx

May said...

Gorgeous pic of your happy bunch of Grandies.... they are so cute.. So glad you had a super week together! Sorry to hear about wee Flop.. I hope she is on the mend & the road to a full recovery... Hugs May x x x

Patricia St Martin said...

Wonderful family. Always so nice to see pictures.
Hugs, Patricia

Sue from Oregon said...

Grandchildren just tickle me...they are so entertaining!(and tiring). Do hope little Flop perks up quickly! Keep us posted.

Candy said...

Thrilled to hear Floppy is getting better!
You must have had your hands busy with your four Grandchildren?
Bigs Hugs, Candy

inkypinkycraft said...

That is a lovely photo with lovely happy and contented looking children ! So glad that Flop looks like the road to recovery is coming...poor you what a worry! Sending hugs x

Annmaree (Emu) said...

Cute photo! Love the goats!

Thanks for your kind words, Sandy!

butlersabroad said...

Beautiful photo Sandy, the kids all look so happy, bet they had a wonderful week. Glad to hear Flop is doing better, that must have been scary, but to be frank, I've never yet met a goat yet who doesn't like to eat! Hope she continues to recover.

Hugs
Brenda

Mrs A. said...

Didn't realise we were talking goats till I reached the end of your narrative! Hope she is fully recovered soon. They do like to eat just about anything though don't they. Got about 10 words picked for the next Alpha challenge beginning with B. Just waiting for one of them to jump of the page and say pick me! Hugs Mrs a.

MaryH said...

Beautiful grandchildren, and I'm sure you enjoyed them so much. Also bet you were tired when it was over! Kids take a lot of energy, don't they? Glad to hear Flop is doing better, and that sounds like an expensive tummy problem. Enjoyed hearing about the farm and the children. You can rest up now!!! (at least I hope you can!) Hugs & TFS

Melissa said...

Your grandkids are just too cute, Sandy!!! :) They look like they have quite the personalitites...SO fun!
Sorry to hear Flop got sick, but glad she is up and at 'em again!!! So cute!

Pam Sparks said...

What joy! Thanks for sharing the picture Sandy... love it! Perfect Summer!

Cat's sCrap said...

What a funny photo !
Happy that Floppy gets better !

Have a great weekend !

Hugs from Farnce.
Catherine.

Shelby said...

What a great looking brood of grandkids! Glad your other kid is on the mend as well.

Shelby

Shannon White said...

Wow!! What a Super pic of your Grand kids!! They sure look like they had a Fantastic time visiting! 8-) So glad to hear Floppy is doing better too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Carol said...

Hi Sandy!!! Thanks so much for the kind comment you left on my blog about the altered jig saw piece. So kind of you and glad it is something you may want to try!! They are such fun. Hoping Floppy will be a lot better soon. Great pic of the children. Thanks again.....am now your latest follower too!!! XX

Maria said...

Awww...what a sweet photo of your grandkids with the goats! And, am happy to hear that Floppy is doing better! Take care, hugs!

AnnieC said...

It looks like your grandchildren are having the most wonderful time staying with you - keep on enjoying every minute! :o)

toni said...

So glad she has recovered! This is a lovely happy photo. X

Lori said...

Darling picture - so glad to hear that Flop is doing well!

Stamps and Paper said...

Hi Sandy....what a lovely family picture, the children look like they are having a wonderful time..pleased to hear a floppy is on the mend

Anne

Chris said...

What a wonderful photo, they look so very happy and I can see they're having a whale of a time with their grandies!!

Sorry to hear about Flop, it must have been traumatic to watch all of that, I'm so pleased she's better and hope she stays that way. Chris :)

Tan's Hobbies said...

What a great family picture. Your grandchildren are so awesome and beautiful!! Love their big smiles.

I'm so happy that Floppy is getting better!

Daen'Ys said...

hello Sandy.
What adorable grandchildren you have! They are certainly very happy to have fun with grandpa and grandma, and take care of all these animals!
I feel sorry for Flop! Bloating, ... it hurts very much and this little guy certainly did not understand what is happening!
Maybe he eats too fast, and also when the grass is too newly grown, it gives bloating too! I hope he's okay now and can jump again in the meadow!
Hugs Rosi

Lisa M said...

Oh that's the worst...seeing those cute furry loved ones get sick! I hate that part of it. I'm so hoping everyone is holding their own now. Dadgum...I've missed a ton.... :(

Sarah B said...

what a wonderful place you live in - lucky grandkids having such a fab place to visit x