Thursday, January 14, 2010
Loss of Sandy
A New Year is here. And like always I hope and pray each start will be better than the year before. But it usually isnt. And this year has not started well. First my husband,Jim, got sick. He ended up at the Doctor's . They found he had bronchial pneumonia . He has had it a couple of times over the last couple of years . Before he went to the Doctor he had a couple of coughing spells that were so bad he couldn't breath . We almost ended up at the ER . He had to get presciptions filled that were not cheap. They seem to be helping. He seems to be getting better . Then , one of the best cows in our herd went down with hot mastitis. She went down last Thursday or Friday. We called the vet and she came numerous times ( adding to a vet bill that is rapidly growing since we can hardly afford to send them anything on our bill ). She still didnt get up . Her leg was across the gutter and she was part way out on the walkway . Jim couldnt clean stables til we got her leg up and got a grate under her. So we , along with a couple others , worked to get the grate under her . We finally got it done. Jim was able to clean stables. We had the vet come again. But " Sandy " did not get up and didnt even try . We were never able to get her up again. Today we lost Sandy . She was one of my husbands pets. She would never go out of her stall til Jim would pet her and rub her head. When I would feed chop on the other side of the barn, she would stand in her stall and look over at me , like she was saying get over here and feed me my chop . Sandy will be missed !