ITS A BOY!
Look who arrived into the world at 8:30am this morning!
We had trouble with the delivery...called the Vet and he arrived about 16 minutes after the water broke. I was scared too death that we would have been too late. She looked as though she was prolapsing, but her placenta came out the same time as her baby. She was oozing a thick "mauve" colored stuff, stunk extremely bad and the consistency of pudding while she was in labor, and was filled with it even after she delivered the colt..YES HE IS A BOY! The "ooze" we'll call it is nothing the Vet has ever seen! He said there is nothing in any text book and it doesnt look like any afterbirth or infection even that he's ever seen.
Momma so far is not interested in the colt....she sniffed him once and then retreated to the back side of her pen. Only glancing at him a couple of times. Doc said to pick up some colostrum. Her milk has come in and she is producing the colostrum. If he doesnt suck by noon, then we'll be getting him up to see if he will nurse and if she will let him.
The mare got "washed out" from all the "ooze" and infection. She also got a tetanus and antibiotic shot.
If he doesn't nurse by noon....then we'll be feeding him.
He is a Palomino (at the moment- will probably be a roan) with white tale and mane, and 4 white stockings and a big blaze! OMG he is beautiful! Doc said he was surprised he was alive! I'm so thrilled he is and to watch him born, even though we had to pull him, was so awesome!
These are his first pictures taken as soon as he was laid down. I've already imprinted on him. I cant tell you all how exciting it was to watch him come into this world! I was worried sick over the mare.....and we dont know really if she will make it, that infection can get her...so the worry continues with her. The colt is vigorous and awake and a big guy with some long legs! Man they are all head and legs arent they! What a doll!
I could go on and on...but I have afterbirth, ooze, and pee and poo all over me and I stink like nothing you've ever smelled from that concoction! And I need to go check on the baby! Doug had to stay home from school, he is worse today, and poor Leah went home last night, and she just knew she would miss it! I hate that for her, but he is here and so far healthy!
I'll post more...you can bet on that!!!
Oh and "Jerry" - I'll respond to you amusing little comment later....friends go take a look at the comment "he" left for us all...very amusing, and "Jerry" doesnt realize I know where his IP is from, and that to say "he" has to get back to running a "real farm"..well now thats amusing....oh have I got a lot to say!