Monday, March 14, 2011

Olivia Update

Well, half the day is gone and Olivia is still on the up side of everything. My oldest son surprised me by using his day off after being on the road for a week to go and pick up some people food for me and come out to the farm. We had a nice lunch, caught up on his work adventures and then he held Olivia while I placed on a new splint and checked the leg... Boy it was a lot easier with another set of hands. She still is having good circulation in the leg, she is able to get around with it and has a great desire to eat, drink and allow Opal to nurse. So, we are still watching every two hours or so and checking to make sure there is no new problems arising. Opal was very protective of her mother but understood that while I worked on her it was a great time to get a bite of lunch in. She nursed fast and long but that is exactly what I wanted her to do just in case....

The day has not been as productive as I had hoped but it was wonderful to see my son and spend some time with him. It is also great to have another set of hands to help with the first aid and to have his experience with the Vet side of the farm work to confirm that I had done everything right.. He agreed that I had done things right and that my logic was sound. Sometimes even I question myself or my abilities...

So we will keep a very close eye on Olivia and if you would still keep those prayers coming because we are by no means out of the woods here... Much love and light to you all.

4 comments:

Jane said...

I am just catching up and wow what a roller coaster ride going on at your house!! I was so happy the house kid got some play time in, then all this mess. I do not know how you keep it together. And I was wondering how you ever got out to get people supplies. I am so glad your son came. Well as always, my thought are with you and all the little ones. I hope all the legs involved heal very quick.

larkspur funny farm said...

Thanks Jane - I am one of those folks who has supplies that really could keep me going for 6 months but it was great to see my son and to have his hands if only for a few hours. I can not wait to get over to your site a catch up..

Krista said...

wow great job!! Hope the leg heals quickly.

larkspur funny farm said...

Please keep her in your prayers.