Saturday, June 2, 2012

Good news and frustrating news

The vet came out late this afternoon.  The good news is that the baby is still alive and kicking.  Although, it is in such an odd position that it took nearly half an hour to find the little devil in there.  The frustrating news is that all of the signs that Emma was close to having this baby have disappeared.  We think that the baby was pushing on Emma's cervix triggering labor, but isn't actually ready to be born.  The baby has since shifted again and Emma is now more comfortable.  Hence, not going into false labor anymore.

I got an email from an experienced donkey breeder this afternoon and she summed it up quite well..."The donkeys can drive you crazy for weeks before they are due and it sounds to me like the foal is moving and maybe giving pushes on her cervix..like Braxton Hicks contractions in women" I think she is probably right.  Unfortunately, we still couldn't get any good ultrasound images of the baby.  There is nothing to do but wait for Emma to figure everything out and decide to have this baby.  I do wonder just what other little surprises she has in store for me.  I will continue to put my faith in my donkey.  However....I think I will go tell her the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf...

12 comments:

  1. Awww, SO frustrating! Poor Emma. Poor YOU! I'm keeping everything crossed for a quick and uneventful delivery with an adorable ending. Best of luck to all involved.

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  2. At least, you can be more calm with the Vet visit now.
    At the end,you'll be laughing for that much worries you had.But always happen when it's "your own baby" :)

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  3. I'm glad to hear the baby is still okay! But definitely frustrating. I think a good talking to, including a classic story is definitely in order! :-)

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  5. Thanks for the update... we think about you every day!

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  6. I hope the next little surprise is fuzzy and standing next to momma!

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  7. And the suspence goes on----!

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  8. Well I'm glad things seem to be ok. Thanks for updating us on her condition.

    Hang in there,
    ~Lisa

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  9. Little Emma is a trooper! You too!

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  10. Many thoughts are with you and Emma!

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  11. I have been away from blogging and was just SURE when I came back I would see a baby here. Well, at least I didn't miss it : )

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