slow feeders (I'll post some new pictures of them one of these days. I have made some changes and perfected my design and they are working great).
I think that the thing that is troubling Emma the most right now though, is that she is in pain. She has some slight discharge and she is having a lot of trouble urinating. When I checked her this morning, the little bit of her vulva that I can see is completely black with bruising. I think the birth was hard for her and she has a lot of internal bruising and tearing along with a lot of generalized soreness. I spoke with the vet again and we decided to give her some banamine (pain killer for equines) for a couple of days. I gave her the first dose this afternoon and it seems to be helping. She is more relaxed, seems happier and less stressed. I am watching her and baby very closely for any signs of infection.
I made up a batch of my homemade hand/body lotion to use on her udder to help ease the soreness and chafing there as well. It is made from beeswax, olive oil, sweet alomnd oil and vitmin E. It makes a really nice lotion that can be used on even the most sensitive skin and as a lip balm If any of you are interested in trying this, it is easy to make (skip this part if you want to go straight to more baby pictures). I hand this stuff out at Christmas sometimes and everybody has loved it and requested more. All you need is:
- 3-3.5 ounces of beeswax
- 1 cup Sweet Almond Oil (side-note: this oil is also great for cooking, especially stir-fry as it has a very high flash point and zero cholesterol)
- 1 cup olive oil
- 3-4 vitamin E capsules
- Fragrance or essential oil if desired (I skip this for animal use)
The melted wax on the left and the oils on the right, ready to pour into the yogurt container....
The warm solution all mixed and poured into the tins....
The finished product after it has cooled and set.
The recipe above is more of a ratio then a real recipe. If you want the end result to be harder (ie, if you want to pour it into those little lib balm tubes) then use a 1/4 - 1/2 an ounce more wax. If you want it softer use less wax. You can also try different kind of oils if you want, but this is what I have found to be the most popular.
Now, back to what you're really here for...
I may need a new camera, it cant keep up with a warp-speed donkey...
I know I said I would tell you his name today, but I think I need another day to be sure. Hopefully, this little guy will be around for a long time. I want to make sure that his name not only suits him right now, but is also something he can grow into.