I really didn't think she would survive the shock, especially as she is already so small. As I listened to her ragged gasping for breath I kept expecting each one to be her last. But after a couple of hours snuggled against me in front of the heater she started improving and was finally able to stand on her own.
At that point the best thing for her was to go back out with her brothers and dam. But unfortunately Mame, wouldn't accept her back even though it had only been 2 hours. After 24 hours of having to hold Mame' so that Gloria could nurse, and Mame' getting more and more violent about shoving her away I made the decision to make Gloria a bottle baby. So last night Mame was separated from the kids and then I milked her before turning the buck kids out with her. Gloria didn't have too much trouble switching over to drinking her mothers milk from a bottle, but was still crying for her mom's attention.
Because of the nasty weather that is keeping the herd cooped up I can't leave the buck kids with the main herd or they will get trampled so they are in the pen with Gloria and I am just letting them out a few days a day to nurse. Definitely not an ideal situation, but sometimes you just have to improvise and adapt.
Finally here are a few pictures taken during the only bit of sunshine we have had in a week. As with all the other pictures, clicking on a picture will show you a larger image.