Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Ewe lamb update

She did not make it. I did not think she would, since I had to restore her airway during each seizure. She was born holding her head to the side, which has always been a bad sign. It always gets me when the ewe of a set of twins dies and the ram makes it. I know it is a case of the fittest survive, but it does not make it any easier to take. Amazing how quickly we become attached. She lived less than 9 hours and I could tell you the entire color pattern on her head, which was gorgeous and how curly her fiber was. The ram does not look nearly as good - very few curls. Males are always on the short list, so this is a bummer.

Since I have dealt with the constant "life or death" with births, this one has been a little easier to accept. I second guess every decision I make, but in the end it is out of my control and I need to learn to let go.

She will be missed.


Julie said...

Poor little baby. Poor sad Kathy.

KiniaCat Crafts said...

I'm so sorry.
It does sound like you made every effort but it wasn't meant to be.
I wish I could say something that would help a bit.

busterandboo said...

ahhhhh. so so sorry. :0(