Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our Little Hannah

Dear Friends,

I have a problem with our 1 yr. old gray girl.  It all started around July 20th, I saw Hannah standing over the Poop Pile, as I watched her she looked like she was having trouble going. I kept my eye on her as my husband & I did the morning chores. She kept going back to the pile and nothing happened.
Leonard & I thought she needed something to help her so we gave her some fresh hay right out of the field, Bounce Back in her water & so on.
She started going fine after the fresh hay. Then I noticed she started going back to the poop pile
again & again. I knew something was wrong so I really kept a close eye on her. Then I saw what the problem was, SHE was having trouble PEEING!!
I called our Vet right away and he said bring her over to my office (Which is an hour & a half from our farm).
When we got there the assistant was able to get a urine sample, they also took a blood sample.
Hannah's temp was fine but the Urine test showed crystals in her Urine.
She was started with Naxcel & Banamine. Naxcel was 2 shots for 7 days and Banamine 2 shots for 5 days.
Needless to say that medicine didn't take care of it. After talking to our Vet. he said the best thing to due was take her to Cornell University where the had the thing to tell them what was going on. Dr. B thought the crystals had formed a stone & if that is the case Hannah will have to have surgery to get them out! :( She is going to Cornell on Tuesday but if things take a turn where she can't pee at all then we call them & rush her to Cornell!
"So if you could please keep Hannah in your prayers!"
I will keep you informed about our Beautiful Hannah.

God Bless us everyone,
Bonnie Klingman
Here At Heaven's Gate Alpacas

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