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Llady Llama Update

30 Dec

I already shared yesterday that the ISU vets did ultrasounds and found that Odie and Maybeline are not expecting crias.  The good side of that is that my mom doesn’t have to check them during the day anymore, and I could move them out of the garage.

Odie

I did that immediately, because it was a lot warmer and lighter for us to work with Aurora in there.  I was amazed at how well she walked for me considering all the mean things we’ve done to her lately.  I had the ISU vets come back to treat her for ulcers.  I have to say, after discussing her diet here and everything else, they did decide I was just unlucky with llamas and ulcers.  That did not make either me or Aurora feel better.

Aurora (with Vinnie in the background)

We also brought Moose in because he got to be our “rumen fluid” donor.  He got a tube placed down into his stomach to pull up some fluid with all those good gut bacteria.  Yep.  Aurora had to drink that (burp).

Moose

She also got antibiotics, vitamin B, wormer, a steroid, and the meds for her ulcers.  Poor girl.  But they also did an ultrasound on her (not pregnant), and everything looks good.  They couldn’t find evidence of bleeding or perforations or blockages.  That means, she has a pretty good chance of a full recovery.  She had to have the antacid for two more days after their visit.  That is not a fun shot, but we’re done with it now.

She just needs to spend her time eating lots and lots of hay!

Vinnie and Vixen are also enjoying keeping her company.

Vixen

They do not like this cold at all, so it’s a good thing for them also.