Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Davie

Updated to say that Davie will not be getting better. He has CAE ( caprine arthritis encephalitis) and there is no cure. He isn't in any pain and is eating and drinking. He can not stand on his legs. They are like rubber and he can't control or put weight on them. He can stay like this for days or weeks and the Vet said it was up to me about putting him down or making him comfortable. I have him on the back porch at night and bring him in the house during the night. I am trying to spend as much time as I can with him. I hold him and feed him his bottle and I cry. I have cried all night and about all day. I feel like I am losing my child. I can't seem to make that decision to put him down. I just am not sure what to do. Thank each of you for your prayers, good thoughts and emails. Keep praying for Davie and that Miss Diva will not get CAE. We can't test her for 10 days and if she does get it the same will happen to her. Thanks again for caring.


Davie has gotten sick. Really sick. He is on antibiotics along with his electrolytes but he isn't doing very well. I know he is only a baby goat but he is part of my little homestead family and is very loved. Some will laugh at my asking to keep a goat in your thoughts and prayers but most of you will understand. So as you go about your day/evening send out good thoughts and prayers for a very special little goat that has stolen my heart.

40 comments:

momxtwo said...

My prayers are going up for Davie.

Peace

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Oh Peggy I am so sorry. I just hope that everything will be okay for little Davey...

Mrs.Garcia said...

Peggy, My Family and I will be praying for you, Ms.Diva and for Sweet Little Davie.

Shell said...

I understand - our pets become part of our family. Thoughts and prayers for little Davie. I hope he gets better real soon.

miss*R said...

of course prayers will be said! And don't forget to ask St. Francis - the patron saint of animlas to pray for Davie as well. He will intercede for sure. I am praying & lighting candles for Davie today. Angels - Please, please make Davie well again !

miss*R said...

ps - no-one will laugh at prayers being asked for him. xo

novaks8 said...

Awwww Not little Davie!


I will be praying for him Peggy.

Lee-ann said...

Peggy,
This little goat that walks the earth like you and me has all my prayers for a speedy recovery.

Get well soon Davie!

Marian (Miz) said...

Peggy, prayers going out for Davy and for you, his caretaker and momma. I hope the poor little fellow recovers quickly.

Rosa said...

Aw sweetie, of course I'll say my prayers for Davie. Poor little guy. I know you pulled Miss Diva back from her illness and I pray little Davie too will feel everone's love and pull through. Hang in there Davie!! (and Peggy.) {{{hugs}}}

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

oh bless his heart...I hope ole davie is ok....

maybe he just some scotch..that cures everything..

keep us updated on his progress..

Kristy said...

Hope he feels better soon.

Jeanne said...

God bless your little Davie.
I love all my animals so much and I know you do too.
May Davie get well soon.
Love Jeanne ^j^

dolly said...

Hi Peggy

hope you are ok, sorry o hear about Davie

(i used your soap tonight, sorry I haven't checked in for soooo long, been without a computer)

love to you

dollx

Daisy Lupin said...

Hi pleased to meet you but so sorry the first post of yours is about your poor sick goat. I hope he recovers, I will think positive thoughts about him. It so sad when animals are sick, a bit like small children, they can't really tell you what is wrong. I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog.

Lori said...

I totally understand and will send some prayers. Hope he recovers soon.

miss*R said...

I have been checking constantly for an update and hoped it would be better
oh my Peggy! I am crying with you now. Poor little Davie. Please God, don't let ms*diva catch it. please,please,please.
How do they contract this disease?
my heart is with you right now my dear, dear friend.

kansasrose said...

It is done...prayers going up for little Davie.

Dotee said...

Hi Peggy

I am sending prayers from Australia to little Davie. Our animals are like our children and I feel for you right now.
Blessing and wishes for a speedy recovery for him..

Dotee xoxo

Lindsey said...

Sorry to hear Davie is getting worse. I am praying for you and your beautiful goats.

Peggy, you will know what to do when the time comes - dear friend let God hold you all in his hands for he knows about that special goat that stole your heart and how you love Davie as one of your own xx

PEA said...

Sometimes animals, who are pets, become part of the family and when they are sick, we feel the same way we would if it was a person. My heart goes out to you Peggy, and my prayers will be with you all. Big HUGS!!!!

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

I am so sorry to hear about Davey. I am afraid you are going to have to make a decision. If he is suffering then you know what the best decision will be.
I am so sorry. I feel so badly for you. I just wish there was something physically that I could do.

Sandy

Rosa said...

Oh Peggy, I'm so sorry. What horrible news. You will just know what to do and when, just trust yourself. It's so sweet that he was able to be with you for a short time. You have to realize how special you made his little life. He was brought to you for a reason, to take care of and to love, and you have done that. You should be proud of yourself. Hang in there. More prayers for you all during this very hard time with your babies.

Connie and Rob said...

Dear Peggy,
I am so very sorry to hear about Davey. I know your heart is breaking. Pets become part of the family and it is very difficult to let go. My prayers are with you in your sadness.

Hugs,
Connie

dolly said...

thinking of you Peggy

love dollx

Tina said...

Peggy I'm so sorry to hear this,all of you will be in our prayers.

Mrs. Staggs said...

Peggy, my heart is truly with you and your dear animals. I am sending love and good thoughts to you and these sweet creatures.

Nicole said...

Oh Peggy, I am so very sorry that this has happened to you and Davie. I am thinking of you and will pray for you both. My heart sincerely goes out to you in this troubled time. With love, Nicole xox.

gena said...

Oh Peggy! I am so sorry,my thoughts and prayers are with you and Davie,it is a terrible decision to make,I know just how you feel.xx

Cookie said...

God Bless you and little Davie. You are both in my thoughts and prayers. Hugsss

Alice said...

Although we've only ever had one pet in the last 40 years - my daughter's rabbit - I can understand how attached you can become to one, Peggy. It will seem like such a shame to you to have Davie put down when he hasn't had time to live a life yet.

If he is not going to get better then I hope and pray for strength and courage for you to make the right decision, and the peace in knowing that he is no longer ill, but frolicking around like a baby goat should do. I also Ms Diva stays fit and well.

Reflection Through The Seasons said...

Dear Peggy....
Prayers and positive thoughts for Davie and Miss Diva. I fully appreciate your heartbreak at this time, yes, our dear pets are like our children. Blessings to you all and may you find the comfort and strength to deal with this difficult time.

Thank you for your recent visit to my blog Peggy, your comment is very much appreciated. Hugs - Marion

Tea & Margaritas in My Garden said...

Coming over from Rosa`s and sending a prayer for sweet Davie that he gets better.

tea
xo

Wendy A said...

Prayer said. Good Luck little Davie.

Carol said...

Oh my Peggy that sounds so sad! I'm sending my best wishes, prayers and postive thoughts for your baby goat!

Naturegirl said...

Peggy I understand you having a heavy heart all pet owners understand.I will pray for the pain and sorrow to disappear for both you and Davie.."a special soul" who has catpured the blog communities hearts! Ms Robyn said it all.

amelia said...

My heart is breaking reading about poor Davie and poor you! This is my first time to your blog thanks to Ms Robyn but it won't be my last.
I also have animals that are my life and die a little bit every time I lose one. You are doing everything you can do and while this doesn't help the way you feel it makes your little goat feel better.
I will pray there is some help for him.

HomemakerAng said...

i am so sorry ! I was shocked when i came to your blog... more miss diva too...

Gina E. said...

Hi Peggy,
I join with everyone else who has posted here to pass on my hugs for you and Davie. Ken and I have cried together over the loss of several of our pets. We sponsor a donkey at a Donkey Shelter nearby, and Adam is often mentioned in the newsletter. Now and then he is on the 'sick list' and cross our fingers that he recovers.

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