Friday, January 16, 2009

While You Were Sleeping

Sonya went into labor and a very stressful night was in my cards. She had triplets. 2 boys and 1 girl. She and I are blessed she and the babies are alive and doing well. For 2 hours I cried and prayed while I was up to both elbows inside Sonya. All the babies were tangled together. After a couple of hours of labor and no babies I decided to check her. That's when I started crying. All I could feel was a head, a butt and legs but couldn't match them up. After trying for what seemed like forever I just had to walk away. I came inside and prayed that Sonya and her babies wouldn't be harmed by anything I tried to do to help. I went back out to try again. I prayed and cried while I used both hands to push all the kids as far back down the birth canal as possible. I then reached for a leg. I traced that leg to a body and got a matching leg then pulled. Sonya had a beautiful girl that was trying to nurse while I cleaned her mouth and airway. I gave her to Sonya and then went back in. Found another leg and did the same thing. It was a handsome boy that I thought was dead. After cleaning his mouth and airway he still wasn't breathing well. I hung him upside down and swung him till he started coughing. Suctioned, dried him off and handed to his mom. Went back in and brought out the most handsome Nubian buck I have ever seen. After suctioning him I dried him off and gave him to Sonya. After letting her clean them up and me drying them some more I put their sweaters on and started getting them to nurse. Each one has nursed a little bit and are now snuggled down under the heat light with their mom. After taking a much needed shower I am going to take a couple hours nap before checking on all the moms and babies and doing the morning feedings. I have photos but they will have to wait till later. If you ever doubted God answering prayers about animals.... DON'T. Without him guiding me Sonya and her babies wouldn't be here. All is well and quiet at Hidden Haven, that is until DiDi goes into labor!

20 comments:

Cathy said...

Hello Peggy
You have my admiration for the love and attention you give to your animals.
Your God certainly answered your prayers - and you have certainly earned a rest.
Love to you
Cathy

Heidi said...

I am so happy that they are all ok! That happens with cattle to.. its physically and emotionally draining isnt it. Prayers for the new little buggers, for the goat mamma and you my dear friend.

Wildbilltanker said...

Well there you go again doing things without me.I leave for a few weeks and you have to make things interesting.You done great babe!!!!love ya;William

Rita said...

I am amazed that you did this what an accomplishment. Thank God the babies are fine and God guided your hands. What a blessing for all.
Rita
teach4life1@gmail.com

TEAM HALL said...

Wow, you took my breath away! I could just squeeze you...you're so kind and loving with your animals!
More babies...and hopefully pictures when you get some rest?!
Cath

Kittikity said...

Well done Sonya, Peggy, and babies! Can't wait to see the pics..

And your hubby also sounds very supportive.. Mine is a truck driver too but only local..

Pat/Cameron, Texas said...

So glad everything is okay. Just think how much fun you'll have this Spring watching them all run, jump and kick in the air. Can't wait to see more pictures.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Praise God, Peggy. You are a saint!!! Those specific babies will always be special (like all of them are--but maybe more so) to you... YOU --with God's help--brought these kids into the world. Praise be to God..

CONGRATS. Hope you get some rest!!
Hugs,
Betsy

My Metabolic Rate is Stuck said...

THANKS BE TO GOD! My heart went out to you, while reading. I'm happy that you knew what to do! Can't wait to see the pics.
You have been BLESSED!

Joanna said...

you're my kinda gal Peggy :-)

The Scavenger said...

I was worried to death through the whole post. Thank God all is well. You have had a ton of babies the last week or so, how many?? Waiting for pictures of the miracle...

Chris

Christy said...

What a tough night! I'm so glad everything worked out and can't wait to see pictures!

Mrs.Ruiz said...

Thank You Jesus!!! You did a wonderful job Peggy:)

Dandelionmom said...

OH MY!!! Congratulations! to BOTH of you! poor dears! What an ordeal! I am still trying to imagine BOTH arms inside a goat! "most handsome Nubian buck I have ever seen"??? yeah the special ones find a way to your heart very quickly! God is indeed good!

amelia said...

I know your life is not all sweetness and light but look at the rewards!!!

I keep saying it and I'm sure I'll say it again, but I really don't know how you do what you do!!!

I don't know about God taking care of animals. My feelings on animal abuse don't seem to go with God taking care of them but I am so happy that it works for you!!

Jess said...

Animals are our duty to watch over, and you are doing just that Peggy!

Between you and me I really and truly believe that animals will be in heaven...or else He will provide a place for them and will have some of us to watch over them...

God answers all prayers... all...
and sometimes we don't get the answer we want...but He always answers our prayers...no matter when, how big or small, or what about!

Keep up the awesome work dear Peggy!

Love, Jess

PEA said...

I can't even imagine what you went through sis, but God certainly was looking down on you and answering your prayers. xoxo

SWEETHEARTS MOM said...

Oh Peggy i wish we were closer to each other. You could call me. I wouldn't do much good but support. Man. I can not wait to play with all these babies in a few weeks. They will be boucing all over the place when I get there!

*Noelle* said...

hi peggy! wow, what an amazing yet difficult thing you have been doing with the momma's and babies:) the babies are precious!

take care- i am sure you are tired too.

noelle*

Sadge said...

Guess it really is your time for triplets. Glad everyone is ok.