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!