Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Colic again!

Jack was colicy this a.m. He's had these re-occuring bouts of colic since he was born, even after his week in ICU at Loomis back in May.

He was a bit bloated, his gums were a good color, eyes were bright, but he was boviously in distress. His temp was 98 degrees, and he had obviously been rolling, so we double blanketed him, then gave him the treatment! First 1/2 cc of Banamine, then 50 cc of mineral oil, 10 cc of pepto, followed by 100 cc of warm water. He started acting better once he passed some gas and had a bit of diarrhea. Once he felt better he went to sleep - poor baby. Anna sat with him while he took his nap. When he woke up, we put him in a pen with Jazz for company. His appetite came back, so we put him on grass and he had a nice meal.

We did give him a second cocktail around 4, and turned him out with Jazz. Jack raced around screaming for his mom, so we put Celena in and he had a long drink. He's over 5 months, so definitely could be weaned, but I think she's more comfort to him than anything else.

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