I’m writing to ask you to take a moment and send out prayers and good energy to Brownie, my alpaca.
As many of you know, Brownie delivered a stillborn baby Tuesday evening. She seemed OK yesterday and early this morning, but at about 10:30 am she began showing signs of being in obvious distress. Her temperature was low, she refused food and water, and she had little energy. She was showing signs of severe dehydration. There is most likely a complication from the pregnancy and birth.
She is now at the Large Vet Hospital at OSU, receiving fluids and going through a number of tests. Preliminary bloodwork showed an infection, and it might be a fairly easy to treat one or one that might require major surgery. Of course, we are hoping and praying for the latter. I hope you can send some good thoughts her way as she struggles through a very stressful time. Let’s hope there’s a good light at the end of the tunnel.
She’ll be at OSU for at least four days and longer depending on the prognosis.
Thank you so much for reading this.