Friday, 15 February 2013

Now it's getting interesting!

I am not going to babble on and inject any sort of suspense at all this morning in fact I'm going to come straight out with it. Three hundred grams, that's 300 grams! Little Tsar has put on 300 grams in the last 24 hours!

Now on Wednesday he had put on 50 grams which is really neither here nor there, yesterday he had put on 150 grams which was encouraging but 300 grams in the last 24 hours! That makes exactly half a kilo in 72 hours!

How? How is he doing it? He is still squitting through the eye of a needle so how is he doing it?

Well he is spending most of his day doing this for starters!

The other reason, and I am utterly convinced about this; cow colostrum. That lovely yellow creamy stuff made by that beautiful dairy cow in the Woodford Valley. Two days after we started giving Tsar cow colostrum he started gaining weight. Co-incidence? I don't think so.

I have been thinking about it a lot this morning. He was losing weight steadily despite eating all day before the colostrum. His scouring is the same, which is a worry, but I just have a hunch that is going to clear up soon.

If he is putting on weight his stomach lining must be absorbing nutrition from the food he is eating, it simply must be? He only gets about 40ml of colostrum and 50-60ml of goat yoghurt from us every day, so 100 grams in total, yet he has put on half a kilo in three days. His stomach must be working?

The sun is even shining today and there was lots of interest when Tsar and Thor moved to their outside pen this morning, even Kira decided to sit and carry out a little vigil.

I know there is a lot of heartache amongst fellow bloggers at the moment and I hope in some way Tsars little story is helping in a small way.


Judi B said...

That's just the sort of news we've all been waiting for! Tsar..tomorrow 500g please!

Karen Oglesby - Meon Valley Alpacas said...

Very encouraging - well done!

Rosemary said...

Very cheering news!

Zanzibah Alpacas said...

Excellent news...and great to read of an impressive weigh gain. I'd still be inclined to give the Go-Biotic a go, as it has different cultures which might just assist with the runny bottom issues ...... I've used it before with good results ...(just a thought, hope you don't mind the mention) ....hoping its the 'Red Zone' all the way ...from now on ! Jayne