What a day.
Trixie started laboring around 1:00. About 45 minutes later we had a bubble out. Then she stopped. My friend's husband drove to meet the vet 40 minutes away to get Oxytocin. Within 20 minutes of the injection, she started pushing in earnest again. I didn't see hooves like I should have, so I had to go in and managed to help her pull out the baby by a back knee and hip. Not a good presentation.
She was stillborn. A beautiful 5 pound baby girl.
Once she was delivered, Trixie started pushing again. Again, we weren't seeing the front feet like we should have. This time I went in and grabbed two back legs. After a couple contractions, we got a beautiful 4.5 lb baby girl. Stillborn.
Shortly thereafter came the third. This one actually came out the right direction though I did have to straighten her second leg out. 4.5 lb stillborn girl.
Here is a link to their picture. They're beautiful, but I don't want to offend anyone who doesn't feel comfortable looking at them.
I wonder when they died because they were just perfect. We did everything we could to revive them but there was just no life there when they came out.
At least Trixie seems to be doing slightly better since delivering. She is very weak, but has been cleaning up hay that has bits of goo on it and drank about a gallon of water. She still had not delivered the afterbirth when I came in. The vet had me administer some more Oxytocin but said it can take up to 6 hours. She is meeting me after church with a good antibiotic.
I am wondering when and if I'll be able to milk her. I guess we'll see in the morning.
Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. And thank you to my family and friends who came to help. I appreciate you all!