Monday, March 24, 2014

Cara Goes to College

Little Cara Bleu got a trip to Auburn University today. Everybody at the Large Animal Teaching Hospital is amazing! I am happy to have such a great resource only an hour away- wish they were closer.

This morning her little face looked even more swollen. I pinned her down and flushed out her eye best I could. I couldn't pry it open for the life of me to see if there was anything in there. So it was off to Auburn.

The vets sedated her and still couldn't get in her eye. So they ended up doing a block to the eye as well. It was still hard to see anything, but they seemed pretty sure there wasn't anything in the eye and the cornea is not scratched.

They injected the eyelid with Dex, gave her a systemic antibiotic and more steroid systemically. I have another shot of Dex I'm to administer tomorrow.

Little girl had a rough day, but she's a trooper. The vets think things should look better in a day or two and would like to see her again at the end of the week- about the time Betty Buttercup is due to kid.

My friend Hilda brought me 4 huge bundles of Vidalia onion sets straight from Vidalia. So of course, we had to get those in today as well. Thank you, Mom, for the help!

And then there's the Little League game tonight......
Stay warm, y'all. I'm off to cover the citrus trees before the game.


  1. Glad to hear little Clara Bleu is going to be OK.
    PS I love her name. I will have to keep it in mind when naming animals.

    1. Aww thanks! Her sire was Chevre Bleu. She's kind of caramel colored, so Cara Bleu it was. When I checked last night, her eye was open a tiny bit. I'm hoping it still looks good this morning!

  2. Hope it heals up!
    Vidalia's mmmm yummy. I have only had luck with green onions.
    It's cold here again. Had to chip ice this morning and thaw out the car.
    We have our first softball game Friday and tonights practice is going to be frigid :/