It's been six months of healing for Nellie our dear old goat. We think from squeezing under and into everything (she always likes to go where she's not supposed to) she slipped a disc and has not been able to walk . Her doctor said that there was not much he could do so we have given her a deep bed of straw to keep her comfortable and lots of love and care.
I have done T-touch to help the body know where it needed to work. A couple of weeks ago she started turning her head to scratch her back which I thought might be a sign the nerves were healing, tingling.
Now mind you, this is a old goat with not many teeth left, so for her to make it this far is a gift.
This morning I was giving her a good rub, holding her up, pretending to stand and walk. She kept standing when I moved away and then she walked! It wasn't pretty but she could get those hind legs close to where she needed them and she kept standing and standing. I think this old goat might get some grazing in this year. She is a very dear dear part of our barn family.
To old goats with new tricks up their sleeves.
*Last time in Barn Stories: Ready, Set Go