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    Sad Sick baby alpaca.

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    I had to take my Capt Jack to the ER at Mizzou last night. We found him down in the pasture with a very low temp. I brought him up to the house and after 5 phone calls I decided to take him in. It's about an hour away. After blood tests, they found his glucose was so low the vet was surprised he wasn't having seizures. Looks like he was not getting enough milk from his mama. They stabilized him and when we left he was sleeping and his temp was coming up.

    I spoke to his amazing Dr this morning and she told me that this morning his head is up and he will stand a bit with coaxing. She has a plan. He will have to be there for the next 5 to 7 days while they tube feed him and teach him a bottle. He is also on antibiotics and IV fluids.

    I feel SO horrible! He's been nursing so I wasn't worried. And for the last 2 weeks he's been wearing his coat because of the weather. We didn't realize he was losing so much weight. Luckily we got him in on time. It's still a waiting game, but at least now there is hope. I am so sad.


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    Poor guy! I hope he recovers quickly.
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    poor baby! Glad you caught it early! Sounds like you guys have a great vet on your side!

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    Poor little one! I'm sending good vibes for a recovery!
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    I hope little one feels better soon!
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    Good thing you caught it in time! I hope he has a speedy recovery.
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    Awww, poor baby. I'm so glad you were able to take him in when you did. Hope he feels better really soon!

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    Poor little button! Low glucose feels atrocious, I hope he is feeling better now! Glad you found him in time
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