This lamb was born April 16th single and I watched his birth also. All normal and his placentae looked normal. He was another blind sick baby. With the help of Jeannette my friend, we gave this guy and the two born the other day 1/4cc thiamine and B-Complexe IM. The twins, one ewe one ram, walked around a bit the little boy danced and played then layed down as usual wanting to sleep. This new guy went into what I call the "frantic" part of this thing that is happening. Run, run, run, I should say he was walking fast, in circles would not let me calm him nor would he pay attention to his Mom. About a half hour later he was down and his breathing is fast and raspy. One hour later he is down flat and I'm sure he will not make it. I will be taking him to the State Lab tomorrow and the vet will be here to take blood from his mom and a few other ewes.
It seems that the more these guys stress the faster they die. Or there are degrees of this problem. So far three of the babies were "frantic" and died quick, before maybe 6 hours and the one that lived 7 days was calm. The Bella twins are both easy to calm down and even after their shots did not show any excitement. They are two days old.
So much for another day in paradise!
Thank you everyone for all your help so far. I'm getting emails and phone calls it really helps. I never thought I'd love blogging. Being able to network with so many will help find the answer I'm sure. Our vets need the help of other shepards. There is so much to know and Nevada does not have the sheep necessary for them to learn much.