Influenza A. That was yucky. Luckily I catcher it in time so I’m feeling better already.
Worried a bit about Mira. Herrivht eye is watering. The tear duct looks pink and reddish brown while the rest of the eye looks fine. It doesn’t look like pink eye to me.
Here’s some pictures. I don’t know if you all can see what I mean but it looks annoying.
Two things that could possible be causing whatever this is - in my opinion - is weather, environment.
The weather in Missouri has been up and down. It’s the middle of February so we’ve had ice storm, warm enough weather to be hot in a hoodie, rain, then freezing to hot again. I’m wondering if that’s making her have some allergy issues.
The second possible thing is her environment. Mira has a whole section of barn to herself bits wide, fresh enough hay, and fresh food and water is put down once or twice a day... But it’s an old barn that was probably built in the 40s or early 50s. It needs an update; has all kinds of old dust in there. I’m sad to say that I haven’t been able to put down a fresher bed for her to lay in because I’ve been sick and the weather hasn’t allowed me to without the threat of injury or getting super sick... So the barn is in need of a clean up basically and I’ve had no one to help me and there’s only so much of the barn I can clean up on my own. And that’s probably irritating her eye.
So I’m worried about her eye. Obviously I’m heading for a vet this week. I’ve tried calling my vet but I’ve been sick and not picking the best hours to call and they’re sometimes bad about calling back! But I’ll be dragging my be nice to them hopefully tomorrow if I don’t feel like I’m dying again.
On another not, if Mira wasn’t still bottle feeding, I’d let her into the field with the other cows. I can tell she’s ready. Everyday I find her laying against the fence that is right next to the salt lick and water troth and feed area. She lays there and watches the other cows and calves. I’d love to let her down. But she’s not eating enough for me to start cutting down the bottles so she can go to the fields. And she’s still so small yet.
And another thing! Mira’s front legs buckle on her. When she runs to me, she goes so fast her front legs slide under her and she almost face plants. It’s insane... And cute but also concerning but she’s running so I guess that’s okay? Ack haha!