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Monday, February 20, 2012

What A Pain...Literally

One of our nannies Marvina (don't ask ;] ) has 3 week and a few day old triplets. One side of her bag has a large funnel type nipple that is large hourglass shape. I'm sure there is a technical name for it but I don't know it. That side works and she's raised 3 sets on it counting this years. This morning I found her biggest triplet crying and lethargic. He prefers that teat and has been draining it. He's 2x the size of the other 2. Apparently he has caused a sore to pop up right beside the nipple and she hasn't been letting him suck since sometime yesterday. Now I'm putting udder cream on it and milking her out for him and letting him suck on her a little bit. This requires tying her up short and high. One person holds her leg up tight and other holds head while 3rd milks her. What a pain literally for both of us, humans and her. It will heal but till then alot of work.

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