Monday, March 16, 2009
Update On Cow With No Name
I couldn't go with John to the ranch this morning as I had to stay home to make an appointment with my hematologist. I've had a blood problem for about five years so I've seen him off and on during that time at the medical center in San Antonio. Early Saturday morning my primary doctor's office called to say I needed to make an appointment with the hematologist as my blood platelets are low. They have been low but stable but are lower now so I have an appointment on April 8th but I made the appointment at his office in the hill country (the pretty part of Texas) so we can make it a ride in the country too. John said when he got there the cow was up and was very unstable but had walked to the house. He said it took him a long time to drive her to the pens to put her inside so she will be secure from the other cattle with food and water. His daughter came to help him as he had stopped at the grocery store to buy a bottle of Karo syrup to get into the cow. John was shocked that the syrup cost $1.98. Sometime John still lives in the olden ages. They were able to get part of the bottle down her. John said she was so thirsty she drank lots of water. He could tell her calf had nursed. That determination is probably what got her up to go look for her calf. John's daughter is going there late this afternoon to make sure she has food and water and make her get up and walk a little. I'm sure the cows appreciate your concern, I know I do.