Dh came in the house with a lamb in his arms, at first glance, strong, healthy looking with loud, put me down, give me back to my mom, let me go back to the flock bleeting going on.
Hubby says, I saw him jump the wrong way, and I think he hurt his leg.. can you check it, so I feel the leg and yup, he had indeed hurt it..
So we measured out his leg, took shims and cut the full end off to fit, it needed to be just past the one joint and for the next three days above the below joint.. I need room for possible swelling but I also need it to be stable.
Now I need to make both pieces stay where I put them, I cut a nice long (enough to go around and down and back twice, soft cotton and around and around it went..
Now I needed to make it more tough and ideally pretty waterproof.. duck tape to the rescue again!
Now it will get checks for temp, swelling and a few other things, its been safely moved into a jug with just its mom, so it can’t be pushed around or bumped by other mothers or be encouraged to play by the other lambs, it need to rest and recover, if needed in three days, I will take it off and adjust and redo it.. I expect it will need the splint for a few weeks to four to six weeks to heal properly..
It was happy to see mom and nursed right away, its fast for a three legged poor wee lamb.