Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Bad Last Couple Days

The beginning of the week end wasn’t to bad Friday evening we went to a gun auction then Saturday we went to the gun show lots of people at both. Found a couple good buys at both.

Then came Sunday, had one of the worst days ever. We branded cows which is usually a great day for everyone. Well I was giving the mama cows one shot and Andy was giving the other. Before we stated I was going to give the one that goes under the skin then I traded Andy for the one that goes in the muscle because it is a little easier to give. I had asked him how much several times and he told me 5 ml. Well we are half way done with the mama cows and Andy sees my needle and asked me If I was giving 2 I said no I was giving 5 like he had told me well the 5 was for the one he was giving the 2 was for the one I was giving I just gave over half the cows a double dose of vaccine, I was sick Andy was not happy to say the least. Never mine this vaccine is 130 dollars a bottle. ( A very bad case of miscommunication).

So I had to run to town while they ate lunch and get more vaccine. The only store that was open didn’t carry what we use so I had to get a vaccine that isn’t as good. So now I am just praying and hoping the cows will all be all right.

Then Monday about mid morning one of my brothers called and said one of my other brothers was braking a colt and got bucked. Broke his collar bone and wrist they were flying him two hundred miles away to a hospital so they could try and save his hand. They did surgery to relieve the pressure on his tendons and get some blood flow back into his hand and will do another one on Wednesday.

So as of now the cows all seem to be doing ok. I would really rather not have another weekend like the last though.
I didn't get any pics of the  branding which is sad because I always get pictures for the branding album.Although I would really rather not remember this years branding lol.


  1. Sorry to hear about your last couple of days. I hate days like that. Will say a prayer that they save your brothers hand and all goes well for him.

  2. So sorry to hear about the little mishap. I am sure it could happen to anyone. I hope your brother heals nicely, too.

  3. I hope that they were able to get the circulation back to your brother's hand and that the wound heals quickly!
    Sorry about the mix up with the meds! I hope everything is OK.
    Sounds like you could use a hug!

  4. Hi Connie,
    Golly girl, you had a rough couple of days. May everything work out and may there be no side effects for your cows.
    Have you gotten any moisture?
    Blessings, Roxy

  5. So sorry about the miscommunication. And, to have your brother hurt and flown far away. Ugh. I hope it gets better. Thanks for sharing.


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