This was Amos' second miracle! It was the prayers and love from everybody that pulled him through! Now Ed, of course, thinks it was the good cows milk and I'm sure the vet thinks it was his professional skill, but I know what it really was... We have to give Amos the shots for the next several days. Well, I should say Ed has to give him the shots. I really hate doing that. Ed is fine with the IM shots, but the sub q shots really give him trouble. My friend Amye is a nurse at my work and offers to come over and give Amos his shot. Her daughter Emma came over to help feed him, too. Amye listens to his lungs and says he actually still has some air moving in the damaged lung occasionally. That's a great sign! He's still very weak, though:
The vet checks in and can't believe that, once again, Amos has survived! If I don't update daily on Facebook, I get a ton of messages asking about him. By the time he's 3 weeks old, Amos is starting to perk back up and even seems like he's getting stronger. He's hungry all of the time, and drinking like crazy! However, on his 3 week birthday I was giving him his evening bottle when he aspirated again. He was drinking his bottle much slower than usual. It was taking him forever and he was getting really frustrated when all of a sudden he stopped drinking and started gasping. He was trying to cough, but couldn't. He plopped down and just laid there. I took him outside again and got him moving, and this time he seemed to recover faster. Ed said he didn't really want his whole bottle this afternoon either. I took him back inside and laid him in his pen. I just sat there with him. He wasn't breathing right and was getting weak again. I had no idea what to do. I felt like we were losing him. I was sitting there looking at him and I wondered if his teeth were still loose. I put my finger in his mouth to feel his teeth and you won't believe what I found there!