Well, once again the babies need your help, and it is Rocky in particular that really could use some. He has been having a lot of tummy issues, which I am happy to say, seem to be moving in the right direction finally. He has been colicky off and on, yet still "flowing" more than he should. Well, as Shirley with her 20 years +/- of doing this told me, the ONLY diapers that work are the KROGER - UNISEX - OVERNIGHT SLEEP GUARD - WITH LEAK GUARDS AND MAXIMUM ABSORBENCY. Right now he is in SMALL/MEDIUM, but in the near future he will be moving to the next size. We have tried everything else, and it is a nightmarish 'flow' of very bad stuff.
Of course I am a teeny bit tired, and a tad emotional due to this little venture, (which is fine because this is what we do and 99.9% of the time I wouldn't change it), but I went to the post office to pick up a package and lo and behold it was two packs of KROGER dipeys. PTL!. I have to say I actually sat down and cried a tiny bit. It was like winning the lottery. I know that sounds dramatic, but I guess you would have to be there to really understand. Anyway, that has saved us for the last two days, but now we only have a few left, probably enough for tonight. THANK YOU!
Rocky is being treated for his "abnormal diaper filler that runs out everywhere", but he had some type of blockage where only the liquid stuff was coming through. I am very happy to say that he seems to have passed that point and is having much less tummy trouble and is much less colicky. So he is heading in the right direction. He is perky, pretty much into everything he can be, an expert at removing the diapers, especially the ones that are less than fabulous, and needs to be reminded on a daily basis that he is not the boss and does not completely rule the world. He is definitely one of the fastest little guys I have ever seen, and I have seen well over 300 newborns in the past few years. He would have been such a great stallion on the range. He is above average in intelligence and was a born leader. He is a very expressive little guy, although not so little now, and has no issues with letting you know exactly how he feels.
Our plan is to create/fix our permanent "foal nursery" in the garage. We need to get insulation and completely finish it, although the floor will be one that is washable etc. It will be set up specifically for what we do, and in a way that will be efficient for heating etc. We had begun planning that and started moving things around after we lost Little Mister. However, we obviously did not get it done before the "next foal", which is Rocky. With the Kroger diapers being so hard to get, and we still have not found a place that we can order them online, it seems that since we live where we do, it will be much less expensive once the nursery is complete to do what we did with Honey Bandit.
But for now - Rocky is here and he needs the diapers! WE ARE HAVING A "DIAPER DRIVE FOR ROCKY", and asking that anyone who would like to help, please go to the attached list and see if there are any places on the list that are near you WHERE YOU could pick up some dipeys for ROCKY. The closest place to me that we have found is about 3 hours away, so by the time we get fuel it is not even reasonable.
OTHER ITEMS HE NEEDS ARE 1) DISPOSABLE GLOVES (for mom & dad), 2) Vaseline in large amounts as it keeps him from getting "tender", 3) Baby wipes and Paper Towels and DIAPERS, DIAPERS, DIAPERS. :) We also need more Foal lac powder, and we will be starting him on foal lac pellets in the very near future.
We so appreciate everyone's support and help as that is what allows us to help these babies. Don't forget this handsome young man will be available for adoption at a later date.
We will also be looking for any available insulation etc. so we can get the actual nursery complete!! We had such a good one started and it was working so well for Honey Bandit, Suri and Dabubbles etc. before we had to move. But when God closes a door, He always opens a window, and this should be our "permanent" rescue, unless of course someone wins the lottery and the big dream comes true!
I also want to thank everyone who has been looking for diapers for us. We came home the other day to find a box of wipes that one of the babies wonderful "aunties" had sent, THANK YOU KITTY ! only to discover that the UPS guy in all his/her brilliance, set the box on the porch with our four very large dogs. You get the picture. Supposedly UPS is going to handle it, but in the meantime we are once again going through those like crazy.
Susan (WWAS) & Shirley (Allen) are beyond amazing, and I am blessed and honored that we are not only such good friends, but they are always there 24/7 if I need a shoulder or help.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS POSSIBLE. WITHOUT YA'LL, THERE WOULD BE NO SAVED BABIES, AS YA'LL ARE ULTIMATELY THE ONES RESPONSIBLE FOR SAVING THESE BABIES, AS WELL AS THE OTHERS THAT HAVE BEEN RESCUED !
We could use some prayers for warmer weather also. Although we use wood heat for our house, the temps have been cold enough that we are also running an electric heater for Rocky 24/7, but having to supplement that with a propane heater. So it will be a blessing when things warm up. Also, that will allow him to play outside and we will save on the washing and the dipeys. I too, am very ready for some sunny days and bright blue skies.
God bless ya'll and stay safe
Palomino & the gang!