I thought I might share a story from last years lambing season. (Our first). We had a ewe that we limped through 3 weeks of pregnancy toxemia to be rewarded with triplets! Unfortunately we lost one the first night. (We are continuing to learn alot). We were very nervous so we went to check on the two remaining ewe lambs early that next morning. They were 24 hours old. As we entered the jug we found one lamb floating completely submerged and lifeless in the cold water bucket. My husband yanked her out and started chest compressions, I said, "I read in a book that if you swing a non-breathing lamb around your head by its back legs it might start breathing "........ so my husband desperate grabbed her and swung her around his head a few times. Back down on the ground he started compressions again. We both said, we think it is too late. At that precise moment out of the tiny lambs mouth squirts a bit of water and her eyes flutter. A miracle for sure. I held her inside in front of the wood stove for three hours. When she warmed up she was able to stand and take a bottle. Today she is a healthy, friendly absolutely adorable Finn ewe. It was quite and experience , one that we will never forget. Dont ever give up!!!!!!!!
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