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Posted February 01, 2016 - 05:02 PM

Took a muscle relaxer a couple hours ago, and now my legs have turned to weak toothpicks.  Just came back from giving the heifer her shots, and I didn't feel like I could have walked any further.  The heifer got up on her hind legs, but not her front still.  But she stood a several seconds longer than last time.


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 08:43 PM

What did they give you for a muscle relaxer? They have my dad one that made him all wobbly! I think it was like flexorial or something

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 08:46 PM

What did they give you for a muscle relaxer? They have my dad one that made him all wobbly! I think it was like flexorial or something

Yep, generic for Flexeril.  Does take your legs out from under you, and I fell asleep a while in my recliner.  I think I'll sleep well tonight.


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 08:48 PM

I'm not Dr. So take any thing I say with a grain of salt...

Dad cut his in half and it was much better for him.

I have heard the same results from everyone. That I know that's taken that stuff.

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 08:49 PM

I'm not Dr. So take any thing I say with a grain of salt...

Dad cut his in half and it was much better for him.

My script says 1/2 to one pill, so I'll likely split them as well.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 12:34 AM

Been taking muscle relaxers for a while now. Doctor warned me to take them at night before bed. Even then being lazy was pretty easy to do. Now I don't notice it anymore so hopefully my system is adapting and yours will too. Hope you sleep well tonight.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 08:13 AM

Been taking muscle relaxers for a while now. Doctor warned me to take them at night before bed. Even then being lazy was pretty easy to do. Now I don't notice it anymore so hopefully my system is adapting and yours will too. Hope you sleep well tonight.

Mine said take at bedtime, but being I didn't have to do anything else, I took them early.  Slept pretty well, but did take just a few minutes to get to sleep.  But I feel worn out and I just woke up!  

Tonight brings storms, possibly bad ones with winds and up to 2" rain.  Hope it ends up on the milder side.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 10:09 AM

Maybe you will be able to sleep through the storms.  :D


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 10:16 AM

Heifer still can't get up. Later today I'm gonna try to make a rope sling and raise her up with FEL.
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Posted February 02, 2016 - 10:22 AM

Heifer still can't get up. Later today I'm gonna try to make a rope sling and raise her up with FEL.

 

Serious question, why do they want cows to get back on their feet as soon as possible? I know it's not because of bed sores. 


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 11:09 AM

Serious question, why do they want cows to get back on their feet as soon as possible? I know it's not because of bed sores. 

One is being down too long can lead to bloating, plus laying on their legs too long and they just don't want to work right afterwards.  When a cow is down it's important to push them to their other side now & then to switch which back leg they are laying on.

  I got the Massey 362 with loader down there just a few minutes ago.  I don't have a proper sling, but chains work in a pinch.  When I first raised her she seemed ready to go, but in just a few seconds her right front leg went limp.  The odd thing is, it was her left rear leg hung up in the feeder, and she can hold her back end up.   I kept her up a few minutes, then let her back down.  Loader still attached to the loose chain, so I'll lift her a few times today.  If she doesn't make any progress by tomorrow, she'll likely never get up.  It took all the energy I had to get this done.  

 

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Posted February 02, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Went back down & lifted her again.  After a bit of coaxing by lifting & lowering her, she stood up with chains lax, but still not putting weight on her right front.  She tried getting away even!    Who knows, maybe she'll make it, but my experience is if they're not up in 3 days, they won't.  But once or twice in my years, one has gotten up a good week or more after going down.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Sure hope she is one of the few.  You've put a lot of effort into saving her.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 12:15 PM

   You've put a lot of effort into saving her.

 

Yes, and I'm growing tired from it.  She has to get up soon or I'll have to put her down....much as I hate to.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 01:50 PM

 

It took all the energy I had to get this done.  

 

I know your intentions are good but it if you don't take it easy they are going to be lifting you onto a gurney. I hate to think what it took to get those chains under that cow. 

I've never been much of a livestock person and after seeing what you've been putting yourself through with these cows when you really have no right to be dealing with them at all, sure puts me in a bad frame of mind.  :tapping_fingers:

Have you ever thought about raising Chickens?


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