It's been a very rocky start for our calf. It's almost 3:00 a.m., and he hasn't been able to stand up. Sandy the cow ended up with what looked like milk fever, so Jim and Peter gave her an injection of calcium. She perked up after that, and was able to get up and moving.
We have the calf in the house, and are feeding him the colostrum that Peter milked from the cow. We also have given him colostrum replacer that we mixed up, since Sandy was too weak at first to get up. I also read the calf needed an electrolyte replacement, so Jonathan gave me a recipe for one he found on the internet. Good thing. Shortly after the calf was given this he perked up and even attempted to stand. His hind legs especially are very, very weak, so Jonathan had to hold him up. Time will tell.
I am so thankful that Sandy is doing okay. We continue to work with the calf, asking the Lord for wisdom in how to proceed. We'll update later in the day.