Not much of an update

Since Thursday, I’ve swung from despair to hope to confusion to worry and back again to hope… and then sometimes, like now, I just feel numb.

Since finding out that Mocha (probably) died from CL, Jon and I have been weighing our options – at least, the options we can see that we have – but so far, we haven’t dug too deep into figuring out what we’re going to do.  Actually, we’re still holding out hope that the cultures will come back and we’ll find out she died from some other disease – one that isn’t at all contagious.  That’s at least a possibility, however slight.  We also have to wait on the culture from Mini Pearl’s abscess, because we have some decisions to make about her.  If she has it, do we put her down?  Or do we keep her separate from the rest of the herd and breed her in the fall, in hopes that we can catch the babies as soon as they’re born and keep them in a third field?  If we do that, we’ll need to rent more land.  Can we do that?

So, for now, we’re waiting.  And we’re praying.  And we know there will probably be some tough decisions we have to make soon.

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2 Responses to Not much of an update

  1. Connie says:

    Oh, Rina and Jon, I feel your roller coaster of emotions and pain and peace as I read of your travails. Know that my prayers are with you and I send thoughts of strength and tranquility for you as you navigate through these troubled waters. Your life is truly a testimony to my weaker self. I sincerely wish I had known you and had your example of God’s love as I was raising my children. I am giving my daughter your blog address and hope she will gain from it as I know she could.

    • Rina says:

      Connie, I cannot tell you how much your love and support and prayers mean to me. I feel such a great amount of comfort, knowing that your prayers and thoughts are with us through this. I’m so, so thankful to have you in my life!

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