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Wednesday, May 28, 2008
who have been kind enough to inquire;
While we are by no means out of the woods yet, there has been a very encouraging improvement
over the last week or so, more regular and longer periods of reduced pain which has of course
led to a brightening of her outlook.
There has been a new member added to her medical support system, this comes in the form of a
new Doctor based in Wuddina (the town has been without a resident Doctor for 6/8 months)
as a bonus this GP has a special area of interest... Pain Management.... there must be a God!!!
To date Vicki has only seen him once but has another appointment to assess the results of
his medication and to do some blood tests as a follow up.
Meanwhile life goes on at its normal pace here (read HECTIC) but the end to seeding is in sight,
in fact tomorrow night or Friday morning should see the finish of it, then we can add some
follow up rain to our list of prayers and settle back into a quieter mode.
The last paddock to be seeded had 1000 sheep and about 800 lambs grazing it down,
yesterday was D for departure day for them, so we all gathered and shifted them
across 3 paddocks to their new home for the time being.
This was complicated by the fact that they were in an 800 acre paddock which has
about 8 areas of "scrub" in it, (one is visible on the left of this photo) and the
sheep would make regular attempts to get into the shelter of the scrub, (these are
1 to 7/8 acre areas and sheep can magically disappear from sight in seconds).
The estimate is that we left 4 ewes and 5 lambs behind that will have to be
rounded up today but considering the terrain that is a very good result.
Like most stories there is good news and bad news, Rex came across these twin
lambs and their dead mother while the roundup was on, so the orphans are now at
home being bottle fed every 4/5 hours, there is a boy and a girl so Rex has named
them Minnie and Skinny as the boy is a bit skinnier than the girl.
Meanwhile Vicki's dog Tim is not at all sure what to made of these new-comers,
specially as they are getting so much attention, they do appear to have come to
a satisfactory living arrangement despite Tim's jealousy, time will tell now
whether they survive or not, some do and some don't.