she is still on the brink. i havent walked out to see her this morning but she was with us last night. i returned her calf, Jocelyn, to her and am administering a couple of medicines (antibiotics and pain relief) around the clock. she has been experiencing some of the serious complications i mentioned, specifically subcutaneous emphysema (air trapped under her skin) all along the left side of her body where she was pierced. the concern is that this air is from her rumen and includes bacteria from it. the resulting infection, peritonitis, would most likely be fatal.
i am trying to go through the motions, allow time to pass, without getting too hopeful. it has been an intense few days.