Put Down those Banners and Face the Wall!

So we bidi farewell to a successful and exciting show season. The State Fair was a big weekend with over 450 goats in competition. Our dry yearling who went GCH in WS did it again and then the next day joined her older herdmates in the Get of Sire (3 does - same sire) and they went first, even though she was "dry" - not in milk. Sunday our 2yo Senza again went 1st and 1st udder; 2yo class, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, with 1st udder; 3yo, 1st, 2nd, and 1st udder; 4yo 1st, 3rd, not 1st udder; aged doe class (5 and over), 1st, 1st udder and GCH. Then our other finished GCH Raya came in and beat our 5yo for Best of Breed (BOB). We lost Best in Show (BIS) deservedly to a 7yo Toggenberg. We took 1st in all group classes we entered, except Best Dairy Herd in Show - Toggenberg - and ended with Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor. That will sustain me through the flagylized winter that is coming - the flagylized part is already here. Winter - the dark season - is coming. We have war, drought, fire. Maybe I should leave out this part - we are all only too aware of these bad things, but we need to continue with our strivings, if for no other reason than we are the good guys. Yesterday, I took Rachel to the Vet School in Raleigh, and got lost. I stopped at a police station to find our where I was and told two nice young fellows about us. I also told the surgeon and two techs about us. Even after being on flagyl up to two days before we left, I ran around for 18 hours 3 days in a row (we both did - again), showed all day, drove home, fed and milked. All told, a really good show season.

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Wonderful Rica, So much

Wonderful Rica, So much work and you pull it off with no problems - I can't remember ever going for 18 hours, even before MS and on flagyli as well. On Wheldon protocol for MS since April, 2006.  doxyi 200 mgs daily, zithromax 250 mgs 3x/ week , Flagyl Pulses start end Sept., LDNi 2004. Gad-enhanced MRI of brain and spine shows NO NEW DISEASE ACTIVITY and one lesion diminishing in size on 9/30.

5oo mgs Ceftin 2 x/day, 500 mgs Zithromax, 500 mgs 2 x tinii pulses,100 mg diflucan, 4.5 ldni; Wheldon protocol for MSi April, 2006 to May 2008. 2008 MRI shows NO NEW DISEASE ACTIVITY, 2012 MRI no new disease activity.

John (Farandwide) are you

John (Farandwide) are you watching this.   I say this because you are having a bit of a down time at the moment.   Rica had a hard time in the long period at the beginning of her treatment and just look at her and her goats now...

Rica: What a great end to the season... Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor just says it all really.

Michele (UK) GFAi: Wheldon CAPi 1st May 2006. Daily Doxyi, Azi MWF, metroi pulse. Zoo keeper for Ella, RRMSi, At worse EDSSi 9, 3 months later 7 now 5.5 Wheldon CAP 16th March 2006

Michèle (UK) GFAi: Wheldon CAPi 1st May 2006. Daily Doxyi, Azi MWF, metroi pulse.

Rica, I commend you for the

Rica, I commend you for the amazing amount of work you must be doing to win all those classes and it's so exciting to hear how you keep getting better and better.

As another who has been life-changingly ill  (is there such a word?)   I can perfectly understand your statement that you are grateful to be able to do all this, though I only have my two little sheep to look after I just love it and am grateful too...........what is it that makes us want to look after animals when such a short time ago we couldn't even look after ourselves?

Well done again.

 

Elinor ..... from England  on CAPi, doxyi/roxi/tini  for ME/CFSi/lyme borreliosis, positive Cpni and borrelia. Started Aug05, stopped Jan06, started again Sept 06.

Elinor ..... from England  on CAPi, doxyi/roxi/tini  for ME/CFSi/lyme borreliosis, positive Cpni and borrelia. Started Aug05, stopped Jan06, started again Sept 06.

Rica, what a wonderful

Rica, what a wonderful finish to a fantastic show season.  Look at your go, burning the energy candle at both ends!!  I would say I wish, but I have had my share of those days.  Besides, I promised God when I hit the wall, I wouldn't burn the candle at both ends unless it was his wish. 

The one thing about goat showing we don't do with dogs & horses...judging utters.  That is new to me, very interesting.  How much do goats run, girls, boys?

Good job to you & Richard!

CFIDSi/ME 25yrs, FMSi, IBSi, EBVi, Cpni, (insomnia - melatonin">i, GABA, tarazadone, temazepam, novocyclopine, allergy formula, 2 gm tryptophan), Natural HRT peri-M, NACi 2.5 gm, 6-07 Doxy 200 mg day pm, Azith 375 mg M/W/Fday, 9-30-07 2nd pulse 1 X 250 mg Metroi<

CFIDSi/ME, FMSi, MCS, IBSi, EBVi, CMV, Cpni, H1, chronic insomnia, Chronic Lyme, HME, Babesia, Natural HRT-menopause, NAC 2.4 gm,Full CAP 6-2-07, all supplementsi+Iodorol, Inositol-depression, ultra Chitosan, L lysine Pulse#27 04-19-10 1gm Flagyli/day-5 days<

Thanks, Raven But look how

Thanks, Raven But look how far you have come and what you have had to endure and beat down to do it. We are all making our contributions - it is nice to have friends who work for peanuts and never complain. After having to sell half the herd in 04, I am pathetically grateful to be able to do it. And most of the credit goes to Richard, who is as uncomplaining as the goats. But he does not like peanuts.

 

Rica PPMSi EDSSi 6.7 at beginning - now 2. Began CAPi Sept, 2004 with Rifampin 150 mg 2xd, Doxyi 100 mg 2xd, added regular pulses Jan 2005. Jan 2006 switched to Doxy, Azith, cont. flagyli total 46 pulses NC USA

3/9 Symptoms returning. Began 5 abxi protocol 5/9 Rifampin 600, Amox 1000, Doxyi 200, MWF Azith 250, flagyli 1000 daily. Began Sept 04 PPMSi EDSSi 6.7 Now good days EDSS 1 Mind, like parachute, work only when open. Charlie Chan  In for the duration.&am

Congratulations, Rica! It

Congratulations, Rica! It is so amazing that you are able to do all the things you do. I am sure all the goats are very proud of you! And so are we. Raven CAPi since 8-05 for Cpni and Mycoplasma P. for MSi and/or CFSi

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpni. CAPi since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NACi,BHRT, MethyB12 FIRi Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Wow, wow, wow!!    I am

Wow, wow, wow!!  

 I am excited to hear this. It gives me and I am sure others hope for an improved lifestyle. Please keep posting, I want to know how your winter is going. You have given me a lift this morning to tackle the day.

Namaste,

Gypsyblond

Rica, I continue to be

Rica, I continue to be amazed at how far you've come and how low you've been. You deserve a rest, not that you'll take one. Brava on the many successes at the fair! What a good end to the season!

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.  Mohandas Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi