Louise's Blog

Never underestimate a Mother

Posted by nogsland on March 17, 2016 at 10:30 PM

We forgot one simple rule the other day and now we are both living with the consequences.  We had two people driving separately for a number of hours to pick up boar piglets for breeding.  Chris had built a new run so that it was easier to catch them. And so it was. Unfortunately we had omitted to keep in mind that what keeps a mother and piglets in, also prevents you from having an easy escape route if you need one.

When Matthew arrived after a long drive to pick up the first piglet, Chris hopped in to grab one.  What usually happens in the piglet squeals, mother gets upset, has a bit of a go, but then Chris and aforesaid piglet make their escape over a fence and everyone settles down.  Unfortunately this time, Chris did not have an escape route and before we knew it, Georgina was lunging at him time and time again biting at him and the piglet.  Before we knew it, Chris was on the ground, when he finally let go of the piglet, but not before Georgina had taken a huge chunk out of his leg. We managed to get Chris out of the enclosure and Georgina calmed down having won her battle.

I then proceeded to be useless as a first aid helper, only managing to get the first aid kit but then not really knowing what to do with it. Thankfully, Matthew proved to be much more sensible and worked with Chris to strap him up so we could get him in the truck. Despite a change of shirt, he stunk of stressed male pig, hard smell to describe, but suffice to say, it is not one you want to be up close and personal to for any period of time. Matthew kindly stayed around to wait for the other people who were due to arrive to give them the bad news that no pigs would be passing hands today and we set off for the 40 minute drive to the hospital.  We realised on the way, you wouldn't want to be doing this drive having been bitten by a snake, It's a long drive when you are anxious. Later we had even more reason to be thankful, as it became apparent on inpsection that Georgina had missed biting through an artery by mm. As Chris proudly pointed out, you could look in the huge hole in his leg and see the artery pumping !

Another up side, is that I think we provided something different to the ER staff on a Sunday afternoon who hadn't dealt with a pig bite before and found it quite amusing.  They initially thought I was quite mean not sitting next to Chris and sitting instead at the end of the bed until they got up close and smelt male pig on him then they got a bit more understanding.

The end result of all this is that at some point Chris will need to go into hospital to be stitched up, however, the surgeon who we hare now bosom pals with, won't operate until all risk of infection has passed, which apparently is not yet. So two weeks on, Chris is just starting to walk a bit more but can't do a lot if it involves any bending of his leg. I have had to become a farmer's wife (not something I excel at) and we have all now learnt our lesson, never underestimate a mother when you try to separate her from her young.

Categories: None

Post a Comment


Oops, you forgot something.


The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In


Reply Bill Gibson
1:22 PM on March 22, 2016 
poor Chrissy. He never was a good jumper!! Get well soon Big Man.
Reply AnoniaNoM
3:33 PM on March 30, 2022 - Cialis Generic Male Enhancement Pills Wveipy Rgnuil Propecia Long Term Cialis Nlgucl - cialis 5mg Uddfow
Reply uncoorm
4:02 AM on July 28, 2022 
Cialis 20mg Einnahme buy cialis 5mg online
Reply acirway
1:02 PM on November 8, 2022 
6 Pharmacists should educate patients on the importance of storing opioids out of reach of children in a locked area and on appropriately disposing these medications if unused or expired tamoxifen fertility com 20 E2 AD 90 20Viagra 20Price 20In 20India 20In 20Rupees 20 20Pfister 20Viagra pfister viagra ?? Can you imagine a shark impaled on the spire of the Empire State Building
Reply plailmith
9:45 AM on November 14, 2022 
lasix trade name Take high speed trains
Reply FegoDrott
2:11 AM on November 17, 2022 
administration official told reportersafter the conclusion of negotiations between Iran and six worldpowers that no breakthroughs had been achieved and manydisagreements remained where can i buy left over clomid
Reply Impelty
6:00 AM on November 22, 2022 
buy stromectol 3 mg levitra ibuprofen vid ivf We got terribly dirty
Reply Smohync
2:24 PM on December 14, 2022 
No changes of CR hilar mossy neuron projections in the molecular layer of DG arrows buy ivermectin for humans
Reply Nesesmina
11:54 AM on January 23, 2023 
venta kamagra el mundo The interaction between uric acid level and other risk factors on the development of gout among asymptomatic hyperuricemic men in a prospective study
Reply Utiriurry
5:49 PM on January 24, 2023 
what's clomid It has been exhibited that biomarkers of oxidative stress are increased in both major forms of diabetes 24
Reply flocrep
7:10 PM on January 24, 2023 
Guadalupe DOLFaHsIAUdqwVKrVWq 6 17 2022 buy generic cialis Educate patients on the symptoms of hypersensitivity and to discontinue WELLBUTRIN SR if they have a severe allergic reaction
Reply Liavarm
10:53 AM on January 31, 2023 
UF is used in patients with HF as it decreases PCWP, restores diuresis, reduces diuretic requirements, corrects hyponatremia, improves cardiac output, and thus improves congestion online cialis As stated under The patient with CCyR, we do not change therapy for changes in transcript levels among patients in CCyR
Reply Esonala
5:27 PM on January 31, 2023 
Diaz Torres, R buy priligy on the internet without a prescription Heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted independently with one or more substituents described herein
Reply Uphodshor
2:00 AM on February 1, 2023 
We therefore tested anti tumor therapeutic efficacy using adoptive transfer of antigen specific lymphocytes in order to eliminate requirement of such factors rx canada pharmacy accutane So I said I will help bc the person who was feeding it didn t have any money for a vet
Reply Utiriurry
3:40 AM on February 3, 2023 
Several studies have reported that patients with OPCAB have a lower incidence of AKI than those with ONCAB 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; yet, other studies could not find any significant difference between OPCAB and ONCAB 15, 16, 17, 18 priligy canada
Reply tovaopila
7:25 AM on February 6, 2023 
This can affect their social lives, relationships, work, and overall quality of life where can i buy zithromax over the counter in florida Inconclusive ultrasonography findings