Saint Beans rescued three orphan lambs in early September 2022. Baby Isla and Heather lamb and one little boy, Henry. Born in stormy weather they all somehow became separated from their mothers. All three were found frantically running around searching for them but it wasn't working and they were getting weaker and weaker and wetter and wetter.
After it was clear they were on their own, with permission from the farmer, they were taken in by Saint Beans. By the next morning they were clean, dry, well-fed and looking much happier. Little Henry was ready to go! He jumped around the garden enjoying the sun for the very first time.
Henry had a wet dot on his forehead making it easy to recognise him. Baby Heather lamb also had a similar mark so Henry was probably her brother.
Below Henry on the left and Heather on the right.
The next day unfortunately little Henry started to show signs he wasn't well. New born orphan lambs are susceptible to infections because without their mothers milk they do not inherit an immune system. Henry's human rushed off to the vet to get the medications he needed.
A few hours later he showed signs of improvement but later on that night, unfortunately the light started to fade. Snuggled up in a blanket with a hot water bottle he continued to weaken even with more intervention. Henry lost the battle for life that night 😭.
Alas little Henry didn’t get the opportunity to live his best life with all the woollies at Saint Beans. It's hard when best efforts fail and it leaves you second guessing every decision. RIP little one, sorry we couldn’t do more.