Okay so that doesn't seem weird right??? The problem is that today the cow looked like this.
Okay so we better start with the serious stuff Mom is worried about. First, the Collostrum - if the calf hasn't gone back to it's owner by tomorrow, on her way home from work tomorrow Mom will pick some up and get it down her. As for her dehydration we started her on a bottle and she got 3 pints the first feeding and then about 2 hours later another 2 pints with Electrolytes. Smalling feeding will helper her get the energy she needs while not over doing her tummy. Calves her age actually have what is called a Rumen. It is a "tube" that by passes the calves extra stomachs when they are first born and on milk. As they grow the Rumen slowly closes off and the calf will start to eat grass and hay that will enter the other stomachs. The Rumen also helps the calf absorb the collostrum in the first days of life.
To deal with the dehydration we but saline solution under her skin in large amounts. 30cc the first time with her first feeding and then 60 cc with her second feeding.
At this point we had done all we could for her. We just had to wait and see.