I don't know if I can really do this. It seems like my whole life is beginning to revolve around the barn. All these creatures whose lives depend on me. And now that some of them are sick, I am really struggling with my lack of knowledge. I have to be away this weekend. My 16 yo son, who is very mature and capable, will be caring for the goats. So he has been giving them their shots. Tonight, he gave the baby goat a little shot of Banamine, and I think he jabbed a little too hard and deep. It was in the neck muscle in the right spot. But the goat stood their with her head twisted and it obviously hurt her. She made some weird sounds, too. We kind of freaked, thinking something really bad had happened. Our adrenalin shot up. I picked her up, and then my son suddenly stated with great assurance---"She's going to be alright." He said, "Mom, God just told me she is going to be alright. He took away her pain and she will be alright." And she was! I put her down and she was fine. But now he is scared to give her any more shots. I told him just be sure to put the needle in only halfway, and she will be fine. Can she get the penicillin just once a day and be okay? Our friends are going to come the two nights that we will be away and help him give the shots. In fact, can the goats miss just one morning dose? Because I think they can come Sunday morning as well...I will be here Friday morning, but not Friday night, Saturday morning or night, or Sunday morning. That is just four times to give shots, or 2 days of only once a day shots... Any input?