My doe that went into labor Monday night was having problems that I posted about a couple days earlier. She seemed to gain losts of weight in just a matter of 4 or 5 days. She was complaining about her feed and not eating it all. She was peeing only small amounts which seemed comon the last few days before delivery, but the last couple days this pee was very dark in color and her due date was in three weeks. Didn't think this was normal. Her udder seemed to fill up faster than normal. Her labor was off. Very sporatic. Finally when her water broke after about 8 hours of mild off and on labor, she had so much fluid. This was way more than normal and looked like she had just kidded. Well she practially had. One small buck that was dead and three weeks early. My questions are. Without a doupt this was fluid building up the last few days. Was this caused from a dead kid inside? I have seen a doe deliver two healthy kids and one momified kid and she seemed ok. Some type of toxins from the dead kid could have caused this fluid build up? It was not decomposed but could have been dead a short time. The kid did not smell. Could this be why her pee was so dark? Any ideas? The only vet. that is willing to even see a goat in my area, but no expert did take her and let me stay in a help. I held the gas mask, helped move her to ex-ray for small animals, which had to be adjusted a number of times for a 150 lb. goat. Watched him go in and deliver the kid. Only one, very unusual for her. The kid was backwards.Over all, he did the best he knew. Today she was able to walk down in the pasture and eat some, ate very little gain at feeding, but while others were eating their grain, we went into my yard and along my drive. She ate a good bit of bambo leaves, ate my minature roses,lots of black berry leaves, ate fig twigs off my bush as big as a pencil. I feel that she was searching out things her body needed after she had been through so much. She was constantly looking and smelling different things before eating. Many things that she would normally eat, she passed up. I feel bad the my favorite doe lost her kid, thanks to many of you and others I know that they have had better over all care this year than before and not sure what went wrong, but I am glad that I did recognize there was a problem and got help. I don't know if Seba is out of the woods yet, but feel that I learned many things from a sad experence and hope some of this rambling might be of some help to others. Thanks for listening, and your thoughts of what might have been going on with her.