The unique instance of the expectant pig. After giving delivery, her fever suddenly increased, and everyone feared she wouldn’t survive. The owner was shocked when the sow began to look healthier because he had thought she would give birth to a few chicks.
When Emma’s piglet was sent to the California farm at Apricot Lane, it was in serious condition. She was very thin and ill with several ailments, but she was also expecting a baby. The veterinarian was called by the farm’s owner to consult and stabilize the animal’s condition, but he had some unfavorable news to share. The farmer was informed by the veterinarian that the sow will give birth to a maximum of six pups before passing away.The animal gave birth to 17 piglets the night she went into labor, proving the doctor’s advice to be incorrect. Regretfully, only 13 of the 17 piglets made it out alive; the other 4 had unlivable conditions.
Emma the sow was exhausted from her protracted delivery. Because of her problems and the hard, drawn-out labor, her condition was highly unstable.
Concerned for Emma’s wellbeing, Farmer Chester was shocked by the enormous number of chicks that gave birth to the piglet. Emma looked like she was given up, was very tired, and had a high fever. Chester then made the decision to remove the chicks to make way for the sow, believing her to be recuperating.
Emma’s health worsened after the farm owner took the chicks near her. He thought that if the sow had died, the piglets would have needed a lot of care and attention during the day, which would have taken a lot of time and effort on the part of the farm staff and not much advantage to him.
Seeing that Emma was unable to even get to her feet, Chester made the decision to give the veterinarian another call. Chester says she should take the chicks home, according to the vet. Chester performed just that, giving the chicks back to her, and a miracle happened. She said, “I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t been there.”
A miracle happened when the farmer brought Emma the chicks back. Emma was able to eat and sit up just in time to see her chicks again. Her condition had improved instantly. Chester states that although he had hoped for the sow to live forever, her capacity to procreate and tend to her young piggers was the only thing that kept her alive. The farmer further asserts that occasionally, what seems to be a threat to our lives is, in fact, the only thing that can save us—or even improve us.
In this case, Emma’s pride in holding her infants and her happiness as a mother inspired her to fight for her children.