Two days ago Jennifer had a baby goat screaming in pain. She treated her for everything she could think of (she's a miracle worker when it comes to goat medicine). The poor baby clearly hurt, but she wasn't having diarrhea, so my sister didn't want to give her her usual fix for that, Pepto Bismol. So she fed her some warm water mixed with molasses, and something else which I don't remember now, and decided to wait it out. But the poor thing really hurt, and Jennifer worried she was going to lose her. When I spoke with Jen on the phone, I could hear extreme distress in the background.
After we talked, I suddenly thought maybe the poor thing was constipated. So I texted that idea to Jen, and Jen texted back 1/2 hour later saying that she'd given her some soap, and she'd pooped and seemed to be feeling better. Yesterday, she said she'd drunk her whole bottle and was back out in the barn.
Ken said, Holly's post on her experience with her cyst coming quickly to mind, "Wait a minute, this is too miraculous. Jen feeds her soap and she immediately poops and is all better. What kind of weird alternative medicine is that?" So he called Jennifer and asked how washing the poor baby's mouth out with soap had worked so fast. Jennifer said, "Of course I didn't feed it to her! I squirted it into her rectum!"
Ken was very relieved.