The unique case of the pregnant pig. Her fever skyrocketed after giving delivery, and everyone worried she wouldn’t make it. When the sow began to look better, the owner was surprised because he had expected her to give birth to a few piglets. Emma’s piglet was in serious condition when it arrived at the California farm on Apricot Lane. She had several ailments and was incredibly fragile, but she was also pregnant.
When he received it, the farm’s owner summoned the veterinarian to consult with him and stabilize the animal’s condition, but he had some unpleasant news to share. After consulting with the sow, the veterinarian informed the farmer that she would only give birth to six babies before dying. The doctor’s words proved to be incorrect, as the animal gave birth to 17 piglets the same night she went into labor. Unfortunately, only 13 of the 17 piglets survived, with the remaining four suffering from life-threatening diseases.
Emma was exhausted after a lengthy delivery. Her situation was precarious because to her difficulties and the arduous, prolonged labor. Farmer Chester was shocked by the huge number of piglets, and he was concerned about Emma’s health. Emma was weary, had a high fever, and seemed to be given up.
Emma’s health deteriorated after the farm owner brought the piglets into close proximity. He believed that if the sow had died, the farm’s staff would have been left to care for the piglets and provide them with many feedings each day, which would have taken a significant amount of labor and time with little benefit to him. Chester decided to phone the vet again after noticing Emma was unable to stand up.
Chester alleges that the vet advised her to bring the piglets home. Chester performed a miracle by returning the piglets to her: “If I hadn’t been there and someone had told me, I wouldn’t have believed it!” When the farmer returned with the piglets for Emma, a miracle happened. Emma sat up and managed to eat just as she saw her piglets again. Her condition immediately improved.
Chester believes that he wanted the sow’s survival to be their own, but she was only saved because of her capacity to reproduce and care for her offspring. The farmer also believes that, on sometimes, what looks to be a threat to our existence is actually the only thing that can save or even improve our lives. Emma was inspired to fight for her children by her joy of being a mother and her pride in holding her infants.