Saturday, March 19, 2011

A step back

What a gloomy Saturday. Kylie has had a rough weekend so far. She doesn't feel well and they aren't sure why. So she is back off of all food and back on all the pain meds. So frustrating. I hope this is just a bump in the road. I spent a few hours with her Friday night. I took her for a walk when I got there and she seemed ok, but as soon as she got back to her stall she layed down and was acting colicky. She rolled and groaned and did not look comfortable. It was heartbreaking. They gave her a round of drugs to make her more comfortable, and they gave her visible relief. Then after they wore off she seemed ok. I groomed her for a couple of hours, and she definetly seemed to enjoy that. Every time I stopped she would take a step closer so I would continue.

This morning I went back and she seemed more comfortable, but she is back on all the pain killing drugs and back on the IV. The vet wants to do more surgery to see if he can find out what is wrong, but I do not want to put her through any more torture than she has already been through. I wish someone would tell me what the best thing to do for her is.


Sarah said...

Oh, sweet girl, I'm so, so sorry. This is why major colic surgery is so risky, but I would have done the SAME THING as you for my boy.

You are obviously an amazing owner-try to listen to her and let her tell you what she needs, what she wants. Does she want to fight? Is she just tired? I know, nothing is 100%, but your horse can guide you. ((hugs)) to you and your sweet mare. I'm so sorry you are going through this terrible thing with your girl.

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to hear this - sending good thought and wishes.

Judy said...

I am so sorry she has not been feeling are such a wonderful owner. I will pray for things to improve.

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