P.S. Maggots are um, good! They never eat live flesh, only decaying flesh. Medical maggots (raised sterily) are used for festering infections on diabetics and for surgery, re-attachments of small appendages (ears, little fingers). They clean up only dead flesh and they secrete both anesthetic and blood thinner (which keeps blood flowing) in tiny amounts which is why they help with re-attachments.
So... don't get too grossed out on the maggots. Think positive.
Hoping she pulls through as easily as possible!
Last edited by Chall; Jun. 9, 2008 at 11:56 PM.
Jingles from down the road a piece. Let me know if I can help.
Just as an FYI, a *lot* of times heart murmurs are exacerbated by stress and infection. IF she can pull thru, the heart murmur may not really be as bad as all that! Heck, HRH Avery's heart murmur shot up to a 5/6 when he had lymphangitis, but most of the time you can barely even hear it!!
"The standard you walk by is the standard you accept."--Lt. Gen. David Morrison, Austalian Army Chief
I'm so encouraged that she drank some water and made some manure. I was worried about her when we left as she hadn't shown any interest in water. Nickering for food is definitely a good sign that she is not ready to leave just yet. I'm praying for her continued improvement and that the sub-human who left her in the park is found and prosecuted. Oh, and also aflicted with Thomas's painful boil curse.
I am crying as I read your guys replies to this. Little Heart is fighting for all she is worth. The vet just left here, her heart rate is down. Its a bad infection but she is giving all she has (so long as I keep the groceries coming she says). The heart of some of these guys just amazes me. And I love Fight Little Donkey, Fight.
WA I had another emergency call right beside you last night. Amazing what hides in the neighborhood. I chose to put the poor boy down this morning because, no matter what, he would still have the same stupid owner.
Choco mare, did you get my email. Those pics were gorgeous, just gorgeous. If you come this saturday with Bannix, any chance of bringing the chainlink and us swapping stuff hahahahh Girls got into a fight this morning the silly's. And we need pics of Heart. Prepare to have your Heart stolen hahaha. What a sweet sweet thing she is. If this is not possible, no problem, I will come by with the big truck LOL.
Love to you all and just keep fighting with our little long ears. Your prayers will not go unheard.
Our horses are not seen as the old and disabled they may have become, but rather as the mighty steeds they once believed themselves to be.
The story of Heart broke my own heart when I read this thread yesterday. I put a check in the mail today to help with her expenses. I will never understand why some people are capable of such terrible things.