She was fine when I left for work this morning --left everyone in the barn because of the ice. When my helper arrived just before noon, she found Roo down in her stall and couldn't get her up. Vet came, recommended taking her to the local equine hospital. Long heartbreaking story short, they found a puzzle they couldn't solve, but my beautiful sweet girl was very, very sick. She went down hill so quickly and I can hardly believe she's gone. She was eight months pregnant. I am heartsick, I loved her so. This was to be her last foal and then a well-deserved retirement. She's not in pain any longer and I know in my head I did the right thing, but my heart isn't there yet.
Gosh, I don't even know what to say. I am so so sorry for the loss of your loved mare and her little one. At least you know she didn't suffer and if this had to happen, she was in her warm stall instead of the cold icy paddock. Godspeed, Roo and baby!