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  1. #1
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    Default Request for help & jingles ..... Pottsville, PA area

    A friend of mine mare foaled Sunday AM. The foal is a bit of a dummy foal and is needing help getting up and being fed around the clock. The vet has been out and he is being taken care in that way.

    My friend is exhausted dealing with the foal, her young kids and some other issues. Her parents are doing all they can to help as well, but she could still use some help.

    I live in Oregon and unfortunately unable to help. I know in the past COTH members have helped other breeders out. I was hoping that possibly someone lives in the Pottsville, PA area and would be willing to help my friend with the foal so she could clean up and get some rest.

    If anyone is willing please PM me for her name and information.

    Thanks so much!
    Monique

    UPDATE:
    Foal's IgG was around 450. He received a bag of plasma this morning as well as a couple antibiotics. Still having trouble getting up and needs help. He is interested in nursing and does latch on.

    This afternoon his blood work came back with elevated white bloods cells. His Temp was 102. I was told that he got up a bit easier this afternoon.

    Any help is greatly appreciated! My friend really has her hands full with a 10 month and a 24 month old kids.

    Thank you!!
    Last edited by Silver Sport Horses; Mar. 16, 2009 at 06:43 PM. Reason: update



  2. #2
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    Too far away to help in person, but am sending jinglessssssss for your friend and her foal. Hopefully she will be able to get some help caring for the foal soon. Has anyone in the area contacted a local pony club, or riding stable that might have some teenage girls who can help?
    Jessi Pizzurro ~~ Pennyroyal Stables
    Racehorses, OTTBs ~~ 330 383 1281
    Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. -- John Wayne



  3. #3
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    Default Thank you!

    Thank you for the jingles Jessi P! We appreciate them.

    TatteredDaydreamer has offered to help when she can. Hopefully my friend and her can work something out. Thank you so much!!!



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    Oh, I wish I was closer but I am west of Pittsburgh - wrong side of the state. As a Mom of 4 I know how hard it can be to juggle kids and horses, and a sick one (child or equine) can really throw a monkey wrench into the works. All the best, and mega mega JINGLES for that foal and your friend. Thank you so much, Tattered Daydreamer, for stepping up to help. Paying it forward and all that, karma will repay you.
    Jessi Pizzurro ~~ Pennyroyal Stables
    Racehorses, OTTBs ~~ 330 383 1281
    Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. -- John Wayne



  5. #5
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    Default Update

    Good News!

    I just talked with my friend and she said the colt is starting to get up on his own. He needs help most of the time but he has gotten up on his own. Temp was 101.6 last night. Did talk to the vet and they did give him a another antibiotic to be on the safe side.

    Keep the jingles coming

    Thanks in adavance!
    Monique



  6. #6
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    Gosh, wish I was closer, I would be happy to help out.

    Sending jingles.
    www.trevelyanfarm.com
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    Breeders of Sport Horses & New Forest Sport Ponies



  7. #7
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    Silver Sport Horses, you have a PM from someone close to Pottsville.



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    Sending some jingles for the little guy.



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    Wednesday jingles for the little dude and his "Mom." All the best.
    Jessi Pizzurro ~~ Pennyroyal Stables
    Racehorses, OTTBs ~~ 330 383 1281
    Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. -- John Wayne



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    Thank you for all your support and jingles! They are greatly appreciated!!!

    Just received an update this morning. The foal has gotten up a couple more times on his own and immediately goes to nursing. Heather, my friend, had to go into work so her Mom is trying to watch over things but won't be able to get him up if he needs help so let's hope he keeps getting up on his own. Her Dad is going to try to make it the barn at lunch to help get him up if he needs to.

    I am jingling like crazy so he keep on this good path.

    Thank you so much to appdream & Tattered Daydreamer for being willing to help!

    Monique



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    jingling mightily for the little guy!
    "Her life was okay. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog."



    www.dontlookbackfarm.com



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    Hope he continues to get stronger by the minute and you get all the help you need! Jingling for the little guy!
    Robin Stewart
    www.woodsendfarm.com



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    Default pics?

    Hi Silver Sport Horses,

    It's been so sweet of you to coordinate all the helping efforts for Jump Start! Do you have the knowledge of how to get a pic posted of his cute face on this thread?

    www.foxdalefarm.us



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    Default Update!

    Great News!
    Jump Start has been getting up on his own all day today. He even tried to buck Yeah!

    Thanks Foxdale Farm! Here are a few photos of him.
    Jump Start head | Jump Start standing | Jump Start & Momma sleeping



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    Default Excellent news

    Excellent news that he is getting up on his own now. Whew!! We were really keeping our fingers crossed AND PRAYING that he wouldn't end up like our sweet little guy last year.

    Thanks for the pics. What an adorable face he has and really cool markings!

    www.foxdalefarm.us



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    Aww what a cutie pie!
    Jessi Pizzurro ~~ Pennyroyal Stables
    Racehorses, OTTBs ~~ 330 383 1281
    Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. -- John Wayne



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    What a cute face! He's a champ to be making such a great recovery.



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    Friday jingles for the little guy. Keep us updated.
    Jessi Pizzurro ~~ Pennyroyal Stables
    Racehorses, OTTBs ~~ 330 383 1281
    Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. -- John Wayne



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    I'm so pleased to hear the latest report. I'll still send jingles and positive thoughts for continued improvement. We had a "dummy" born in 1999 who failed to stand and nurse for the first 3 days. We bottle fed every 2 hours for 3 days. On the 3rd day, he got up and looked around, shook himself and walked over and latched on. That was the greatest sucking sound ever in my memory!

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  20. #20
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    Still jingling. Any updates for the little guy?
    Anne
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