Colic surgery, need jingles, Update post #16 and #31, Questions about recovery
I'm normally a lurker on here but my bestfriend and forever horse has a huge impaction and is about to go into surgery. I just need support right now and positive thoughts! He is a fighter and was just coming back from stifle surgery last year so another 3 months off is unfortunate but I just want him happy and healthy so please jingle!
Last edited by Minstrel; Sep. 22, 2009 at 12:58 PM.
a total nightmare...jingles for you guys. my daughters horse had colic surgery 18 months ago, when he was at a sale barn far from here (and his former owner0. I feel so badly that he went through that experience alone. At least your guy will have some comfort when he wakes up to know you';re there for him...comforting him in the ways you know he likes....good luck..
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More jingles from Georgia. Good luck!!!!
My new horse (a 14 month old) is 1 month into his 2 month of stall rest post colic surgery, and doing well. I hope your guy does fantastic and recovers beautifully!!! Sending good thoughts and prayers your way!
Thanks everyone for the jingles and thanks to Dr. Murray and the vets at Coosa Valley Equine in Pell City, Al. The surgery ended up being longer and more complicated than expected but he survived and is recovering. What started out as an impaction led to lots of extra gas and pressure which caused his colon to twist and shift from his pelvis up toward his diaphragm. It also caused a significant aneurysm to form in the vasculature of the intestine wall which further complicated the operation. We watched from a viewing area above the OR so we knew how he was doing, but it was especially scary when he had some trouble with the anesthesia and he flatlined then became tachycardic. It has been an extremely long, scary, and stressful day but I really appreciate all the support. Hopefully the long road to recovery will be uneventful. Thank you all!
my ottb had bowel surgery may 3rd at new bolton. had a post op very aggressive staph infection which he recovered from. i wish the best for you both, i believe this was one of the most stressful times for me. he is now on light turnout...with ace on board each time. as soon as he starts to act like a 4 yr old ottb--which doesn't take long...back to the stall. i hand walked him two to three times a day the first month with plenty of grazing and moved him to a big boarding facility to prevent boredom--lots of activity there which he likes to look at. so...take a deep breath. you and your baby will get through this!!!!