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  1. #1
    Minstrel Guest

    Default 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.



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    jingle,jingle, for you and your horse. what horsepitial is he at? i had one go around 4 yrs. ago.my guy came home, and never looked back. thinking of you
    www.camaloufarms.com

    ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"



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    Jingles Jingles Jingles !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"



  4. #4
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    Default Jingles

    A million Jingles from Charlottesville!



  5. #5
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    Sending lots of jingles from California!
    Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!
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    Jingles and prayers being sent from KY.



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    So sorry you and your horse are going through this! It is very tough! More positive thoughts and jingles for you both!
    ** The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits. -- Albert Einstein **



  8. #8
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    Jingles for your boy!



  9. #9
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    Jingles! Been there, not fun so jingle jingle!
    5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO - you're on course!



  10. #10
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    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..
    I've learned more from the back of a horse than most folks ever get to know...
    Templeton Thompson 'Girls and Horses' CD



  11. #11
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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!



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    More Virginia Jingles! Nothing worse than waiting by the OR door. My thoughts are with you and your best friend.

    SCFarm



  13. #13
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    Default Been There

    Jingles from Massachusetts. Been there, done that and lived to tell about it. Don't lose hope. I have a good outcome story if you need that in the days ahead so feel free to email.

    Best, Sandy Niles



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    Big jingles!!



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    Any updates? Hoping he came through well and is recovering comfortably. Lots of jingles!



  16. #16
    Minstrel Guest

    Default Long day but we are recovering!

    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!



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    wow, jingles, jingles jingles for you and your horse
    Cindy

    Make any mistakes going forward!



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    Additional Jingles for recovery! Thanks for update * glad to hear the surgery is over and he is in recovery. Good- luck !
    Zu Zu Bailey " IT"S A WONDERFUL LIFE !"



  19. #19
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    Default hang in there

    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!!!!



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    We will keep the jingles coming. Glad to hear so far so good.



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