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    Default Please pray for Skye

    I fear her final hours are closing in.

    She has been colicing since some time early Saturday morning. She also got herself cast and cut up her legs really bad. Its been 24 hours now without any poop. When the vet tubed her yesterday she became extremely uncomfortable and re-fluxed stomach contents.

    I can't afford surgery and at 19 I don't think it would be fair to her, plus there is no guaranteeing that it would be successful.

    Calling the vet again as soon as I get off of work this morning to discuss our options, which I fear is only one. I am heartbroken.
    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
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    Oh I am so sorry, there is nothing worse to go through. My heart is with you, praying she does not suffer.
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." ?Caffeinated.



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    I try to think that she is suffering as little as possible. She has been on banamine round the clock since yesterday morning. Vet gave us a tranq if she started to become dangerous to herself or us. I just don't know what to do. She's a tough old gal, and to me she doesn't look ready. However, with no poop and no improvement in 24 hours, I don't want her to go on like this for much longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyedragon View Post
    I try to think that she is suffering as little as possible. She has been on banamine round the clock since yesterday morning. Vet gave us a tranq if she started to become dangerous to herself or us. I just don't know what to do. She's a tough old gal, and to me she doesn't look ready. However, with no poop and no improvement in 24 hours, I don't want her to go on like this for much longer.
    Praying for a miracle for you! Where in Michigan are you?
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." ?Caffeinated.



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    Im so sorry! I put in a prayed for Skye and you too.



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    Does sound like you are assessing the situation right.
    Let the vet help you make the right decision.
    They have to do that every day and really know what is best for your horse in that situation.

    Then, who knows, if it is a simple obstruction, she may yet be fine after all today.

    Hugs, it is always such a terrible situation when they are so sick.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sannois View Post
    Praying for a miracle for you! Where in Michigan are you?
    I am in the plainwell area.

    Vet is on the way out.
    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
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    Jingles!
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    And sending more jingles!
    C'mon big mare!!
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    Oh no! Jingles.

    As long as it's just an impaction and she's doing OK, she might come out of it just fine.

    My retired gelding was going longer than that without poop, maybe 48 hours ++. Kept him hydrated, moving (walking/lunging) even light hand grazing, fighting back the tears (mine) and then it happened - a big, glorious poop pile!! It can happen. Hoping you get that soon.
    Born under a rock and owned by beasts!


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    Ugh, just went through a nasty colic scare with my young guy. He pulled through after the vet gave him a 60% chance after night #2.

    Jingles from NY to Skye!!



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    After all the tough decision making...come on Skye! Poop!



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    If it is impaction, do you have an IV ringers set up? If not, can that be done? Often, the heavy hydration will loosen the stool enough to get it moving again.

    You and Skye have my jingles and prayers, of course.
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    Fluids would be my suggestion as well assuming it is an impaction and not a twist or something like that. Mega jingles for you both. By the way, 19 is not old. My guy is 25 and still getting ridden and competing.


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    I am so sorry that your girl is colicing. Sending many prayers and jingles for her comfort and yours.
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    Following on what Louise said... Has she has IV fluids? That really can work wonders for impactions. My horse got 6 bags (not sure how much that is). I credit the fluids with pulling him out... He was willing to drink and graze after that, and was much more comfortable.
    Born under a rock and owned by beasts!



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    Prayers and jingles for you and your mare.



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    Skye has passed over the rainbow bridge. She had a very bad reaction to an attempt to pump her. In many ways I am relieved that it is over and she is no longer in pain. Vet suspected a perforation.
    Maggie Bright, lovingly known as Skye and deeply missed (1994 - 2013)
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    Hugs to you and Godspeed to Skye. You gave her the supreme gift of ending her pain. Hugs hugs hugs.


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    So sorry. I'm glad she is not suffering. Prayers for Skye, and for you.



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