Cooper continues to struggle through the challenges that colic surgery is putting him through. I got a call from Cooper’s vet at New Bolton Center today telling me that she had good news and bad news.
The good news is that Cooper is really looking good, and that his temperature has returned to normal. But the bad news is that Cooper has tested positive for an initial Salmonella test today. He has to have three negative cultures for it to be deemed that this is a false alarm.
I am praying that this is the case, because otherwise I don’t think things look very good for Cooper…but I am sure he will be fine. He finally looked like he had life in his eyes yesterday. I love that horse, man. I know everyone loves their horses, but I really adore him. He is so sweet.
Cambalda’s surgery went well. He came back home today. I am happy that he has a really good prognosis and will be back in action, hopefully sooner than later.
I am so lucky and so blessed to have these two special horses. I know that I am. I am starting to think of these “bumps” in the road as almost a good thing. I will appreciate even more the next time I get to sit on either of these horses. Whether it be the next jump they jump or getting to see Cooper spook and bolt off in his pasture, it will be all the better.
I accept that I have dues to pay, and I have already had more good luck and good fortune in the past two seasons than I could ever deserve.
Again, thank you to the people who have donated to help with the medical bills for Cooper. I would like to offer what I can to anyone who has helped. I have been thinking about how to do this, and I’ve come up with this plan. If anyone would like a free lesson, help, course walk, or warm-up at a competition who has helped Cooper, I would like to extend that offer to you. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you so much.