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Need Jingles for my old buddy

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  • Need Jingles for my old buddy

    I came home from work tonight, went to feed my toothless old gelding, and he is obviously in discomfort. It seems to be mild colic, but with a 33 year old, it can go bad fast. Called the Vet, he had me give him Banamine. He has been able to poop, vet thinks it's a partial impaction and the Banamine should fix it. Moe has more gut sounds now than he did and is fiddling with hay (that he can't chew) and he seems more comfortable. This is my heart horse that is the son of my first heart horse, Carmel. Moe was born in 1976 and has been my shadow ever since. We have ridden across Michigan, he's a retired Sheriff Posse horse and has always taken care of me and forgiven all my mistakes. He gives me neck hugs when I'm sad. I guess I feel like this is the beginning of the end, he's never been ill before in his life, and at this age, I just can't feel good about it. Please keep him in your prayers. I know he can't live forever, but I sure would like him to able to have one more nice summer on green pastures before I have to let him go.

  • #2
    Jingling in Virginia for Moe. Hugs to you.
    Free bar.ka and tidy rabbit.


    • #3
      Jingles from Maine for your heart horse!


      • #4
        Texas-sized jingles for Moe!


        • #5
          Florida Jingles coming your way.
          There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams


          • #6
            Jingles and hugs from Western NY.


            • #7
              More Virginia jingles.


              • #8
                Jingles for Moe and his owner ~ Jingle Jingle Jingle & AO ~ AO ~ AO ~ Always Optimistic !
                Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                • #9
                  Hope Moe feels better soon... jingles from VA!


                  • #10
                    Jingles for a good resolution of the blockage.
                    Sometimes, it takes a couple of days.
                    IV fluids can be a big help also.


                    • #11
                      I've had oldies in the past and with a colic my vet always had me give Banamine and if there was no improvement in 20 minutes to call him and he would come out and give IV fluids and oil him or her. They always pulled through, thankfully. (Lost them eventually to other issues - the oldest was probably close to 40 at the time.) Jingles for your guy!
                      She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!


                      • #12
                        Sending lots of jingles your way!!!!


                        • Original Poster

                          Thank you for the Jingles, they seem to be helping! Moe is perking up and seems a lot more comfortable, he ate some of his senior slop and now insists that he needs to be out with his girls. He watches over his mares with an iron hoof! (He really doesn't think he's a gelding, he was unconcious when the deed was done ya know!) I'll keep checking him until bedtime and give him another dose of Banamine just to keep him comfortable for the night. His gut sounds have improved and the light is back in his eyes. He does still glance at his left side on occasion, but not with any real urgency. Keep them jingles coming please!


                          • #14
                            Jingles for a good old man!! Sounds like things are improving!


                            • #15
                              Many more MOE Jingles ~ wishes for a quiet night of rest & recovery for both of you ~
                              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                              • #16
                                Jingles from all the mares braced for the ice storm since Moe isn't a gelding, thought he wanted to know the girls sent him lots of jingles...


                                • #17
                                  You go, Moe!!!


                                  • #18
                                    Jingling for Moe up here in artic NH!
                                    Think green grass Moe~
                                    save lives...spay/neuter/geld


                                    • #19
                                      More jingles heading your way from VA....
                                      stained glass groupie


                                      • #20
                                        Jingles from Louisiana for Moe!!! Take heart, my friend had an old walker named Joker who lived to be almost 40!! She had a couple of mild colic bouts when she was in her 30s but they resolved with vet care within 24 hours each time. Joker died in her sleep one fine spring morning amid the green grass and under a blue shy.
                                        Laissez les bons temps rouler!
                                        Elysian Fields Farm--
                                        --An equine refuge