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Much needed prayers and jingles...

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  • Much needed prayers and jingles...

    Tonight my sister, Ronie, informed me through tears that her horse,Clyde, was colicing. Being only weeks away from graduation at The Ohio State School of Vet Med she knows better than most the issues associated with colic. He as we speak is headed into surgery. Now I understand thousands of us horse lovers have been through this... But poor Ron desperately needs a happy ending.

    You see 4 years ago she lost a horse she loved dearly to a horrible case of EPM. Every avenue of treatment was exhausted. Two years ago in July we lost 5 horses in a barn fire. Three of the horses belonged to her and included her Shetland pony we had for 16 years. Last spring the beautiful and very talented young tb she was given for free ( from the free horse forum here) severed several tendons after putting his leg through a fence last spring. He survived but may never be sound.

    So you see I think she needs a few extra prayers tonight. She loves this horse so deeply and it's been so hard for her with how much she's lost.

    Our community has always been so amazing with support. Thank you all in advance.

  • #2
    I'm so sorry that you are going through this. It's horrible!! I'll pray for her and Clyde and you.

    Hope it all goes great!


    • #3
      I hope Clyde pulls through.

      Your sister deserves a happy ending this time, for sure. Please keep us updated.


      • #4
        Jingling for Clyde!


        • #5
          Jingling for Clyde and for your sister. How stressful for her just weeks from graduation. I hope he pulls through.


          • #6
            Jingles for Clyde and your sister
            "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
            Courtesy my cousin Tim


            • #7
              oh man.. so sorry for all those devastating losses-- Clyde has just gotta get through this. Sending HUGE texas jingles and prayers to you all!


              • #8
                Jingles from VA for a happy ending!
                stained glass groupie


                • #9
                  adding my jingles and get well thoughts from Ontario.
                  A Fine Romance. April 1991 - June 2016. Loved forever.


                  • #10
                    More jingles for a happy ending!
                    "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                    Spay and neuter. Please.


                    • #11
                      Jingles from NE Massachusetts.

                      Please post updates!
                      They don't call me frugal for nothing.
                      Proud and achy member of the Eventing Grannies clique.


                      • #12
                        more jingles on their way. I've had some runs of bad luck too....and hate to hear someone going through it. I hope she can focus on the good more that the bad. It isn't easy.
                        ** Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip. ~Winston Churchill? **


                        • #13
                          Praying and sending jingles for Clyde.
                          When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


                          • #14
                            Sending Ronie and Clyde positive thoughts, many jingles and prayers.

                            \"If you are going through hell, keep going.\" ~Churchill~


                            • #15
                              Many prayers coming your way from me, too. We've had some bad horsie luck here and I so understand. Hoping and praying for a speedy, uneventful full recovery...


                              • #16
                                Prayers and Jingles

                                Prayers and jingles for Clyde and your sister.
                                Quality Hunter Ponies


                                • #17
                                  more from VA.

                                  Be assured my prayers and jingles are part of the chorus
                                  breeder of Mercury!

                                  remember to enjoy the moment, and take a moment to enjoy and give God the glory for these wonderful horses in our lives.BECAUSE: LIFE is What Happens While Making Other Plans


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Clyde has survived the surgery and the night! He had enteritis that caused a twist in his small intestine. His labs are good and things are looking up. His recovery will be long with 3 months to heal ( 1 month of stall rest, 1 month of paddock rest and finally a month turned out.) We will be more than happy to give him time off to recover fully! So thankful the black beast ( 16.3 tb 4 yr old) is still with us today! Continued prayers or a speedy and uneventful recovery!


                                    • #19
                                      So glad he is doing better. Continued prayers and jingles.
                                      Quality Hunter Ponies


                                      • #20
                                        Well done, Clyde!

                                        Sounds like he has a very good chance for a full recovery.