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Please Jingle for Annikak and Taco

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  • Please Jingle for Annikak and Taco

    Annikak will probably chime in and give you all the details, but Taco had to have surgery today and in a total Taco's fashion way, he had a very scary after surgery episode.

    So, please everybody jingle for Annika, she is having a very bad year with Taco and the Roller Coaster continues more than ever.

    I'm thinking about you, hang in there Annika
    Last edited by mademoiselle; Nov. 28, 2007, 07:38 PM.

  • #2
    oh, no, jingling away; They've had the TOUGHEST year and I know what a huge spot Taco has in her heart...
    The big man -- my lost prince

    The little brother, now my main man

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    • #3
      jingle jingle jingle

      from

      Cyndi and the FatPaintMare

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      • #4
        "JIANT" JINGLES from KY!!
        Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. - William Jennings Bryan

        http://www.halcyon-hill.com

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        • #5
          Oh, no. Sending loud jingles from Florida.
          Lori T
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          www.facebook.com/LTEquine for product updates on the lines I rep

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          • #6
            Jingles for Taco!!

            Hang in there Annika and Taco MME gave me a little update this evening. So sorry to hear the newest troubles. Here's to hoping the big man has a good and restful evening and starts feeling better. Lots of jingles from us!

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            • #7
              Sending big hugs and jingles for Annika and her special horse.
              Click here before you buy.

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              • #8
                Huge jingles from me!!! Hang in there Annika - you're a really good mom and Taco knows that you love him

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                • #9
                  Jingles from Indiana, and hoping that Taco gives you an easier year in 2008! For such a nice guy he sure has a way of keeping your stomach in knots!

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                  • #10
                    jingle jingle jingle
                    The only difference between a runaway and a fast gallop is nothing but a SMILE
                    Most horses cross the Rainbow Bridge, but TEDDY JUMPED IT!!!
                    Member of the COTH Enabler Clique

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                    • #11
                      Jingles from Kentucky!!!!!! You all have been through so much this year

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                      • #12
                        jingles from Ontario!!!!!

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                        • #13
                          Shit. Poor Annika and poor Taco.

                          I'll PM her, but she may be too busy to come on, Mme, if you speak to her please tell her to call me if she needs anything.

                          I'll try giving her a call too.

                          Alison
                          I recognized with despair that I was about to be compelled to buy a horse ~
                          Edith Somerville and "Martin Ross"

                          "Momma" to Tiempo, Tucker and Puff, RIP my beautiful Norman 8/2012

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                          • #14
                            looonng....but THANKS!

                            Thanks, everyone-
                            LONG day!
                            So in the shortest way possible, Taco’s uveitis has not gotten any better over time. He has had quite a few flairs since his surgery in Aug, and numerous ulcers, and including today, 2 that have developed into abscesses. Taco’s case has been somewhat different in that it has presented in the back of his eye, rather then the front. There is a surgery that has been pioneered in Germany that we think may work on Taco, since his uveitis presents much like the cases seen there. FWIW, his titers (drawn twice and sent to Cornell) have been negative for Lepto. What they do is remove the vitreal fluid in the back of his eye. It has never been done at MSU, and only done at LSU as far as they know. It may have been done at NC, but no one is sure.

                            Scary? you bet. But we are at that point. His body is having trouble with the NSAIDs (per blood work) He is getting eye meds 4 x day, and is difficult about it with strangers-his mom taught him well…STRANGER DANGER!

                            So, we decided to go ahead.

                            The surgery was a success. He sailed thru with flying colors. Every risk that could have happened in Surgery did not happen, his eye looked great.

                            But ya gotta stand up. And that did not go so well. Time line – Under at 9:15. In recovery at 11:45. Finally up at 1:50. That was with ropes. He could not walk and his eyes were doing that back and forth thing. Poor horse, his ears were trying to keep up. Still doing the same thing 1 ½ hrs later. Began to flood him with fluids- they thought it might have been a reaction to the lidocaine. All of a sudden, it stopped. The decision was to get him to his stall ASAP. Good Decision!

                            That was one long walk! Once we got him to his stall (its now 3:45) he has the first of several small seizures. Again, no idea why, but the decision is to flood him with fluids, so he has now had 25 lts. They turn off the lights, and plug his ears, have someone at this head and side to steady him. I think every vet was in there at some point in time…

                            He is in fantastic hands, I feel good about that. I think he will be okay- I left at about 5:30 and he was munching on a handful of hay. His “good” eye was some what slow to respond to stimuli but otherwise he looked good, I think. I adore his vets- Drs Wilson and Townsend are just amazing women, and super vets that have gone above and beyond.

                            They tell me they have never seen a horse do this before (thanks, Taco) and that before I ever think of putting him under general again we need to make sure everyone knows this happened. It was scary, both for him and for the vets (okay, me too, but I had the easy job)
                            Last edited by annikak; Nov. 29, 2007, 08:14 AM. Reason: so tired- a lot did not make sense!

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                            • #15
                              Jingles for Taco and huge hugs to you Annikak. He never makes it easy, and he sure found his way to the best Mom in the world for him! Hope he recovers with no more oddities.
                              If you believe everything you read, better not read. -- Japanese Proverb

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                              • #16
                                Jingles from Oregon Annika...very scary event!

                                Kathryn

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                                • #17
                                  Jingles from Idaho too!

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                                  • #18
                                    Yikes - jingles for you and Taco! That horse . . . he just has . . . his way!
                                    My Mustang Adventures - Mac, my mustang | Annwylid D'Lite - my Cob filly

                                    "A horse's face always conveys clearly whether it is loved by its owner or simply used." - Anja Beran

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                                    • #19
                                      Geez- you guys cannot catch a break can you
                                      jingling hard for you and Taco
                                      Last edited by bambam; Nov. 29, 2007, 09:04 AM. Reason: edited to fix the typo I made when I was sleep deprived
                                      There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.(Churchill)

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                                      • #20
                                        jingling like crazy
                                        there was someone else who posted this fall about a horse not getting up after anesthesia--lost control of hind end I think.

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