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Old horse can't put on weight. At a loss... Update - he died last night.

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  • #41
    So sorry for your loss.


    • #42
      My thoughts and prayers are with you. It is always difficult when we lose one.
      When in Doubt, let your horse do the Thinking!


      • #43
        So sorry ! Hopefully he passed quickly. I lost my beloved Morgan at 20 to colic - he was not responding to treatment and I didn't want to consider surgery, so we euthanized him. He's buried in our pasture. BIG HUGS to you !


        • #44
          So sorry Redsky. Sounds like he was a special pony. {Hugs}
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          • #45
            He was beautiful. Godspeed Skyler. You left a few broken hearts when you left but they will never forget you.
            (((hugs))) to you Redsky.


            • #46
              So sorry about your loss. You loved him well.


              • #47
                I am very very sorry for your loss of Skyler... I know exactly how endearing a good Morgan pony can be.


                • #48
                  I'm so sorry for your loss. ((hugs))
                  "My biggest fear is that when I die my husband is going to try to sell all my horses and tack for what I told him they cost."


                  • #49
                    :'( I'm so so sorry for your loss


                    • #50
                      I am so sorry for your heart loss, I know this empty feeling; know that he is near, will continue to be . Peace be with you and your heart horse


                      • #51
                        So sorry for your loss.


                        • #52
                          I am so sorry for your loss.


                          • #53
                            I'm so sorry that you've lost him. I also apologize for not responding to your question. My computer has been down and then I have not been receiving updates from the forums since the new format started.


                            • #54
                              So sorry for your loss. It does sound a lot like cancer.


                              • #55
                                So very sorry for your loss (hugs).

                                "I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a thoroughbred horse." -- John Galsworthy


                                • #56
                                  Very, very sorry for your loss. Hugs.
                                  What's wrong with you?? Your cheese done slid off its cracker?!?!


                                  • #57
                                    I'm so sorry for your loss....these Morgans are most certainly very special in our hearts...


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Thank you again everyone for your support. I am really struggling with this. I feel so guilty for leaving him that last night, and that he suffered at the end. I wish so much I could have given him the gift of a painless death. I also feel so guilty that we did not figure out the cause of his weight loss soon enough. First I thought it was because he was being worked more often, then I thought we just needed to wait for his new food to start to show since he wasn't going to get fat over night, then we thought it was Cushings and had to wait until a little later in the season to test, and then he was gone. If I'd only sent him to the vet school as soon as he started to loose weight maybe he would still be with me. It just all happened so fast. I miss him so much and he deserved better than this.


                                      • #59
                                        I'm so very sorry
                                        I learned something very important this year, through the loss of one of our horses. He dropped significant amounts of weight in the summer, two summers in a row, and we could not figure out why. Turns out he was eating something toxic and his liver was dying. I never in a million years would have guessed that this was the problem. We only found out after he was necropsied.

                                        I'm so sorry for your loss.


                                        • #60
                                          He is at peace. There is no need for guilt. He was loved and knew it. Maybe he was waiting for you to leave.

                                          Many hugs.