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  • Originally posted by Allagash's mom View Post
    I think he's really only hanging around because of me. So I'm trying to tell him it's OKAY to let go. His breathing is so labored, he can't lie down, he shakes and sways as he stands, trying to just stay alive. He doesn't want treats, he's not really eating.

    Yes, pulling more fluid out will help him -- for perhaps a day or so. We're checking with Dr. Knight (from Idaho) about her feelings on therapeutic responses to his heart meds. But right now, the theory is that what we are seeing *IS* a positive response -- without his drugs, he'd have gone downhill even faster.

    The descent has been FAST. Viciously so.

    vicious. I think that sums it up well.
    I'm still jingling!

    And FWIW, I'll support your decision either way. I've been in your spot of "do we go further with treatment, or...", so I support you. Just wanted you to know that.
    RIP Bo, the real Appassionato
    5/5/84-7/12/08

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    • Sad News

      Ally passed two days ago.

      His mom has posted some heartbreaking and heartwarming photos in her journal, foalstory.livejournal.com.

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      • That last photo in the journal had me bawling. I dread the day....
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        • I was so hopeful. Jingles for his mom..

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          • Such a valient effort by Ally and Mom.

            Jingles for peace and remembering all the good memories. You can rest knowing you did all that could ever be done.

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            • i hope she sok she did everything she could
              she loved him and he lovved her and she gave him a great home
              hugs and kisses rip ally agreat horse xx

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              • Originally posted by Hazelnut View Post
                Such a valient effort by Ally and Mom.

                Jingles for peace and remembering all the good memories. You can rest knowing you did all that could ever be done.
                Said it better than I ever could.
                RIP Bo, the real Appassionato
                5/5/84-7/12/08

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                • I'm so sorry to hear this. I had hopes...
                  She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!

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                  • I'm so sorry. You know, you went above and beyond for this horse.

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                    • Heartbreaking..

                      So very sorry to hear about his passing. Was hoping against hope he'd somehow pull through this~ his mom was so diligent.

                      Im so sorry for your loss

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                      • I'm so, so sorry for your loss. You went so far and above what most people would....I'm so touched by your tory.

                        I'm just so sorry.

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                        • I can't believe I just found this thread, but it is heartbreaking. I am so, so, sorry.
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                          • Allagash, my deepst most heartfelt condolences. I honestly wish there was something we could all say or do to help take some of the pain away. Know you did your best, and gave Ally one helluva happy loving home and life. I also have a horse with a heart murmur...which had always been the non-worrying type but has recently become worse due to recent illnesses. Even then, I can only try to imagine your loss.
                            Please remember to take care of yourself while you mourn.
                            Ally's last photo:
                            http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...s/IMG_5041.jpg
                            You jump in the saddle,
                            Hold onto the bridle!
                            Jump in the line!
                            ...Belefonte

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