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Gwen update: a CANTER today!

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  • Gwen update: a CANTER today!

    So...maybe her hocks ARE sore, but that isn't what's wrong.

    Today she is staggering. Keeps her head and neck tilted to the left, and is very reluctant to do anything to the right. Will turn a full circle left to avoid going even slightly to the right, and is having a hard time getting up.

    Re-thinking the EPM diagnosis, and since she's deteriorated so sharply we're going to start empirically treating her even before the assay.

    Please, more jingles for the brave old girl.
    Last edited by deltawave; Oct. 28, 2007, 05:30 PM.
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    Oh no! Tucker and I are jingling like crazy!
    God forbid that I go to a heaven in which there are no horses

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    • #3
      Lots and lots of jingles for Gwen!
      She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!

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      • #4
        Ohhh, so sorry. Hang in there, jingles for Gwen.
        We're spending our money on horses and bourbon. The rest we're just wasting.
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        • #5
          Praying that Gwen can stay on her feet long enough for the meds to work. It's good that she has a caring, knowledgeable mom and will get the best of care.

          BIG JINGLES!!!!
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          • #6
            Jingling for poor Gwen! I've silently followed "Gwen stories" for quite a while here, so I feel like I know her - sending good mojo her way!
            ______________________________
            The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET

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            • #7
              Crap.
              Here's hoping that you see a quick turnaround with the EPM meds.
              "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

              ...just settin' on the Group W bench.

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              • #8
                Jingles! What a life we lead. Heartbreaking and heart healing.
                Good luck.
                www.ncsporthorse.com

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                • #9
                  Maybe a Lyme's titer too? Sorry if that's not the right course of action, I'm trying to think "neuro" when hoof abnormalities are on my mind.

                  Please know that I'm jingling hard for you and Gwen!!!
                  RIP Bo, the real Appassionato
                  5/5/84-7/12/08

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                  • #10
                    I am so sorry. Do they think they will be able to do anything for her? EPM is very difficult to deal with. Jingles.

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                    • #11
                      Didn't you say she was over 20? Stroke is a possibility also and she may come back some from it.
                      Hand wringing time, when we have a sick one to worry over.
                      Good luck with the medications.

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                      • #12
                        Big Huge Jingles to the lovely fantastic Ms Gwen.

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                        • #13
                          Huge jingles from Indiana. It's been a tough year for good horses.

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                          • #14
                            Oh no, Deltawave! My heart breaks for you and your lovely girl! I'll be holding you and your beautiful mare in the light and in my heart, and wishing for a speedy recovery and a complete return to normal for the big girl.
                            "Absent a correct diagnosis, medicine is poison, surgery is trauma and alternative therapy is witchcraft" A. Kent Allen
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                            • #15
                              Jingles for Gwen.
                              Janet

                              chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).

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                              • #16
                                Jingles from Indiana! What about west nile?
                                http://weanieeventer.blogspot.com/

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                                • #17
                                  Jingles for Gwen...we're treating my boy empirically for EPM too. Here's to 2 good recoveries for two big-hearted event horses.
                                  ~Drafties Clique~Sprite's Mom~ASB-loving eventer~
                                  www.gianthorse.photoreflect.com ~ http://photobucket.com/albums/v692/tarheelmd07/

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                                  • #18
                                    Some ticks in ears can make a horse walk drunk. Would not hurt to check.

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                                    • #19
                                      What heartbreaking news! Jingling like mad for the tough 'ole girl!

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                                      • #20
                                        Reese & I are jingling like crazy... please keep us updated. Big prayers to you guys tonight...
                                        Originally posted by Martha Drum
                                        ...But I don't want to sit helmetless on my horse while he lies on the ground kicking a ball around without a bridle while Leatherface does an interpretive dance with his chainsaw around us.

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