March 1, 2013

She's coming home!

After recovering another night at Rood & Riddle, Willow is actually in the trailer and on her way home!  Michael had to spend the night at a hotel in Lexington, but picked her up early this morning (so grateful)! 

The doctors were not able to find anything treatable regarding Willow's choking episodes.  Her choking is different than what most people know as the condition called "Choke".   Many have suggested wetting her food, beet pulp, etc... but with her she actually chokes more on that (and must know it because she usually refuses to eat it)...   We honestly feel that the choking has to do with muscles and/or nerves in her throat being affected by the EPM.  The doctors had taken her off her EPM medicine to avoid drug interactions during/after her surgery.  So hopefully once she goes back on them in a week, her EPM will continue to getter better and we can resolve her choking issues.

In any case, Willow is coming home!  It's going to be a lot of work, but I can't wait to see her!! ♥  Thanks to everyone again for all the kind words, well wishes and prayer!  I will update tonight once she's had a chance to settle in and meet her new friend (from afar of course)!

Oh, and it's snowing here!!! ♥

18 comments:

  1. So happy for everyone!! Work is nothing new to you so I know you'll take it in stride and embrace it. Prayers for a safe journey home for everyone. I know R&R will miss Willow but are happy to send her home also. Can't wait to read your posts tonight. I bet you'll have a new picture also ;)

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  2. Excellent news. Thanks for the update. Prayers are continuously being sent for a full recovery. I can't wait to see Willow and the new guy photographed together. What a gorgeous picture that will make. Blessings from Wisconsin. Jenny.

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  3. I can't wait for her to meet her new friend : ). So thankful she is coming home. Very happy for you Shana!

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  4. Very excited for you! I know you will be so relieved to have both her and hubby home! Can't wait to hear all about it, and maybe see some barn pictures of her and her new friend if their stalls are near each other?

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  5. So happy she is coming home where she belongs. That's wonderful news!

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  6. Awesome! Make sure sure someone captures your reunion with Willow! Oh happy day!
    Pam in AZ

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  7. AMEN!!! So glad to hear they were able to witness and evaluate her episodes. Save traveling mercies for Michael and Willow! Sending loads of love and hugs your way!

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  8. Yay!!! Finally on her way home with her family, where she belongs! Such wonderful news!

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  9. Yea for everyone! Just take it all a little at a time- I am sure Willow will be happy to be home. And I am sure she will get used to having her new friend- yea- again!

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  10. Wonderful news ! Blessings to you all.

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  11. So happy! Poor baby. I hope the choking gets better too. She's been through so much I can't imagine living with daily fear of choke. We should be so thankful that horses can continue to breathe while they choke! That still fascinates me :)

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  12. such a journey you two ladies are on!!! you are going to be the bestest friends EVER, I am sure she will heal with all the more speed with her family around her!! Willow you are an inspiration, like your mummy!

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  13. Nancy Craig Hebert3/1/13, 2:06 PM

    Ever so happy to hear your good news! Looking forward to pictures and updates Shana!

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  14. glad she is home.. and surrounded by all that love.. she will recover in no time.. I know it will be a long road but so worth it.

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  16. Let the next chapter begin :)

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  17. Wonderful news so excited for Willow to see you I know she will do so much better knowing you are close by

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  18. So glad to hear that sweet Willow is coming home to you!! I am so moved by your story..I am a local photographer in Las Vegas and had a horse as a child. Your story of Willow reminds me of my " Majestic Blue" & I am so jealous that I live in a town where there are few farm properties. I would love to meet Willow someday!! ;) I have a sugestion for your sweet new horses name: Sir King Clover.. He is her King as she is Queen, and Clover because he is truly "lucky" to be with you and your loving family..Best wishes!!
    Amy Lynn <3
    Real Images photography
    Las Vegas, Nevada

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