March 7, 2013

Vet on the way...

Dr. Kimmons is on his way here again... Willow is not doing well.  She is in so much pain. When she's not laying down, she just shifts her feet back and forth...  we have her back in her stall with extra padding, and her padded soft boots on, but Martha fears she has laminitis...  

Should know more soon...    I'm so cold and so tired and so sad... 

22 comments:

  1. :( i pray if it is laminitis it is a treatable case. Good thoughts with you all at this challenging time.

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  2. Lots of horses get laminitis in this situation, and pull through. In the big picture, though, no matter how this works out, she has been so lucky to have had you caring for her this way. It might not turn out the way you would like, but it's been such a blessing for her. Sending prayers to you and yours.

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  3. Roberta Goodman3/7/13, 3:05 PM

    Hoping for the best for you and Willow. You have given her the great gift of unconditional love, and I know it is returned in full.

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  4. Good wishes to you and sweet Willow:) Stay strong:)

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  5. I don't know what laminitis is- I hope it can be healed fast if she has it. Saying prayers for her, daily.
    I wish she could know how we all love her!

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  6. Sending you and Willow strength! We are with you in spirit! Hang in there!

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  7. praying she gets relief. She is a strong girl and with a whole lot of people sending prayers, she will overcome this!!! Praying right now!

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  8. I feel so bad for Willow that she is in a lot of pain :(
    I hope your vet has more options to help Willow with the pain while she recovers.
    Just by reading your blog about Willow, I can't believe how much I feel attached to her when I have never met her.
    I also feel for you because it must be so tiresome when things are happening right after another and trying to get things under control. It won't be settling for you until that happens and I feel for you about that.I empathize with your hurting heart.
    Take care and I believe things are going to turn around for Willow... for the better!

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  9. Please keep us posted Shana. I hope Willow can get relief from her pain. Good thoughts and prayers heading your way.........

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  10. Tomorrow is a new day and you have a lot of people praying for her!

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  11. Praying for you a and keeping you all in my heart.

    Rebecca

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  12. Hoping for the Best for Willow & You ! Love & Positive Energy coming your way !

    Peggy

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  13. Oh I am so very sorry. :( They look so powerful, but indeed they are so delicate. No great words because there just aren't any, my heart just breaks for all of you right now. :(

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  14. Cindy Bensaid3/7/13, 6:46 PM

    So Very Sorry! this is just so sad to read. I can feel your pain. I hope and pray your Willow pulls thru all this. She deserves it, and so do you. Power of Prayer.. we are all praying for you!

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  15. However it turns out, remember that Willow has felt your love for her and you've made her life worth living again.

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  16. I dont know if it's an option but is there any sort of option for some water therapy... It would take the weight off of her legs... Although if they want the leg to stay dry its a bad idea...

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  17. Oh my goodness, I am so sorry that things just keep getting worse. I have a Thoroughbred rescue that I have had for about 10 years, he was very mistreated and has permanent damage from abuse that he suffered. We have been through so much. When I was 6 months pregnant, he came up lame. He is very intolerant of most things... so when I was out of the barn and the vet was doing x-rays, she decided to wrap his leg and his hock while he was sedated. He took one step and fell trying to kick. Most likely broke his pelvis. His groin and back legs swelled so bad that the skin then fell off and he developed cellulitis. It was awful. I have never been able to keep this horse in a stall for more than three days. He go so depressed and sick from the butte and the antibiotics that he ended up colicing, he would just stand there with his head on the ground. There was a point that I almost put him down because he was suffering so bad, it was heartbreaking and very hard to take care of him pregnant. He is getting older and so I started thinking that maybe it was his time. But slowly he got better. My baby is 14 months and he still has some problems, but some how he pulled through. We have to keep him in a pen next to the other horses because he swells up if he plays to hard and gets sore. It is very hard to get them to eat if they don't want too especially if they have stomach ulcers. There is a natural stomach ulcer remedy that my horse chiropractor suggests, it involves aloe and a whole box of throat coat tea from Traditional Medicinals. Also I don't know if you have ever used the Linda Tellington Jones T-Touch techniques, but they can really help too, and if they don't it is something to do while you sit there and try and figure out what to do... There some specific places to do T-Touches when a horse has a tummy ache that can help. I am thinking of you guys and even though I don't know you, I still know how deeply one can become connected to their horse and how deeply it hurts when they are hurting. Big Hug from me that is for sure!

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  18. maybe she should be eating soaked hay and oil and no grain? wonder why she would have laminitis if she is not on grass unless she is getting too much starch.
    hope she pulls through her suffering soon!

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  19. Laura Knie3/7/13, 8:54 PM

    I think laminitis is often a risk when a horse undergoes surgery.

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  20. so sad...a lot to bear for a creature...

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  21. bittersweet.....she has been through much and yet has so much. I visualize Willow well and strong. She needs to rest and I know she needs to eat so I will send her healing thoughts. The body is amazing given the natural approach as much as possible, came across an article whether she has laminitis or not it has good reading and some great links... when you get time.
    http://www.naturalhorseworld.com/Laminitis.htm

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