March 7, 2013

X-ray results

Quick update... Dr. Kimmons examined her and took x-rays of her feet... he said at this time he can't see a clear cut case of laminitis, but he sent the x-rays to Rood & Riddle so they could compare the ones they took to these. We should know for sure in the morning. Dr. Kimmons also gave her a vitamin, immunity and appetite booster shot.  Hope it works....

19 comments:

  1. Praying for that sweet, magestic girl and praying for YOU. So sorry you're going through this pain. She's so lucky to have found such a fighter in the woman who rescued her. She's so very lucky.

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  3. Hi Shana- try to get some rest- will be keeping you and Willow in my prayers tonight

    Rebecca

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  4. Yes keeping all of you in our prayers

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  5. I keep checking here so many times a day to see how you and Willow are doing. Thanks so much for letting us be a part of your journey. Hugs to you, your family and all who are helping with willow.

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  6. Laura Knie3/7/13, 8:52 PM

    Kate's post reminded me of doing a Tellington touch on Chappie when he coliced once. I put my palms on the top of his head, between his ears and gently stroked outwards, "flattening" the ears as I stroked. I think I also ran my thumb along the inside edge of the ear. Chappie came to me very ear shy, but he liked this and was calmed by it. It calmed me too. Also, Shana, I'm a member of the Equine Cushings, Insulin Resistance group, where there are some horses who have come thru some very painful times and are doing well now. If anyone can get thru this, Willow can. Your love and care are keeping her going, along with her strong attitude. Keeping you both in my prayers.

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  7. Continued prayers from Sky Ranch. xo

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  8. Willow is covered in prayer, bathed in love, and getting wonderful care from her doctors. She is so blessed to have found someone as resilient and determined as you are to see her through this. I keep seeing the picture you posted of her running about in the pasture and I am believing you will see her there again. You are both in my prayers and in my heart.

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  9. praying for willow, the doctors, and your family. God has his arms wrapped around y'all. love, kecia

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  10. Hope when you see Willow in the morning, she is noticeably improving and is eating more!
    Hoping you have a better day and I am looking forward to reading a positive update on Willow when I get home from work :))

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  11. Thinking good things about Willow before I goto bed... Hoping for the turn around point to be just around the corner. She's been through so much...Healing is going to much different for her than it would another horse. She's so lucky to have someone who cares SO much. Positive thoughts being sent your way...

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  12. Just keep an eye on her feet..check her hooves for heat and for a digital pulse (just behind her pastern), as she may develop laminitis but have no rotation of the coffin bone. I do hope it is just that she is shifting her weight due to discomfort from her broken leg, and then the other one gets tired etc.

    You must be gettin so weary, and heavy hearted to see Willow like this :( Continuing to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers..

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  13. Kathleen Clayton3/8/13, 4:50 AM

    I hope they figure this out soon. I feel for you both. I am currently dealing with a sick animal of my own. Never did I ever dream I would fall so hard for a animal...but I did and its so hard to watch. Are you sleeping in the barn with her yet???:)

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  14. Nancy - from Ga.3/8/13, 7:11 AM

    Praying for your Willow and for you...she is lucky to have you, a caring person as you are and have such a loving heart for your. I pray that her pain will cease and she will eat soon. I have a new Maltese he just turned 17 months old and I know how much love I have had for him. We got him at 8 wks. old and he is just a joy to have. He is playful as ever. So I know how you must feel for Willow. All our prayers go out to you now.

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  15. Poor girl, hope they figure something out soon so she's more comfortable. I was just down checking on our pony who found his way into extra hay, his feet are still cool and he's feeling good, but he's an old guy, I call him the million dollar pony, he will die here I want to make sure he is taken care of like he deserves for the rest of his life (other then when it's our error and he sneaks into the hay room.

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  16. Shana, like so many others, I too am drawn to your blog and sites numerous times a day looking for any little word. I know all our comments telling you this and asking for more news must stress you as well as make you feel good that we are all standing beside you as one uniting strength for Willow. I'm sure I also speak for all of us when I tell you how much I admire YOUR strength, knowing you're tired and worried and stressed; knowing you have more than just Willow to care for. I'm grateful for your husband who is obviously there for you and understands your tremendous love for Willow. I pray that he sees the translation to how you love in general, and that this devotion is a testament to WHO you are. Please remember to take care of yourself also. You need your rest and to find some place of calm within yourself to allow you to continue. You have surrounded yourself with expert caretakers and doctors for Willow. I glad you can and do lean on them. Willow understands and feels this trust. I hope you feel and understand all the love and prayers that are pouring forth for not just Willow, but for you and your family and all of Willow's caretakers too. We (collective blog and site readers) love you and are with you every minute of every day. Hugs to you. I pray you see the sunshine and hope in Willow's eyes today. She loves you very much.

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  17. Becky Jones3/8/13, 9:26 AM

    As an animal-adorer myself, I've been following your (Willow's) heart-wrenching journey for a while now, and you've been in my prayers constantly! With every twist and turn of events, just know that God is with you...sweet Willow has a fate entwined with yours, and though we don't know the next chapter in her story, I pray for her comfort and your peace. We're all pulling for your magnificent beauty! :) (And as a side note, this story might lift your spirits: http://www.wjhl.com/story/21549179/former-champion - There are others out in the world with hearts as big and open as ours! Sometimes it seems that loving animals can leave us heartbroken and hurting, but have faith and know that all you're going through is teaching you things you don't even understand just yet...have faith!)

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  18. Any new news today? I check Willow's blog morning and night! Poor girl! I'm so sorry you guys are going through this. XO

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