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  • Gallbladder rotting, jaundice and kidneys shutting down

 
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    03-29-2010, 12:37 PM
  #1
Foal
Just need to vent...

So about three weeks ago my horse and I got back into our work out routine after very little riding this winter. Well wednesday I went to the doctor because I have not been feeling well after many tests and lots of poking at me they tell me my gall bladder is rotting and I am full of infection. So I had emergency surgery on thurday. I am not able to ride for 2 weeks and it driven me insane.
I have a friend who has a horse away at training for 60 days and she been crying about not being able to ride. So I ask her is she would come ride my horse a few times a week and I pay her and she tells me no....ugh and to be honest that ok no hard feelings it just frustrating because now by time I can ride again we are going to have to start all over. Well that my vent for the day.
     
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    03-29-2010, 12:48 PM
  #2
Showing
Aww, sorry your having health problems. Did they remove your gall bladder?
I had to take 4 months off due to an injury. My mare didn't get ridden at all during that time. It took a few days riding to get her back in form but it was fine after that. Its best to take care of yourself first
     
    03-29-2010, 01:04 PM
  #3
Foal
Yes they took it out during the surgery. I have four cuts all 2 inchs wides on diff spots on my tummy. It just seems to have put everything on the back burner and I do not like that lol
     
    03-29-2010, 01:37 PM
  #4
Showing
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Originally Posted by Chavez    
So about three weeks ago my horse and I got back into our work out routine after very little riding this winter. Well wednesday I went to the doctor because I have not been feeling well after many tests and lots of poking at me they tell me my gall bladder is rotting and I am full of infection. So I had emergency surgery on thurday. I am not able to ride for 2 weeks and it driven me insane.
I have a friend who has a horse away at training for 60 days and she been crying about not being able to ride. So I ask her is she would come ride my horse a few times a week and I pay her and she tells me no....ugh and to be honest that ok no hard feelings it just frustrating because now by time I can ride again we are going to have to start all over. Well that my vent for the day.
Glad to hear they were able to pinpoint what the problem was, before it was to late. Sorry to hear about surgery tho, that really sucks. As for the training of your horses-no horse ever forgets everything. You might have to get back into gear with them, but it's something you can work on together as you get back into the right riding schedule again.

Remember to take some time off for yourself. Get some magazines and books set up and get your computer ready for the forums and focus on your recovery. Sometimes it is a good thing to be forced to slow down a little bit.

Keep your chin up and stay positive ok All my best wishes to you with your surgery and recovery.
     
    03-29-2010, 05:19 PM
  #5
Super Moderator
Aww, bad luck .

I'm still sure your horse can wait. If it makes you feel any better, I've sometimes had to skip riding around for a month just because of a weather.

Just enjoy to become served now (I bet people around you makes a lot of things that you normally do yourself for you because you're a convalescent) and think nice things. Watch some good movie and indulge yourself. I'm sure you're back on a saddle again before you even notice that.
     
    03-29-2010, 08:02 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Be thankful they found it promptly! Gall bladder problems get REALLY ugly when they have trouble finding it. I went through it a few years ago. I had gall stones, but since my pain didn't present in a "typical" way, they never thought to check my gall bladder and it took them nearly a year of my having "attacks" before they figured it out. They put me on physical therapy for 6 months (this was right after my son was born it started causing me problems), when that didn't work, they checked into my heart, blood pressure, etc, and just kept shrugging their shoulders and sending me home. Finally one night I landed in the emergency room screaming in pain, and by then I had gotten severely jaundiced. One ER Dr had the presence of mind to draw a blood panel and see I was suffering from SEVERE pancreatitis and my liver and kidneys were shutting down - an ultrasound after that confirmed I had a gall bladder chock full of stones, and so much inflammation they couldn't even do surgery - I had to be kept on IV antibiotics and anti-inflammatory for 2 weeks in intensive care before they were able to do the surgeries. One surgery to remove the gall bladder, and a second surgery to remove the extra gall stones that had "fallen out" of my gall bladder and into my pancreas, and also plugged my lower bile duct. It was a good 3 months before I was up and about again - not a good thing when you have a tiny infant at home.

*hugs* to you and healing vibes - and as much of an inconvenience as it is now, be thankful they found it sooner rather than later!
     

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