First off, thank you to everyone who has said a little prayer or said something on here in sympathy for me over Rose's passing. It really means a lot to me. :)
Well, after speaking to 2 different vets, and being told that there would have been nothing they could do for the foal except cut it out, and that the mare most likely wouldn't have made it, even if I had been there, I have stopped to think that there is no need to keep worrying about it. It's over now, so I now have twice as much time to watch my other mare, and keep her safe the best I can.
Well, Grace is doing pretty good. I don't have any pictures of her right now because, yet again, I have lost my camera. How do I keep doing this? LOL. I think it's in my room, but it's such a mess, it will take me days to find it, haha.
But anyways.. Grace is doing good. She and the Arabian gelding are out together keeping each other company. She is still really spooky from seeing her friend pass away, and jumps at the slightest sound still, but she is pregressing nicely in her pregnancy. She has been eating that good mare and foal feed twice a day, which I can tell is making a big difference in her milk production. Her boobies are still small, but they are getting there. Her hoo haa is getting a bit more relaxed, but her muscles in her butt are still hard. I did get to see the baby kick some today, which was a relief as I know he/she is still alive in there.
I am really starting to get excited about her. It is almost guaranteed that if she has a regular horse foal, or a mule foal, that it will be very colorful! I have attached a picture of her from when I first bought her, and before I had any idea that she was pregnant, just so you can get an idea of her color. :) If I can find my camera, I will try to get some pictures of her and try to keep this thread going to Grace. Anyways, here is the pretty girl.
Oh, and by the way, I am thinking about changing her name. Since Rose passed away and I have been spending more time with her, Grace just doesn't seem to fit. Any ideas? :) Thanks again everyone for the wonderful, healing comments. It's really helps to know someone out there cares, even if they are on the internet. lol horse.jpg horse2.jpg