I am having such a bad run these last few months. First there was Nippa's tail, then Hugo colicked, then Rex's leg got cut. And then last night, I went out the paddock to feed everyone an what not. Phoenix was laying down when I got there, so I got him up to check on him. He got up, stayed up for all of 2 minutes before dropping right beside me. Got him up again, down he went again. Got him up once more, down he went and started to roll.
So I grabbed his halter and got him up again and brought him up and called the vet. Sure enough, he's colicking. Luckily I caught it in the very early stages. He was sedated, given painkillers, anti-inflammatories, anti-spasmodics and drenched. Vet also wormed him to be on the safe side.
As I said before, just lucky that I caught it really early on. Within 2 hours he was pooping again and eating everything in sight. Now it's just a matter of keeping an eye on him, his temperature mostly, to make sure that there is no infections in his gut.
I was so happy with my vet last night too. He was very prompt in getting out to us and so informative every step of the way. Showing me where the tube was in his throat and what not. Here's hoping that we won't have any complications today and that all is well now.
Here's a photo of the boy, just because I can.