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    05-07-2012, 12:46 AM
  #21
Green Broke
This is what Chinga currently looks like, with his stylish hair cut.
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    05-07-2012, 01:12 AM
  #22
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Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy    
They currently are looking into a large mass in his stomach or an infection.
Hoping for the latter for you both.
     
    05-07-2012, 07:13 AM
  #23
Foal
Fingers crossed for you both he is on the improve ASAP. Our boys have matching haircuts my vet calles it the "Colic Clip". Thinking of you both and sending healing vibes. :)
     
    05-07-2012, 08:51 AM
  #24
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy    
Today he got an ultrasound and a large amount of fluid was found in his stomach. So, they took a sample of this and sent it off to be tested and they're doing a full set of blood tests as well. They currently are looking into a large mass in his stomach or an infection.
That's how it was when my mare had enteritis. They had to keep a nasal tube in her & keep her stomack emptied. She was diagnosed via ultrasound which showed a thickening of the small intestines. She was kept on IV fluids & given meds for the infection. She made a complete recovery.
Maybe it wasn't a mass your vet was feeling but a full stomach?
I'm glad you're not giving up.
     
    05-07-2012, 09:52 PM
  #25
Trained
Any news? Hoping it's good......
     
    05-08-2012, 04:00 AM
  #26
Green Broke
An update, sigh. So it's not as good as I'd liked it to be. Thing is, I really have nothing to tell you all.

Today he wasn't as bright, didn't produce as much manure and spent the day sulking around in his stable. So a bit of a fall there. But he seems to brighten up when we come visit him, which is quite a bit. He's blood tests were taken today, so we'll know something tonight or tomorrow morning from them and the sample which was taken.

He's doing okay though, his stable. He's also got the best care possible there, so now we just wait.
     
    05-08-2012, 05:56 PM
  #27
Yearling
And waiting can be terrible. Sending good energy and positive thoughts your way.
     
    05-08-2012, 06:05 PM
  #28
Yearling
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Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy    
An update, sigh. So it's not as good as I'd liked it to be. Thing is, I really have nothing to tell you all.

Today he wasn't as bright, didn't produce as much manure and spent the day sulking around in his stable. So a bit of a fall there. But he seems to brighten up when we come visit him, which is quite a bit. He's blood tests were taken today, so we'll know something tonight or tomorrow morning from them and the sample which was taken.

He's doing okay though, his stable. He's also got the best care possible there, so now we just wait.

This needs a dislike button, well the first part anyways.

Hoping poor chinga feels better soon!
     
    05-08-2012, 11:00 PM
  #29
Started
The waiting is awful. Prayers for you both.
     
    05-09-2012, 01:43 AM
  #30
Green Broke
Quick update, just got the word from the vet. His able to come home tomorrow, antibiotics and checking his heart rate, etc for the next month.

I'll know more once I directly speak to the vet. That's all my mother told me, I'm in class at school. I'll update around 5pm tonight.
     

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