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post #1 of 12 Old 05-09-2012, 04:22 AM Thread Starter
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A Bit Of An Update On Chinga...

As some of you know, his been very sick lately and we've all been quite worried.

Today, I can happily tell you that I was told that after he receives his final dose of medication tomorrow, he'll be able to go home. I am very happy to have his discharge papers in hand! However, there is still a very long way to go.

Over the past ten days, he lost a rapid amount of weight. Even when he was receiving so much food at the vets.This means, that he needs to put this weight back on.

All his test results came back inconclusive, so we're going to take a shot and treat him for extreme gastric ulcers (Please note: We've looked into this before, they believe they're in a place where not 'easily' seen). This means he'll be getting daily oral medication. Along with this, I've been taught how to check his heart rate and keep an eye on his gut sounds daily. This, along with his weight have to be carefully recorded.

His only allowed to eat hay and grass. And, a lot of it. He needs to be eating literally continuously. LOTS of nutritious hay to munch on for the pony. For at least the next two months, nothing but hay and grass will be fed to that horse (except for a weekly bran mash). After this, we'll discuss what graisn are suitable for him. For the rest of his life we will have to be very careful with food though.

Finally, no riding for over a month. No competing for at least two, I'm allowed to take him for light walks - but no hard work.

While it seems like a very 'basic' outcome for such a major sickness. We're going to hope it works, otherwise - back to square one.

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post #2 of 12 Old 05-09-2012, 04:42 AM
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I hope you don't have to go back to square one and I hope he gets better quickly. He is lucky he has got you, I would be totally stressed out if I was you.

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At least it's a plan. Now you can adjust accordingly. I am SO glad to read that he is doing a bit better. Have they suggested putting him on something like Redcell? Or any other supplements?
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post #4 of 12 Old 05-09-2012, 07:35 PM
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Thank you for the update. Sounds like he is on the road to recovery, he is very lucky to have you as an owner to watch over him.
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Glad to hear he's doing better. Continued well wishes!

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Oh no! Not Chinga! Never even heard what happened, glad you get to bring him home though! Keep us updated and sending healing vibes your way!!!
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So sorry! I wasn't aware of Chinga's problems until now, but glad he's got his discharge papers and glad he gets to come home.
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Glad to hear he's doing better.

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post #9 of 12 Old 05-10-2012, 03:55 AM Thread Starter
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Chinga's Recovery - Day 1.

My vet told me it was best to keep a record of everything - so I'll do it on here.

AM :

Feed: He ate breakfast at the vets, three biscuits of hay. Floated home well and seemed bright and alert to be home. Fed him another biscuit of hay when he got home to settle him in.

PM : Wasn't the average amount of manure, but we didn't leave until ten am and we don't know what he did at the vets.

Gave him 10mL of his medication, went down well.

Heart rate: 40 beats per minute, very good.

Gut sounds: Good,seems a little bit quieter one one side, but nothing to be worried about.

Feet: Gave him two large biscuits plus some chalf.

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Total feed: 6 Biscuits.

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Today, I can happily tell you that I was told that after he receives his final dose of medication tomorrow, he'll be able to go home. I am very happy to have his discharge papers in hand! However, there is still a very long way to go.
I'm very happy for both of you! Hope the recovery will be smooth and as fast as it can be!

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