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    05-26-2012, 07:57 PM
Blind baby

Just wanted to inform ya'll about my new project, my friesian mare Velvet foaled last summer, giving us one of the most challenging little buggers ever named Jasper. First off he was born what you call a "dummy foal" which is where the foal doesn't understand the concept of nursing, so as the owner you are responsible for making the bottles upon bottles of milk. Luckily after a week he decided that he might just try out nursing from his mom for a change. Then we discovered to spots in his eyes my mom (aka Dr. Christy Cadena D.V.M) told us he would gradually become blind. So we were all on the brink of just giving up on him, mom said he wouldn't be able to see unless he got a really expensive surgery. We looked to the internet for answers about how to make Jasper more comfortable about not being able to see, and that is when we stumbled upon a research center working to cure blindness in friesians. We scheduled his surgery and made all arrangements with the center. Doctors said only one eye was salvageable, so we continued with the surgery. Then a few weeks after the surgery he got an eye infection in his newly operated eye. He is now slowly recovering from both the surgery and infection. He is just the sweetest little horse too, we want to make it our goal to defy all expectations. Heck he was such a trooper for his castration today.
Thanks for your time!
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    05-26-2012, 10:06 PM
Poor guy, hoping for a smooth recovery. Any pictures of him?
    05-26-2012, 10:11 PM
Hope he heals fast and has no more set backs. My hubbies colt that was named Jasper did not make it. That was 6 yrs ago .
    05-26-2012, 10:46 PM
I will post pictures tomorrow of him he is super duper cute!

blind, foal, miracle

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