What a long and frustrating night it has been with Nelson. I got a phone call around 7:00pm from my MIL saying that Nelson was showing signs of something not being right - so my Hubby and I drove out there to see what was up, and I instantly saw signs of him choking.
His head was low, coughing, gurgling, and the drainage coming out of his nose and mouth.
So I called the Vet and she came out right away. Little did we know how much work we had to do, just to get this fixed.
Nelson faught, and I mean really fought the vet whenever she tried to get the tube up his nose - even with him being heavily sedated and with a twitch.....he still fought.
Finally, after 2 hours of fighting, struggling, rearing, striking - she FINALLY got the tube into his throat, and dislodged the grain.......least, so we thought.
After she finished, Nelson was really out of it - and I was given instructions, one being check up on him in an hour.....
So an hour later, Hubby brought me out to the barn to check up on Nelson - and he was showing the same signs as he was when I first saw him.
He was still coughing, doing this heave like action like when someone is about to throw up, and drainage.....*sigh*
So I called the vet again - at midnight - and told her what was going on. She said to check up on him in the A.M and call her to come back out. He should be ok over the night - "should????"
I don't understand? She got the tube down into his stomache, and pushed the compaction through. But when she attached the hose to the pump thing that was in the bucket of warm water and this oil stuff - the liquid wouldn't go through.....
I don't know if that means anything? She did get the tube into this stomache.
I am so stressed right now, sick to my stomach.
Am I going to go out to go out to the barn in the A.M and find a dead horse?