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post #1 of 26 Old 08-29-2012, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
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Complicated Health Problems

Five days ago I called the vet out in an emergency, my mare was having a hard time breathing and throat had swelled up. Also had fluid in her air way, you could hear it bubbling and gurgling when she tried to breath. She was given Dex shot and she slowly started to breath again, by the next morning she was breathing, but the swelling was still there. She is on Dex for another eight days as of today. Thought it was heaves or a allergic reaction. Heaves has been pretty much ruled out due to other symptoms that don't work. Allergic reaction is still up in the air.

But the swelling is still there, and you can see her jugular pulse really well. Vet doesn't think it is caused by a heart problem, she's acting normal, no swelling any where else, running and acting perfectly fine except getting a bit winded easily, probably because of the swelling around her air way. Vet told me to keep an eye out of stocking up as it could be a sign of heart problems.

I am waiting until tomorrow to see what we're going to do, she's going to do research and talk to other vets, and what it might be. I'm a little worried, I seem to be cursed with animals that when they get sick, it isn't the little rain storm, it's a hurricane.
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post #2 of 26 Old 09-16-2012, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
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I need a miracle, Spice's legs, chest, and belly have lots of fluid in them, and this morning her chest is seeping goo. The vet thinks the allergic reaction caused her to develop a heart issue. And because of financial issues that just occurred no one in my family can afford to get the vet out.
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post #3 of 26 Old 09-16-2012, 07:41 AM
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If you can't afford medical intervention, please put a bullet in her head. She's suffering, and it's only going to get worse.

The swelling and fluid buildup are from her heart issue, which has caused her circulatory system to become compromised. If she's seeping pus, that also means she has an infection.

Please do her a favor and end her misery. Without vet help, her skin will eventually start to split from the swelling, which will cause additional agony. I know you don't want that. Please do what's best for her.
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Keep us posted on what happens. My prayers are with you and your horse.
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I'm sorry this is happening. It doesn't sound good.
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post #6 of 26 Old 09-16-2012, 10:44 AM
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Call the vet, explain the situation and see if something can get worked out. Asap. Don't let her just stand there. Could be heart problem, could be pidgeon fever, could be anything. We can't do vet work on a forum.
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post #7 of 26 Old 09-16-2012, 11:46 AM
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That is terrible. At this point we cannot help you any more then saying you need a vet. Keep us updated!!! I hope for the best

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post #9 of 26 Old 09-16-2012, 11:47 AM
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At this point there is nothing we can do but say call a vet. Your horse is suffering. Keep us updated. We hope for the best!!!

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Yes a vet has been called regardless, they know that we have a money issue and willing to help us. If they don't see her out come good she will be put to sleep.

Both of the posts are weeks apart, I just didn't see a point of making another thread, I am not asking for any medical advice. More of a written record that I can see, and put my thoughts and description so I under stand what's happened and happening. It would be extremely difficult having to put down another horse in less than a year, and in less than a year of ownership. If she would be able to live a normal life as long as she isn't ridden hard or such, she will get treatment and have a forever home with me.

The seeping in her chest is gone, but the edema in her chest, has gone from there to around her whole barrel, very little in her legs. Walking, trotting, eating, drinking fine. Temperature is a little high (on the normal scale), but her normal is on the high end normally, so don't know if normal or not. Gums, respiration normal.

Will know more tomorrow on what the vet and we are going to do.

Thanks for everyone's thoughts. Mentally I am not in a place right to handle putting her down out right, without a fight, but if it is seen as the right thing to do it will happen. I watched my dream horse die I sadly can't go through that again, horses are the only thing that keeps me sane in a very important way.

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