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post #101 of 177 Old 04-01-2012, 11:41 PM
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Oh, he is so cute. Now he looks like he's half APHA and have horsefly.... just kidding. But Reily is ALWAYS once of the cutest darn horses I ever saw even when painted green (lol).

I bet Doc's staff is just making sure that they are doing everything they can to get that eye to heal and prevent any light sensitivity and the such :)
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post #102 of 177 Old 04-01-2012, 11:59 PM
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keeping healing vibes coming your way-hope he keeps improving.
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post #103 of 177 Old 04-02-2012, 12:09 AM Thread Starter
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I agree, he's probably been rubbing his eye or the vet wanted to make sure he didn't start rubbing it.
That's what I think. He was very itchy on that eye yesterday, so i bet he started itching it in the stall too.

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Oh, he is so cute. Now he looks like he's half APHA and have horsefly.... just kidding. But Reily is ALWAYS once of the cutest darn horses I ever saw even when painted green (lol).

I bet Doc's staff is just making sure that they are doing everything they can to get that eye to heal and prevent any light sensitivity and the such :)
Thanks!! I'm really sad he's not at the barn today (april fools day) :( last year I wanted to start a tradition of dying him every april 1st to confuse people who come visit the barn. Last year he was green with purple polka dots and little kid handprints all over.

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keeping healing vibes coming your way-hope he keeps improving.
Thank you! I have been hoping and wishing and praying as hard as I can about this since it's happened. Whenever I visit him I have a gut feeling this is going to turn out okay, but I don't want to get my hopes too high.

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post #104 of 177 Old 04-02-2012, 02:20 PM
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Ouch!!
I really hope everything works out for you and your handsome boy, I HATE eye injuries, human or horse!

Robbie had two eye injuries last fall - started out as conjectivitis then turned into a badly scratched cornea on his right eye. It was a pretty deep laceration so the vet wasn't sure if his vision would be affected, but he healed up great from that with full vision in that eye. As soon as that was done, he got some rare allergic reation/infection in his left eye (of course) that took a little more work to recover from but he's fine now. All I can say is thank God for insurance, $3200 in vet bills were covered...he probably would've lost his left eye if I didn't have it!
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Ouch!!
I really hope everything works out for you and your handsome boy, I HATE eye injuries, human or horse!

Robbie had two eye injuries last fall - started out as conjectivitis then turned into a badly scratched cornea on his right eye. It was a pretty deep laceration so the vet wasn't sure if his vision would be affected, but he healed up great from that with full vision in that eye. As soon as that was done, he got some rare allergic reation/infection in his left eye (of course) that took a little more work to recover from but he's fine now. All I can say is thank God for insurance, $3200 in vet bills were covered...he probably would've lost his left eye if I didn't have it!
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Thank you! I'm glad it turned out okay for your boy, but dang that must have been hard for you both!

I can't wait to see my horse again today... I have to wait for a car to borrow because mine is on it's last leg right now and can't make the trip.

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post #106 of 177 Old 04-02-2012, 03:05 PM
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Not yet! Today's my day off, so I planned on spending most of the day at the barn but unfortunately my car isn't up for the trip today, so I'm sitting here going stir crazy until 5 when I can borrow a car.

I have been doing a LOT of thinking though... and this is ALL speculative. But I've been a bit irrational and VERY emotional about this whole thing obsessed with keeping his eye. But I need to be realistic, there is no way I can afford months upon months of treatment with no guarantee we can keep the eye.

IF by the end of this week (the 10 days the vet charges by) the vet's prognosis is the same or worse, I will discuss removing the eye with him.

That would absolutely KILL me to do, I LOVE this horse and his eyes. BUT if this is causing him pain, and he has to be stalled the entire time of treatment and there is no guarantee of anything, I think he would be happier to get it all over with rather than drag through for a chance of keeping the eye.

BUT for now I'm not saying anything for sure until I have a lengthy discussion with the vet and have his recommendations in mind as well.

I feel so hopeful when I see my horse, but when I'm away I just think of the facts and how little of a chance he probably has on this all.

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post #108 of 177 Old 04-02-2012, 03:28 PM
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Hang in there i hope the out come is better then you think from the picture yesterday looks like vet is doing all he can. Will be watching for a update later.
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Hang in there i hope the out come is better then you think from the picture yesterday looks like vet is doing all he can. Will be watching for a update later.
Thanks I hope so too.

Today I went out to see Reily and I don't have too much to report.

Luckily even though I went after 'vet office' hours I was still able to run into the doctor. He confirmed that he put the fly mask on because Reily was itching his bad eye. Unfortunately the doctor said it isn't looking better, nor is it working worse. He's only been at the doctors since last wed. so I can't be expecting anything too much, but it's still disheartening.

He said it was still okay to graze, so we went out for a little while and Reily really like that. He was so awesome we had to pass a loud tractor that was on his bad side that was sputtering as we walked by and he didn't even look.


He was very snuggly! It was so cute hes started putting his head on my shoulder like a parrot and just sitting there. No idea why, but he seems content.


I love this boy a little too much...
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You sound as if you're being very objective and honest with yourself about this. You will deal with this just as Reily is -- he's not wishing it were different, he's just living in the moment - hugging you, grazing, enjoying the sun on his back. With a painful eye, even, he can do this. He's not stressing over not being able to see, so now you know he'll adjust to the situation if he loses the eye eventually. So, knowing that should give you some peace about the decisions you are weighing. He seems to be a wonderful, exceptional horse and he still will be, no matter what this turns out to be.

Hugs....
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