Hamisch had colic surgery last weds, having a tough time *update* had to put him down
His heart rate remains elevated (around 100), still not eating or drinking, on iv therapy, liver values are elevated, lactate high and slowly increasing each day,but protiens are good and belly tap looked good......anyone been through this? I don't know how much longer I should hang on to him. He looks just miserable. I want to give him every chance but the labs and his behaivor aren't promising, he is slowly declining. :(
My trainers mare had colic surgery. It was a long... long... long journey to recovery. It was a struggle, and they even had to open her back up for hernia revision surgery after the fact. However, it's been about 4 years since all of this, and she's finally getting her back in to show shape again. Anyway... sending well wishes and prayers your way!
The vet is not optimistic...he said it looks like he is slowly and steadily declining. I am waiting to talk to them when they open today to see what the latest labs say. A miraculous turn around is needed, I can't look at him and see him so miserable for much longer. Thank you all...
I'm sorry you're both going through this.
One of mine had colic surgery when she was 8, she's 25 now. Hers was for a strangulating lipoma so the bowel wasn't resected or even touched.
If your horse had a resection that is a tougher road. I hope things turn out well.
What was the diagnosis with your horse? Impaction, twist, etc?