Hamisch had colic surgery last weds, having a tough time *update* had to put him down - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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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. :(
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post #2 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 12:20 AM
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Oh that is so sad for you, I hope he pulls through. Wishing you both the best
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post #3 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 12:30 AM
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I am so very sorry. What does your vet say?
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Oh, I'm so sorry. I've dealt with bad colic, but didn't have to have surgery, thank goodness. I hope your guy pulls through.
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post #5 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 01:17 AM
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yes, what does the vet say?

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!

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I have no knowledge of this, only that I do wish things take a turn for the better and your horse pulls through. Hugs, dear, for you . take care of yourself , too.
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Prayers your way!
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post #8 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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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...
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post #9 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 09:51 AM
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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?
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post #10 of 32 Old 02-11-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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It was a twisted large colon. I had to let him go this morning. My sweet boy. :( Thank you for the prayers.
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