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    09-22-2009, 12:45 AM
I think it's time.. ),:

Well, some of you might remember that last month (or so) I posted something about my gelding, Rhedd. Well, I think it might be time for him to pass on to a less painful life. Today I noticed that he had a long, flat, and fairly wide enlargement on his stomach. I told my mom when she got home and she said that it might be a hernia. I致e noticed this past week he has lost the life in his eyes. He is having an even harder time then before moving around, too. Today he looked like he was in a lot of pain. He hasn't been drinking much water and we would only eat his grain this evening, and even with that he wasn稚 all excited like normal. He was giving me lots of hugs these past few days, but not his normal hugs, they were different. It makes me so sad to think that I would be losing him; he is the love of my life. Maybe it's just Heidi wanting her "boy friend" back (lost her this week last week too). I know I知 not imagining things either; I知 not someone who does that when she is upset.

If anyone has any ideas oh what the enlargement on his tummy might be, please let me know. We will be talking it over for the next few days, but we are pretty sure we will be putting him down.

I knew this day would be coming soon, but I didn't think it would be this soon. I知 going to miss my boy so much, him always happy to see me and loving me no matter what.

Anyways, I知 sobbing, so I知 going to stop typing now. Please, no snooty or rude comments, I can't handle that right now.

Love you Rhedd-boy. "/
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    09-22-2009, 12:48 AM
    09-22-2009, 12:53 AM
Thanks Hoover. "/
    09-22-2009, 01:08 AM
Aw hun. First of all, I'm so sorry. It hurts so bad to lose a horse. More so than any other animal, I think. It sounds like to me, it's time for him to go. You know and he knows. I had to make that decision for my 2 year old filly this year, and it was the most heart-wrenching thing. EVER. But she was colicking, and he's just letting you know. That's the difference, and I think you will find peace in letting him go if it's his time. *hugs* Again, so sorry. It's going to hurt, and if you ever need to talk, just PM me. I know how it feels, and I still bawl about my filly. *huggles*
    09-22-2009, 01:17 AM
Thanks so much for the support Nita. I told my friend (NordicJuniper), last month when my mom and I were first talking about putting him down, that she is going to need to keep a close eye on me. Now she really will. I just lost Heidi, the one mare I've truely loved and the only mare that I've ever bonded with, and now im about to lose Rhedd, the love of my life and the horses that means more then the world to me. Im already pretty depressed, but its going to be a whole different story once Rhedd is gone. But I will have peace of mind knowing that he is pain free and that I did the best I could for my pretty man.

Taken last summer, when he was 19 1/2. I won't have my baby for our three year (November 16th) ),:
    09-22-2009, 01:16 PM

Just wanted to keep everyone updates. We will be calling the vet in the next few days. My mom said that she isnt going to be there, because she doesnt want to see it happen (which I understand). I will have two of my best friends there, Aubre (if she isnt working) and Sammi (my new trainer and my best bud). I want Rhedd to die happy, and I know he will if im there, we love eachother.
    09-22-2009, 01:28 PM
i'm so sorry to hear that *lots of hugs*
i think he'll be happy if you're there too
good luck, and again *lots of hugs*
    09-22-2009, 01:47 PM
It's just awful. I'm very sorry to hear that. I'm sure you are doing the best for him, and I know he won't even notice the rainbow bridge crossing as long as you'll be by his head those last moments. Just be strong (it's ALWAYS very hard to loose part of the family)!
    09-22-2009, 02:10 PM
Im going to be a sobbing little baby for the week after (highly likely it will be longer). Thank you holly and kitten!
I will keep everyone posted!
    09-22-2009, 03:08 PM
My heart goes out to you. {hugs}

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