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    02-06-2012, 04:07 PM
  #171
Weanling
Wow, that is so lucky! I'd say even if he isn't ridable anymore he has earned his right to be a pasture horse....crossing my fingers for you :)
     
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    02-06-2012, 05:02 PM
  #172
Started
Wow he is doing so amazing! I love reading about the progress and he looks so good in the pictures!
     
    02-06-2012, 08:08 PM
  #173
Foal
Just came across this! Dillon is gorgeous! I love his coloring! :) His progress is amazing! Just from reading this I have learned alot! I'm sending well wishes your way to both you and Dillon!
     
    04-01-2012, 01:14 PM
  #174
Weanling
So very sorry Sunny! I am so blessed that Dillon lived and is so close to 100%, so I only know how it almost feels to lose a horse.
so sad for you..
The lasted update. Dillon had another chiro/acupunture 2 weeks ago. He said he would check his pulses in 2 months. He is doing amazing, I got over 30 miles on him in February and in March..not sure haven;t added it up yet but probably close or a little over 40mi.

I have cantered him a few times but kept it very short. Nothing seemed off and it really made me appreciate like you wouldnt believe. In March I began gradual trotting work to start really getting him in shape and he is awesome! The things I see that he is not 100% is his lip still droops, he seems a little dizzy or disoriented going through deeper water (but I can see some improvement even at that), and I cannot do tight turns with him as he seems to sort of lose his balance and he needs frequent rest stops. All in all he is doing great and I will get a picture soon to show how he looks now. I thank all of you who have prayed and rooted for him to be ok, all your prayers and thoughts have made the diffenrence along with my wonderful vet that got him to this point.
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    04-14-2013, 01:35 AM
  #175
Weanling
Well it is a year later from my last post and I want to let you all know how well Dillon is doing. In 2012 I had a total of 663.37 miles, the majority of which was on Dillon, some on our mare. He is doing great, I still at times see a little head tilt but if you did not know his story you might not notice. Took him to the beach last fall, when we got up to not quite his belly I felt a little dizzy, I think he did too, not sure, if I fed off of what he was feeling or if he was feeding off of me. As of now he doesn't always handle himself as well as he used to before the strike in certain conditions like a small hill to a creek he has had some trouble handling himself going down like he wasn't sure he could do it, lack of confidence I think. On the same hill or mare just hunkers down on her hocks and slides right down. But all in all he is great! I need to remember his nerves are still healing, hasn't even been quite 2 years yet. It is so exhilerating to canter him again as well and sometimes I forget what he has been through. On rides that is just him and me I say "Thank you God for this beautiful day, this wonderful horse and the opportunity to ride"!

I noticed all the pic's but one that I posted are gone..why is this, too old?
     
    04-14-2013, 01:49 AM
  #176
Green Broke
It's amazing the recovery he's made! It sounds like your boy and mine had very similar side effects.

In November my then 7 month old colt was kicked in the head and almost died of brain damage. Like you, I didn't know if he would make it or not. His eyes twitched uncontrollably, he couldn't move his left ear, his entire head and neck tilted to the left and his top lip pulled to the right. After lots of prayers and extensive medication/rehab, he is now almost 100%!! Like you, I've been using acupuncture for his head tilt and I can't even remember the last time I've seen his head tilt. His left eye looks down a little and his top lip is still pulled to the right, but looking at him you would have no idea he suffered brain damage if you didn't already know. Miracles truly do happen, and both my vets call my boy a miracle. He's now a favorite at the clinic and gets spoiled when he goes in for his acupuncture. :) I am so glad you have a success story just like mine. I bet you are just giddy to have your boy healthy and happy!
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    04-14-2013, 02:40 AM
  #177
Weanling
Kayella, so happy for you that he survived and sounds like he is thriving very well!!! What are the "extensive" measures that were taken other than the accupunture? Yes prayers do work! :)
     
    04-14-2013, 03:11 AM
  #178
Green Broke
He was at the vet for 4 days on a dex and DMSO drip. After that he came home and was on bute and dex for almost two months to keep swelling and pain down. He turns 1 on the 23rd and I couldn't ask for a better horse :)
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    04-14-2013, 04:47 AM
  #179
Weanling
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Originally Posted by garlicbunny    
Well it is a year later from my last post and I want to let you all know how well Dillon is doing. In 2012 I had a total of 663.37 miles, the majority of which was on Dillon, some on our mare. He is doing great, I still at times see a little head tilt but if you did not know his story you might not notice. Took him to the beach last fall, when we got up to not quite his belly I felt a little dizzy, I think he did too, not sure, if I fed off of what he was feeling or if he was feeding off of me. As of now he doesn't always handle himself as well as he used to before the strike in certain conditions like a small hill to a creek he has had some trouble handling himself going down like he wasn't sure he could do it, lack of confidence I think. On the same hill or mare just hunkers down on her hocks and slides right down. But all in all he is great! I need to remember his nerves are still healing, hasn't even been quite 2 years yet. It is so exhilerating to canter him again as well and sometimes I forget what he has been through. On rides that is just him and me I say "Thank you God for this beautiful day, this wonderful horse and the opportunity to ride"!

I noticed all the pic's but one that I posted are gone..why is this, too old?
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    04-14-2013, 04:49 AM
  #180
Weanling
I'm so happy that you and your baby are doing well. I remember reading your posts when they happened. I'm very grateful to the powers that be
That your horse survived, your riding, and that you appreciate each precious moment you share together ;)
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