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post #21 of 197 Old 06-26-2011, 10:12 PM
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Amazing story! I'm so glad he survived! I watched a tree in my pasture get hit by lightning just the other evening. My 4 horses were roughly about 50ft from it and scattered like roaches in the light! My heart was in my throat! I will be finishing my addition to my barn quickly now!!!
Continued good thoughts your way!

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post #22 of 197 Old 06-27-2011, 12:52 AM
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Sounds like his recovery will be baby steps each day. Good for both of you.
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post #23 of 197 Old 06-27-2011, 10:48 AM
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This is good news Garlicbunny. Keep us posted, I'm sending good vibes your way still. Cheryl
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post #24 of 197 Old 07-03-2011, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Just an update on Dillon. He has been trotting some and have seen him cantering also. A couple days ago we opened a gate so that he could get into his outdoor stall as it was calling for Thunderstorms. That was all good but a barn buddy saw him trotting down next to a fence (slightly down hill) and he fell into the fence. He did not knock it down or go through it which is good. He appears to have more trouble walking sometimes and seems to lose his balance quite often. We also saw him go down to roll and got up just fine, like nothing was wrong with him.

Yesterday we noticed he had stopped drooling and the last 2 days I have hand fed him a little hay and he did just fine. This morning I gave him small pieces of carrots and at a time and he did well with the bigger chunks more so than the smaller cuts of carrots.

When running my hand from front to back across his left eye, his dark part darts towards his rump and the white shows . The bad thing I noticed is that his front teeth are mostly very dark...almost black..certainly due to the lightning strike. That saddens me as I am thinking they might rot out then he will not be able to eat.

He pretty muchs is doing very well, we see a little improvement in his ear movement, not much but better anyways.

My request is that all who read this if you ask around to find out anyone who has a horse who lived through an indirect strike, I would like any information on how they were able to help horse or anything pertaining to this issue.. I am actually thinking of contacting Ohio state or checking with my vet to get some help in rehabilitating him.. one of my friends say they help people that have the paralysis on one side to tape or secure their lets say arm up so they have to use the paralized arm.. and the sooner the better. Sorry this is so long, i just get carried away. thanks to you all and hope you never have to go through this.
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post #25 of 197 Old 07-03-2011, 05:12 PM
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I would have been an absolute wreck, he is so lucky and I am so happy that you still have him. I hope he gets better!
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post #26 of 197 Old 07-03-2011, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Lady Scarlett, and so do I more than anything!!!!!
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post #27 of 197 Old 07-03-2011, 10:59 PM
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So glad he's doing better! It's stories like these that never make you underestimate the "1 in a million" chance.
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post #28 of 197 Old 07-04-2011, 01:41 AM
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wow,poor thing. I'm glad he is making a recovery. Keep us updated :)

You should show a pictures of what he looks like.
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post #29 of 197 Old 07-04-2011, 01:49 AM
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Subscribing so I don't miss the updates. Good luck, your horse is amazing!!
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post #30 of 197 Old 07-04-2011, 02:11 AM
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Subscribing! I'm so glad he's doing okay!

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