Thank-you Wallaby and Tealamutt for the encouragement. The results won't be in until Monday or Tuesday of next week. I'm praying it is an odd version of bact. infection , but it seems to fit the textbook description of P.F. My vet is being very cautious about any treatment until results in. We're glad we did the biopsy's so we won't be randomly treating.
I just want to do what's right for my mare. She's my dream horse and we've adjusted (her easier then me ;) ) to the loss of sight. Now this, and the thought that she's in any pain is very upsetting to me. She's a very stoic girl, so the signs of pain are very subtle with her. I guess when I heard one of the risks to treatment could be laminitis I felt like a ton of bricks was dropped on me. I've seen horses suffering from this, and to think she would have to go through that as well overwhelmed me.
I guess, like you said, I shouldn't make any hasty decisions until all the facts and results are in. Then I'll weigh everything out with my vet and try to come to the best decision for T.
Interestingly was that the vet told me she is in very good condition for her age, doesn't look or act 20. He said she could live for another 10 - 15 years. There was a time that would have been music to my ears, but now I'm not sure, if it means she is going to be battling this disease.
But, I will try not to project. I need to breath and wait. I've got tomorrow off and I think I'll take my girl for a walk in hand down one of our favorite trails. Enjoy this time with her. Thanks for "calming" me down. I guess my vet should have given me a bit of the tranquilizer!