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post #1 of 9 Old 07-12-2010, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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R.I.P Rollo - update on rescue -

Rollo ended up not making it :( He had to much scar tissue in his lungs that it was to much for him to breathe anymore. Vet said it'll be way to hard for him if it gets any hotter and more humid... so after trying medication after medication vet told me the best thing to do for the old guy was to uthinize. So sadly Rollo is no longer with us :( I believe this was the hardest thing I have EVER had to do. I just keep telling myself that he was humanely uthinized by me instead of getting slaughtered ( which was were he was on his way to be) With his age and complication of heaves from his previous owners and his horrible weight condition.. He just could handle it anymore. He couldnt breathe, eat, drink or anything :/ Rollo we miss you :( Here are some photos of him
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post #2 of 9 Old 07-12-2010, 10:25 PM
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Awww i am sooooo sorry! how old was that poor horse? and how long ago did you rescue him? im sorry :( love you rollo :)

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post #3 of 9 Old 07-12-2010, 10:26 PM
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Im sorry to hear that :( but hes in a better place now :) you did the right thing, he didnt suffer a slow death, he was humanly put down.

congradulations on making such a tough decision, it was the right one though :) he was a cute little guy :)

Im sure hes happy now, wherever he is.

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-12-2010, 10:36 PM
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Praise God he had you to make that hard but so needed decision for him.
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post #5 of 9 Old 07-12-2010, 10:45 PM
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You made the best decision, and he was humanely put down. I applaud you :) Poor guy. Why do people have to neglect their horses?
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-12-2010, 11:56 PM Thread Starter
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The vet said judging by his teeth he was around 30 yrs old :( I didnt have him long just a little longer than a month or so.. But he started doing good and started gaining weight but as soon as the weather started getting really hot and humid he couldnt take it :( and the medication he was getting (the only one that showed improvement ) is called DEX and if he would of kept taking that he could founder.. but he started loosing weight due to not being able to eat or drink because he was gasping for air.. The vet when he came out the first time said he has not seen a horse heave so bad before in a long time :( I had to water his pasture down everyday so that there was no dust whats so ever. all his food was soaked and couldnt even eat hay if it was soaked because he would choke on it becuase he needed his teeth done but was in too poor of condition to go through the stress or be sedated :(

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post #7 of 9 Old 07-13-2010, 12:18 AM
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You surely made the right decision. Wish more people would have the "guts" you displayed by choosing to euthanize him before he got any worse. So many people can't stand the thought of missing an animal so much they would rather not put them down humanely, but instead keep them going on medications and trying one after the other to "help" the animal, instead of doing like you did and thinking of Rollo. It hurts alot, but you can rest knowing he is not struggling to breath to try to live anymore..
thank you for your compassion for Rollow
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-13-2010, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Thank You I needed that.. I felt so bad being the one to determine if he lives or not.. I had to have my friend tell the vet to put him down because i couldnt let the words come out of my mouth :( Im glad to have friends like her.. It was just so hard because when i went to say goodbye to him he came up to the gate with a little nicker at me :( I just sat there brushing him :( The vet said he barely used anything to uthinize him.. Said he was so far gone that it didnt take much :( Its horrible... It was really hard when I went to feed everyone and his pasture was empty :/

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-13-2010, 12:46 AM
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Im so sorry :( At least you helped him live a good life while you could, and in the end, he went painless, and Im sure very happy. R.I.P Rollo

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