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        12-23-2012, 10:03 PM
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    With conformation shots she's tied in at both knees, has rediculous pasterns (may grow into those though) pigeon toed in the front and calf kneed in the back with a straight shoulder. Right now though? I could care less. I just want her to live.

    Good news...I think. I have her up. My friend lives within walking distance and came immediately. It took a few good kicks to the butt as Sharpie said, but with the help of some support she's up. I found an old linen cloth in our shed and made a sort of sling with it and put it under her stomach. With both of us pulling, she made it up and is now standing rather shakily on her feet. I'll try walking her a bit and let her lay down again, then probably try to get her up again in 2 or 3 hours. Its going to be a long night but...fingers crossed. Her legs look like they're about to buckle but she's a determined little thing.
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        12-23-2012, 10:05 PM
    Green Broke
    Oh good!!! Good Job!
        12-23-2012, 10:21 PM
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    Alright she only stayed up about ten minutes before collapsing, but I guess its better than nothing. She peed again and its foul smelling, but still no poop.

    My phone is about to die though so I think this is it for updates until tomorrow morning unless I can revive it or something...I'll try charging it in the car if I feel like I can leave Kenzie.

    Until then, prayers are appreciated and Merry Christmas Eve to all...
        12-23-2012, 10:32 PM
    You'll both be in my thoughts tonight. I hope she pulls through for you. Hopefully she'll hang in there until the vet arrives and they can do something to help her. No matter what happens, at least she's with someone who cares for her.
        12-23-2012, 10:56 PM
    Poor baby. I hope she pulls through.
        12-24-2012, 01:42 AM
    Poor little thing. You are both in my thoughts.
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        12-24-2012, 02:10 AM
    This is awful. I really hope she pulls through. Im glad she has you.
        12-24-2012, 02:23 AM
    Green Broke
    Oh .. poor baby.. she is soo cute. Glad you took her in. If your friend knows how to tube, I would put some mineral oil in her and some electrolytes if you don't have any go get some pedialyte. Its mad for infant children so it should be safe for the horse. Since she has been passing worms, she might be plugged from the worm load.
    If she is suckling your fingers, try a bottle, even a dollar store baby bottle with water and pedialyte and then some mineral oil ..
        12-24-2012, 10:08 AM
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    Good news, little Kenzie has made it through the night! It was really touch and go at about 4 am this morning when she stopped responding to me at all, but I drug my vet tech friend out of bed to come help. Stevenson, she actually said almost the same thing as you! She didn't want to tube just yet because she's only done it on full sized horses by herself (still new to the job) and didnt want to mess anything up, but we have cow bottles and nipples for our calves each spring that she went and bought the pedialyte. Kenzie put up a fuss at first but honestly I was glad that she was feeling good enough TO fight. She eventually took one bottle over a few hours.

    I was able to get her up two more times but then my friend had to leave. We're now just waiting for the vet to get out here. Her temperature is now 102.7 and her resperation is heightened so I'm thinking infection. She did poop an hour or two ago though, but its hard and nearly black. I don't know what that means.

    Fingers crossed, and thank you all for the good wishes and thoughts. We're still rooting for little Kenzie!
        12-24-2012, 10:10 AM
    Whether she makes it or not, I think it is safe to assume that she would not have made it if you had not taken her home with you. I hope she makes it and gets better.

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