Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Quad Cities, IL
Yea, when Liberty got sick I had three options.
1. Take her to the university which meant solitary isolation costs, 24/7 care, constant IV's, 2x day bloodwork, and pain killers/meds.
Estimated Cost: Thousands for under a week if just her, if she foaled while there MUCH more.
2. Take her to our local vets office which mean all day IV treatments, pain killers, boarding fee, mare care, blood work daily if not more, and painkillers/meds
Estimated cost: A couple thousand for a week
3. At home - all IV's myself, painkillers myself, bloodwork daily or every other day, catheter put in by vet, Loooooong nights up.
Estimated cost: 600-800 for the week.
Mind you those estimates were high enough, the actual vet bill on Liberty was for only TWO DAYS of treatment at home, not the SEVEN they estimated and was just under 900.
Challenge me, Dare me, or even defy me. But do NOT underestimate me...
For on the back of my horse nothing is impossible!