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    02-20-2009, 03:17 AM
Very sick Wikke :(

He colicked pretty badly tonight and is in the hospital at Virginia Tech. Possibly something to do with his colon shifting, but we aren't sure yet. The vet pumped three buckets of very nasty fermented goop and gas out of his stomach and he's under observation to see if he'll need surgery, so think good thoughts for him please!
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    02-20-2009, 03:25 AM
Oh no poor wikke!!! Hope all goes well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    02-20-2009, 07:09 AM
He's in my prayers!
    02-20-2009, 10:52 AM
Fingers and hoof's crossed for your boy.
    02-20-2009, 11:59 AM
Aww :( Poor guy. He's in my thoughts and prayers!
    02-20-2009, 12:15 PM
Thanks, guys...he is doing better this morning. Once they got his stomach empty, he started improving. Vet seems cautiously optimistic that he won't need surgery (fingers crossed!). His colon seems to have moved back into its proper position. He'll stay there for the next week or so for observation and weaning back on to real food. I am very, very grateful that I live so close to an equine hospital!

P.s. He was such a good boy: last night was in the teens with single-digit windchill. He followed me right into a pitch-black trailer with freezing wind whipping snow sideways and making the trailer rattle and shake. I love this horse!
    02-20-2009, 12:20 PM
Awww he sounds like such a sweetheard, I do really wish you guys the best. Now that his tummy is empty, that's a much better circumstance.
I wish you two the best
    02-20-2009, 01:13 PM
That's good news Sara. Getting all the gas and goop out will allow the colon to settle.

He's sounds like a gem of a horse!
    02-20-2009, 09:18 PM
Still sending good vibes and keeping both you and Wikke in my thoughts.
    02-20-2009, 11:58 PM
Hope all is getting better for your guy! Sending good thoughts your way.

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