01-04-2014, 07:06 PM
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Hey everyone. Wow...I am absent for a few days and this place explodes with lots of posts and lots of new people. Welcome everyone.
I can't go back and respond to everything, but I will say I liked reading about goats, outhouses, freddy krueger, and kathy bates!
Thank you nicker, for passing on my good news about Isabella. She is completely recovered from her colic episode. I am so glad I called the vet when I did, even though it was a holiday. The tubing worked and she had 4 piles of poo the following morning. That made me feel a little better but she still wasn't eating or drinking. I had to leave her in the great care of my barn owner and go to Southern Va to move my mom. Going 4 hours away from Isabella was VERY difficult but the BO sent me frequent updates. I am very lucky to have such a great place to board her.
The movers were 5 hours late showing up at Mom's house which meant I could have waited and gone down there the following day, but it doesn't matter now. Mom is safely in Maryland with her sister and her belongings will arrive at her new apartment on Tuesday.
I went to the farm today and Isabella looked great. She even took a long drink at the water trough even though it meant stepping on ice. I think she did it just to me to prove she was doing what I told her she MUST do to avoid being tubed again.
I went to visit my friend in the hospital this evening. She is out of ICU and in a regular room. She has some short term memory loss but she is able to joke about it. She tells some things over and over again because she doesn't remember telling it, but that's ok. She is alive and talking, and breathing, and laughing. I am so grateful she is alive. Last Sunday, she was given last rites by her priest and today we talked about our next "girl's weekend".
She does have to have a defibrilator put in her chest. She is scheduled for that on Monday.
I am almost afraid to say it, but today was the first day since Dad died in October, that I didn't have a single thing to worry about. It is a nice feeling.
And now some pics!
Here is Isabella, and her "boyfriend" Dance...taken today when I got to the farm.