Please keep Robbie in your thoughts - *UPDATE* Sadly, Robbie lost the fight - Page 16 - The Horse Forum

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post #151 of 217 Old 03-06-2013, 03:17 PM
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I'm terribly sorry, hun. You did the right thing, though. It's hard to see now...but you will realize. I do not know you, but I can tell you are a great caretaker.
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post #152 of 217 Old 03-06-2013, 03:18 PM
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They are so fragile. So sorry you had to let him go.
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post #153 of 217 Old 03-06-2013, 03:19 PM
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That is absolutely tragic :( I'm so sorry for your loss! You did your best and Robbie knows it.
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post #154 of 217 Old 03-06-2013, 03:22 PM
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I'm so sorry hun. Its never easy letting an animal go, but im sure he knew you did your best for him and always had his best interests at heart.


Hopefully someday down the road, when his loss hurts a little less you can find another partner to help finish healing the hole in your heart left by this beautiful boy.
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post #155 of 217 Old 03-06-2013, 03:22 PM
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Oh wow... I am stunned. I can't believe it was just like that. Kicking his stall opened the entire thing. It just seems so unreal. I wish I could just reach through the screen and give you a huge hug right now. I am so sorry. I'm in tears for you. There are no words that could ever help. I am so so sorry.
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post #156 of 217 Old 03-06-2013, 03:36 PM
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OMG Blush I am so very sorry for your loss. You and robbie had a wonderful bond . Know he is not in Pain anymore and you did do what was best for him. My thoughts and prayers are with you for support and ease of comforting your broken heart.
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Thank you all for your kind words, support and condolences.

I'm still in shock. I feel numb to everything right now. I went through the worst day of my life yesterday and I still can't catch my breath.


Basically what happened is that we think he kicked his stall wall yesterday morning. His leg broke open again, right back to the original injury 6 months ago. Everything that "healed" was gone and the vet could put her fingers right into the opening and touch the fetlock joint and cannon bone. Everything we had worked so hard for was just gone.
We got another vet from a difference practice to give a second opinion. He was amazed at his progress but told us that he should be PTS. We could do surgery, casting, stall rest, etc all over again and he could be a semi-sound pasture pet at best. His fetlock would have to be fused together and he would always be lame and in pain. He would never run or live a normal life again. I couldn't put him through that so he was put down.


I was lucky enough to say goodbye but it doesn't really matter when my heart is ripped out of my chest.
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post #157 of 217 Old 03-06-2013, 03:37 PM
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Oh, blush.

My heart breaks for you.

Of course you did the right thing, but oh! After all the time, diligence, hard work and care, to then have it come to this.

I am so, so sorry.
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post #158 of 217 Old 03-06-2013, 03:43 PM
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I , too , am so sorry for your loss. What a terrible heartbreak. Thank you for sharing with us the details of your story and all. We are here for you.
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Thank you all for your kind words, support and condolences.

I'm still in shock. I feel numb to everything right now. I went through the worst day of my life yesterday and I still can't catch my breath.


Basically what happened is that we think he kicked his stall wall yesterday morning. His leg broke open again, right back to the original injury 6 months ago. Everything that "healed" was gone and the vet could put her fingers right into the opening and touch the fetlock joint and cannon bone. Everything we had worked so hard for was just gone.
We got another vet from a difference practice to give a second opinion. He was amazed at his progress but told us that he should be PTS. We could do surgery, casting, stall rest, etc all over again and he could be a semi-sound pasture pet at best. His fetlock would have to be fused together and he would always be lame and in pain. He would never run or live a normal life again. I couldn't put him through that so he was put down.


I was lucky enough to say goodbye but it doesn't really matter when my heart is ripped out of my chest.
Praying you can heal. So sorry this happened, when found out yesterday my heart just broke. He had one of the best personalities I have ever met, always a sweet boy. Think of him healthy and running and playing around and being the dork of a horse he always was. Prayers for you to be able to heal, I know he will always be at your side no matter what you choose to do moving forward.
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post #160 of 217 Old 03-06-2013, 03:46 PM
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I am absolutely gutted to hear this, even though I have no personal connections to either horse or rider. I, like others on the forum, have seen many pictures and stories of Robbie and appreciated his talent and beauty. I felt horrible when I saw the original post about his injury and cheered from the way, way sidelines when he began to improve. And now, hearing this... I'm so sad for you. I hope you may find some moment of peace and rest.
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