Originally Posted by travlingypsy
Hi guys, I've come back because I REALLY need to get this out there and see what you guys think. If I almost killed this horse or what.
For the last couple days I've been getting really sick with the flue but when I get sick it also triggers another thing I've got so my body goes in like over drive and I can hardly move.
Well Yesterday I had to work I did as many stalls as I could but left one.
I know that the BO and Tim the part time stall cleaner skips stalls all the time. I know this because when we come back on wed. We have to do double. ANYWAYS so I thought it would be fine.
I went in the stall to brush Bunny's mane because she saw me near her stall and new It was her turn to come out and play. And I REALLY like this horse. She seemed in good health and in good spirit.
After 6pm we got a call from the BO saying that Bunny was collicing. And the BO wanted to talk with me. She asked why I didnt do Bunny's stall. And that it was really bad and her buckets were bad also. And had not been cleaned out. I told her I was sick. But she said that the vet was on her way. When I got off the phone my mom and I talked and we decided to go out there. Mainly because of the horse...When we got there they had stripped the stall and the buckets were sitting out. There wasnt a lot of hay in them but the water was kinda mirky (is creek water). I said I had scrubbed them out yesterday. And the BO said it doesnt matter because of the hay in the buckets. So she basiclly told me because of this Bunny is sick.
Now to Bunny. This was the worst Collic they have ever seen. She came so so close to deing. They were going to put her down. She didnt have any life left in her eyes. She kept on laying down trying to roll. So we all had whips and flags to get her back up. She shrunk to the size of a pony. And this is a good size arab. After we let her lay down I started to pet her head and her eye to give her comfort and let her know I was there. After that is when she started to make her come around!
Here is my problem with the BO, her boyfriend and his kids, thies are the remarks they kept saying
One of the kids: Well If Bunny dies we don't have to sell zap.
BO: When I said less horses to feed this is not what I ment. HAHA
Kid: DID BUNNY DIE!!!!!
BO: Well there goes us leaving early.
After I started to pet bunny on the head and eyes, the BO would copy me. Its like with thies people they have no emotional connection with any of the horses. They are just motorcycles that eat and poop. And here I am there to help bunny and to make sure she will make it. I got home after 12:am I could have stayed home with the flue! But I didnt cause I LOVE that horse.
The owner of Bunny, the BO's boyfirend. Told me that it was not my fault no matter how bad the stall was. I started to tear up. Once the vet put the cathader in Bunny's neck to put her to sleep. Bunny Kept looking at me she would not look away at this point she was laying down again. But I kept saying in my head "Your going to die if you don't get up, they are going to kill you." "I love you, you have to get up" "Do you want to die?"
FAAAAAAAAAARRRRRTTTT! She let a big one rip ^_^ and she kept farting after that. So the vet held off. Through the whole time Bunny's hear rate was low like around 70 and then kept dropping after the meds, but she also got chilled really bad.
When Bunny first came to the barn she was so freakin mean. And was really hard to catch, would even threaten to kick. So one day I just waited for her in the run, and I made that eye contact and just "talked" with her and after that day we have had a great relastionship. She will always come up to me. Even if I take the halter off in the stall she will try to follow me out.
When she finally was on the IV with fluids and standing, the BO and Bf said that she was going back to her old self because she had a nasty look on her face. I was thinking to my self, her old self? This is a sweet and nicest horse! Bunny is still doing fine and getting better. I'll be going out there soon. But I just can't get over the fact that I was blamed for it.
What do you guys think did I make her sick?
No you didn't make her sick. I think Bo was getting at that if you had cleaned her stall you would've seen if she pooped or not.
But its def not your fault.