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        11-27-2009, 11:58 PM
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    Weanling
    Talking A True Miracle!!!

    My mare Bella (28 years old) was recently given a few months to live, and then took a real turn for the worse. I was planning on putting her down this week, because she has melanoma tumors on her rectum area, and she has major lameness issues in her front right leg, which I was told was causing her pain. I struggled with this decision, because she didn't seem ready. I have never been religious but I prayed every night to be given more time with my mare (whom I've had for 15 years). I have my mare at a friends house, and she called me yesterday saying that her tumor had "popped" and said the vet would be there today to look it over. I feared the worse, and prepared myself for a hard choice. I got there, and my mare, for one, wasn't limping! I asked if anyone had given her bute or something, and no one had. Then my vet had checked out her tumors. ****GRAPHIC**** Black ooze was was coming out and I of course I was crying... he asked why and was actually smiling! I thought he was being insensitive! He then told me not only was this a good thing, he'd checked the rest of her tumors! They shrank! He said that this will buy her some more time. Then I asked about her leg (now I got a diagnoses from my farrier not my vet which was stupid of me) He flexed it a bit, and felt her pastern... She's fine, its arthritis! She's in no pain because of her leg! So I thanked God, and my vet. I now have A little more time with her, and he told me that I may have a year or more!!!!! And that she's not lame and even healthy enough to do light riding considering she'd been ridden up until I was given this diagnoses. I am in awe! I doubt I would really ride her, but just to know that she is sound enough. That I have more time with my baby! I had to share my happiness!!
         
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        11-28-2009, 12:09 AM
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    Yearling
    That is wonderful! I'm so happy for you!!!!
         
        11-28-2009, 12:24 AM
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    Super Moderator
    This is so awesome!
         
        11-28-2009, 01:19 AM
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    Weanling
    Oh wow, a huge grin broke over my face reading that last bit. So happy for you two.
         
        11-28-2009, 01:31 AM
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    Green Broke
    Thats awesome! Im happy for you :)
         
        11-28-2009, 01:34 AM
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    Weanling
    Thank you!
         
        11-28-2009, 05:16 AM
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    Yearling
    Thats wonderful. Really a true miracle. Have lots of fun with Bella and take as many photos of you can. Never waste a minute you spend with her. Time is so precious.
         
        11-28-2009, 10:02 AM
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    Green Broke
    Wow! That's amazing : )
         
        11-28-2009, 11:56 AM
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    Weanling
    My fiance is a photographer, and he has been taking pictures every time we go up, and I know he will continue to do that for me. I am so blessed to have this time with her.
         
        11-28-2009, 01:14 PM
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    Started
    I am such a sensitive person lol never knew till now I am crying with joy for you right now
         

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