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post #631 of 2156 Old 03-13-2013, 09:49 AM
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Been a rough 24 hours.

Yesterday George was colicky all day. He didn't want to eat (he is normally a pig) and wasn't passing any manure. Eye was still very inflamed and they were concerned there was still plant debris in the eyeball. DH and I said we aren't stopping, so they upped his fluids and meds and kept offering him a variety of food. He still wasn't eating when we spoke to the doctor for the evening update, but he wasn't as restless.

This morning's update was much more promising. George passed a small amount of soft stool very early this morning and has been eating small amounts of senior feed and grass hay. The inflammation in his eye is reduced dramatically, so while they are still worried about one spot having debris, they are much less concerned since the eye is improving. And his retina is intact!! So while a return to full vision is unlikely, he may retain some sight. Time will tell.

Thank you for the concern and kind words, they help a lot.

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post #632 of 2156 Old 03-13-2013, 12:14 PM
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Dawn, I am so glad that George is doing a little bit better. I am so sorry that he is having a hard time. He is so lucky to have you as a human. Not everybody would put out the amount of money and effort that you and your DH are doing. My prayers are going up for George.
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post #633 of 2156 Old 03-13-2013, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Glad to hear George is somewhat better. I will be praying for full vision in that eye. Hope he is eating and pooping piles soon!
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post #634 of 2156 Old 03-13-2013, 05:18 PM
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So sorry to hear of this injury to your horse. It's hard to be calm when our "babies" hurt. Sending prayers for his recovery & hope you two get back on the trail soon.
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post #635 of 2156 Old 03-13-2013, 06:14 PM
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I just read this, and I am sorry you all are having to go through this!! Hope things are improving for George, and he will be home soon.

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post #636 of 2156 Old 03-13-2013, 07:36 PM
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Super good news that the retina is still attached!!

Give George a carrot and a big hug! Miracles do happen and still praying for a full and complete recovery incuding full use of both eyes!!
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post #637 of 2156 Old 03-13-2013, 10:12 PM
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Still hoping he feels better!

Went on that ride today! Take my camera? Yes. Take pictures? No.
But all in all it was a good ride. I have NO idea how long it was so I'm going to make a gross estimate at about 8 miles since we rode for about three hours at mostly a walk with some trotting and the occasional canter, spending a lot of time at water crossings and bridges. We were at Creek Valley in Clanton, a beautiful place.
Horses were great for the most part so I call it a success!

Total: 22.4 miles

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post #638 of 2156 Old 03-13-2013, 10:18 PM
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I'm glad George is getting better. Eye injuries are tough but at least he'd going to have some sight. That's great news.

My original plans got cancelled but Si.ne's owner called asking if I wanted to go out with her and some friends. One of the horses I rescued a few years ago came back to me and I figured I'd see how she'd do. She's naturally a nervous horse so I did a lot of work with her on the trail, making her stand alone while everyone left, walking over piles of stuff, walking through water, and keeping her attention on me. We ended up at a bog with some abandoned and decrepit buildings, train tracks, frogs, turtles, and turkeys. When we cam across the turkeys my girl wanted to go see them and couldn't figure why they ran/flew away from her. She was also fascinated by a turtle in the bog and if the evil scary frog hadn't attacked her so violently she would have gone in after it. I hand walked her for about a mile before I got on just to make sure she was comfortable on her first trail. I expected her to be nervous so she did way better than I expected. A little more work and she should have her confidence back. Not bad overall.

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post #639 of 2156 Old 03-13-2013, 10:23 PM
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Hey all! Drifter's tooth ended up not having to be pulled! My vet assured me the crack will grow out. We have been putting an antibiotic gel on there 2x a day. I can't for the life of me remember what it is called! He is eating and everything fine, no swelling now which is good! I am still out because of my arm injury but I am okay with that! I have it in a sling the majority of the day. It is feeling 100% better but I've been warned not to think "oh hey it's better!" and start moving it. 4 more weeks left and then we can see where we are!
I've been really busy with school these last few weeks, plus working. So I am focusing on my studies and Drifter is getting to relax and be a horse in the pasture! Thought yall might enjoy seeing this picture :) I went to the barn with my lab puppy the other day, Emmett, and he decided he wanted to "lead" the horses too! I laughed so hard! He is so funny. Always getting into everything. My german shepherd is all "business" and never does anything like this.


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post #640 of 2156 Old 03-13-2013, 10:24 PM
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Phantom- Praying for George! Injuries are no fun. Praying for healing and that he will be home with you soon!
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