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post #11 of 90 Old 01-15-2019, 07:39 PM
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Just seeing this and hoping for better news tonight @carshon . Sending all my good thoughts to Gracie!
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post #12 of 90 Old 01-15-2019, 08:58 PM
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I'm sorry. Having gone through something similar less than a month ago - I can say I have an idea of what you are going through. We luckily had a hole already dug in preparation for a different goodbye that ended up not happening. Our grey didn't have melanoma but lymphoma. They came to that conclusion through blood tests (his white count was extremely high). They did do an ultrasound and his gut was good - they coudln't find any abnormalities or growths.

They tried to treat him with steroids and antibiotics along with banamine. It didn't work out for us. I'm hoping for you that maybe things take a turn and you see some remission.

I wish I had words of encouragement.
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I am so sorry, @carshon . Hugs.
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post #14 of 90 Old 01-16-2019, 10:30 AM
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This does not sound that great, I'm really sorry. I hope that he finds relief soon.
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Prayers and jingles. These are the decisions we all hate to have to make.
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post #16 of 90 Old 01-16-2019, 01:38 PM
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@carshon how is gracie doing today? More jingles an prayers sent you're way.
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post #17 of 90 Old 01-16-2019, 04:53 PM Thread Starter
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This morning Gracie had a normal temp 14 hours after her last Bute dose. Vet (different than the first one but a partner in the practice so familiar with history) came out and gave her the once over again. Her temp was still normal - but he advised no more bute - we are going to see if her temp goes up again with no Bute. She is still eating although not her normal amounts and her poop looks good and she is drinking and peeing. She is not acting colicing - just blah.

This vet said his is not 100% sure this is internal melanoma related as in general and after some research most with internal melanomas have a large amount of external melanomas and Gracie only has a few. We discussed Lympoma's and again he was not sold on the fact that this would be the issue as she is not acting colic-y. Just blah. And normally horses with strangulation lympomas have violent colic episodes.

That being said she was seen chewing bark off of some sticks so we know there may be tummy upset - but that just started yesterday and we are not sure it is not related to the 4 grams of Bute she was getting per day. So for now we are still waiting and will look into further pain management once this last shot of Excede has worn off (about 4 days) Gracie is asking for treats at the barn door and nudging for belly rubs when you clean her stall - her gums and genitals are pink and moist (as they should be) and first bloodwork showed nothing but normal levels.

Keep sending healing thoughts - we still need them.
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Glad to see this update. Continued good thoughts, jingles and prayers.
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Different vet is coming out today. Virtually no change in Gracie - still has a fever when not given Bute. Still eating but just a little. She is not laying down, looking at her gut or anything colic -y looking. Just - MEH with a fever.

I have insisted on a full blood panel- I am hoping for some answers soon.
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post #20 of 90 Old 01-21-2019, 10:18 AM
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Keeping my fingers crossed that you get some answers today!
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