My brother lives 11 hours north in NE Ohio - about 50 minutes south of Lake Erie, which means his weather is "Lake Effect".
He sent me another beautiful foto of snow -- it is Christmas Card worthy. His comment was "its 27 here, how cold are you?" I replied "27 with a feels like of 11, I thought I moved away from this kind of weather in November". And I don't even have a lake to blame, lol.
The horses went out in blankets today. They are 24 & 25 --- too old to be burning calories to stay warm in this cutting wind. Joker's tail was blowing sideways awhile ago.
My sweetie pie Joker has been diagnosed with cushings -- I don't know how much more that sweet horse should have to put up with. An average ACTH number is in the 20's. Rusty's was 27 --- Joker's was 93 ---.
I picked up his Prascend at the vet's today. Wednesday morning I will start Joker on 1/4 of a 1mg pill every 24 hours. The vet wanted to start with 1/4 pill every 12 hours but I have read too much about the "Pergolide Veil" if the initial dose is too high. The vet agreed to once a day but will come out December 12th to re-test Joker's ACTH numbers. If the dose needs increased, I'm good with that -- I just didn't want to go "whole hog or none" at the onset and risk Joker getting sick from the side effects; which he could still react:(
This is Joker 09-22-19. He doesn't look like a horse with a re-fractured sacrum, dislocated vertebra, hoof issues from past founder, insulin issues, and now cushings. I try to give him the best quality of life possible. Until he says "I can't do this anymore", I will keep writing checks. image.jpg