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post #21 of 40 Old 07-28-2013, 09:05 AM
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What an awful tragedy-I am in tears reading about this. So sorry you had to see & experience it. You did the right thing-be assured of that. He sounds like such a wonderful horse & friend. I hope you can open your heart to another one someday.
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post #22 of 40 Old 07-28-2013, 09:39 AM
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I'm sitting here just weeping for you. You made the right decision for your friend, but I'm so sorry for your loss.
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post #23 of 40 Old 07-28-2013, 09:47 AM
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Much love to you.

It is always heartbreaking to lose a horse, but when something horrific like this happens right in front of your eyes it stays with you for a very long time.

You did the right thing by Chinga and I'm sure he is thanking you for the hard choice you made for him. It takes far more courage and love to let them go when the moment comes, than anything else we do with them.

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post #24 of 40 Old 07-28-2013, 12:03 PM
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I am so sorry, Maddie. You are very brave to have stayed with him until the end, and I can guarantee you he knew how much he was loved.

Hang in there.

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post #25 of 40 Old 07-28-2013, 12:36 PM
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I know no one likes to hear this, but sometimes things just happen, and there's nothing you can do to change or prevent them. You did all a person could do.
Again, I'm so sorry for your loss and that you had to go through this. Hugs.

So in lies the madness, the pursuit of the impossible in the face of the complete assurance that you will fail, and yet still you chase.
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post #26 of 40 Old 07-28-2013, 12:46 PM
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This is the first I have read of this. I am very sorry for your loss. Cried through your first post. *hugs*

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post #27 of 40 Old 07-28-2013, 01:53 PM
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He will be with you forever, love. I am so very sorry to read it.
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post #28 of 40 Old 07-28-2013, 05:45 PM
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So sorry for your loss.

Do you know what type of penicillin it is? It is good for people to know the risks of certain drugs. By sharing this you might save someone else from going through the same thing. I know Excede is another high risk antibiotic I would avoid unless my horse did not respond to other antibiotics first.

Equine Chronicle » Injection Reactions

This lists procaine penicillin as being likely to cause seizures:

Procaine reactions, which may occasionally occur when a horse receives procaine penicillin G, can also be very traumatic. Injected into the muscle, it is very safe. “But if even a tiny drop of procaine penicillin G gets into the bloodstream, the horse will have a reaction that is similar to what happens when you get a drug into the carotid artery. The horse will have seizures and may die. People around the horse are at risk for injury because it is a violent reaction and happens very rapidly after the injection,” she explains.

“Procaine penicillin G is given intramuscularly. The muscles have small veins and arteries running through them. If you accidentally tap into one of those and do not detect it, the horse may have a reaction. Always aspirate back into the syringe to see if any blood appears before giving the injection. If you are giving such a large volume that you’ve put the drug under pressure (in a small space in the muscle) it may be out farther than where you checked. So, you can get a serious reaction even when you do it correctly,” says Freckleton.
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post #29 of 40 Old 07-28-2013, 05:53 PM
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I teared up reading that. What an awful experience that must have been, especially seeing him like that right before the end. My heart goes out to you. I read about him in your profile, he sounds like a sweetheart. He looks like such a nice horse too. He was also very beautiful. Stay strong :).
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post #30 of 40 Old 08-04-2013, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry I haven't replied to this thread, to add to my 'worst year ever' I have just spent another five days in hospital.

All your support about the death of Chinga is so warming, it's still hard but we are getting there.
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