Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Hey Ray, YOu managed to post whilst I was haveing a nap.
Vet has been up 3 times today. Weve decided on a diagnosis of spasmodic colic, however he is showing unusual signs.
He is now not allowed food untill 10am tommorow morning (something he is not too happy about). He has had a ton of drugs to make him comfortable and anti inflamatoies to take the swelling in his gut away.
He is looking much much brighter this evening. Still massivly tucked up and uncomfy in his belly but not in the pain he was in yesterday. Weve had no episodes of lieing down (he was getting down and lieing flat out for 4 -5 hours at a time) since 3pm when I gave him his last tube of pain killers and he is currently letting everybody know that he is ill pleased at the lack of turnout and lack of hay.
Vet is coming back out at 9am tommorow morning to reassess him. I'm shuddering at the thought of the vet bills already (£40 per visit just for the call out plus the drugs and examination fees etc)
We have already decided that we will not put him through surgery. If it comes to the choice between surgery and having him PTS he will be PTS here, at home with dignity. It is the least I can do for him, he is 28 years old, foul tempered when in pain (to the point of drawing blood), he does not box rest well and the risk that he would not wake up from the anasthetic is too high.
keep fingers crossed that he keeps on improving!
RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT