Bay Mare Boogie!

The good news continues (yay!). She drank water this morning. She seems to be handling everything well. The path out of the woods continues to brighten. She has been pawing whenever she comes back in from being outside — but it is out of boredom/pissiness rather than pain. She wants Read more…

It’s the Miracle Mare!

PROGRESS!! Finally! The biggest news: her small intestines have motility! WOOHOO! No signs of the evil “L” word (knock on wood). Some possible signs of very minor infection around the incision sight (not unusual)–she has been started on another round antibiotics just in case. (Can’t say I’d like to get Read more…

Afternoon update

Good news at last! The vet said that the last time Isis was tubed this morning she had about half of the amount of fluid she had the day before. She also passed some manure (very positive). So overall medically today she looks better than she did yesterday. She has Read more…

Tuesday update

I just talked to the vet. He said that the toxins in Isis’ system are gone (yay!). Unfortunately, her small intestines still aren’t showing any motility. It may take several days for motility to return. It’s not unusual for intestines that were as badly damaged as hers to take a Read more…

Monday update

I just spoke with the vet. He said Isis is doing about as expected, which is pretty good considering everything her small intestines have been through. She had some issues with electrolyte levels today. That has been corrected and is being monitored. She still doesn’t have any motility in her Read more…

Waiting…

The vet was supposed to have called me back this morning. So far, nothing. I suppose that is good because it means no emergency. The waiting is hard, especially when I can’t just be at the hospital with her…

Isis being prepped

What kind of sick person takes a picture of her horse pre-operation? Maybe someone who hopes that this won’t be the last picture I take of her. Maybe because I’m hoping against everything that she pulls through and is one of the miracle mares you read about. Call it preventive Read more…