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 my doses of meds up my derriere… aren’t many other options when she can’t take anything orally. But she’s being good, probably easier to administer the pills that way than to fight her with oral dosing of stuff she is adept at spitting out.)
I went up midafternoon to see Isis, talk to the vet, and do the nasty financial paperwork. She looked so much better! She was vocal every time someone went by her stall, especially if you came in. She nickered to me and has started nickering to the people who are taking care of her there. She has been exemplary with everything until today, apparently. The vet student said that Isis gave her a little trouble with the needle when she needed to draw blood, then Isis wouldn’t have anything to do with it. Talk about a sure sign that she’s feeling better! Isis hates needles. I’ve been warning her caretakers that when she starts feeling better she’ll start copping an attitude. And that happened today. =)
I keep reminding myself that we’re not out of the woods yet. Damn, it felt good to see some progress with her and really feel like she will come home! I even got to take her for her afternon walk. I was so happy to spend some time with her out of the stall. No eating grass or drinking water yet, but maybe tomorrow.
Finances are going to be fun. The bill is several thousand dollars (all praises be to insurance). I just have to figure out how to cover the cost of the bill until I’m reimbursed. I’m going to the bank tomorrow morning to find out what my options might be.
No picture today, unfortunately. I was too busy walking and petting her. She’s my little miracle mare.
Go bay wonder mare, go! Come home soon!