Tuesday, November 16, 2010

update

We had to put Boo to sleep on Sunday. She colicked again and this time she needed surgery...unfortunately the section of intestine that would have needed to be removed and reattached would have given her a low survival rate and a terribly painful recovery so we thought it was better not to put her through that. I know she was fine up until it happened and we got her to the vet hospital really fast, so she didn't have to suffer for long and this type of colic hits very suddenly. For anyone who has an old horse, I had never heard of old horses having tumors on their intestines until this June when she colicked the first time. They're benign but they tend to block things up and cause colic. So that was almost certainly why she colicked the first time, according to the vets. Probably more detail than anyone wanted to know...

Anyway, I won't be online much and I guess I like to know about other blog-friends' animals so I wanted to let you guys know what happened. Hug your kids (human kids and animal kids) and tell them you love them. I did every day, and I know she was happy.

3 comments:

hollie said...

i'm so so sorry janelle. we'll all be thinking of you. she was absolutely lovely and very lucky to have you as a mommy.

freshlychopped said...

janelle, i am so sorry to hear this. i second hollie - we will all be thinking about you. she was a beautiful girl and had a wonderful life with a wonderful mom. i'm sure everyday she felt how lucky she was to have a human like you.

gretchenmist said...

oh sad news. so sorry to hear it. hugs to you xx