Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We need a Miracle

Long day at work and with family today. My vet called today to tell me Rugby has been laying down for most of the day. He's quiet, but you can tell he's not feeling so great. At this point there isn't much else we can do. The vet strongly suggested we pull one more blood panel and see if we have some revelation, at the very least to help me decide what to do. So I said go ahead.

My husband and I went to see him late tonight. He was laying down. He looks so thin. I went in and sat with him and talked to him and hugged him. He kept reaching his nose toward his water bucket hanging on the wall about a foot above his face so I asked my husband to bring it down for him. He sipped up about a quarter of the pail. I started crying. If he was thirsty and just didn't have the strength to get up for a drink it doesn't look like he's going to win this time.

Just sad. Waiting for what tomorrow brings.

10 comments:

Breathe said...

Oh no. I'm so sorry.

Paige said...

ugh

English Rider said...

I hope with you for a revelation and some disease that can be pinpointed and treated. I can't imagine how you must feel. This is agonizing.

Amy said...

its frightening to me that the vets cannot figure out what is ailing him. how can that be? i cannot imagine how horrible this has been for you and for Rugby. i am thinking about you and him. i just hope you get the miracle and that i read something great here and not that he is dead. it is really a testament to you that you really tried everything and i hope you feel good that this horse did not suffer alone in some awful place.

Leslie Sealey said...

I'm so sorry for all you and your horse are going through; it is heartbreaking. I know you have already read and searched for any possible clue; I ran across this thread on COTH and thought just maybe, there is something in it that could help.
http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=247109&highlight=colic

Mrs Mom said...

Still praying over here.

SolitaireMare said...

Leslie - Thank you for sending that link from the Chronicle. I read it through and found it very interesting. I have forwarded it over to my vet in hopes he finds something there that he hasn't considered and that Rugby isn't already too far gone to respond. Many thanks.

Kate said...

I am so sorry - my thoughts are with you.

Rachel said...

thoughts are with you.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Heartbreaking!

Praying for a miracle.


~Lisa