Really poorly foal
My friends mare had her baby on wednesday at 4.15pm, the foal was still in the bag, and when my friend ( Sue ) tore open the bag, the foal wasn't breathing. She gave him mouth to mouth resusitation and after what seemed like a lifetime, he eventually took his first breath. A vet was called and basically did nothing, just told us to phone her in 8 hrs if the foal hadn't started to suckle from his mom. ( He didn't have a suck reflex ). After a couple of hours he still hadn't had his first drink from the milk bar, so we phoned another vet who came out and gave him his much needed collostrum. The vet then came out again an hour later and gave him another 300ml of collostrum and referred him to an equine hospital.
He was put into intensive care and the surgeons ran tests and found out that he had Hypoxia, a brain dysfunction caused by lack of oxygen. Because of the disfunction, hes doesn't know his mom, he doesn't know how to suckle, in fact hes really away with the fairies ( the drugs hes on helps with that as well ). But hes suffered seizures, and at 4pm today the only thing left to do was to increase his fluid intake, and reduce the drugs, hes on his own now, and I'm really willing him to fight to stay with us. The surgeon won't get in touch unless its bad news, so we're prsying we don't hear anything until we have to phone tomorrow at 10am. If he does start going downhill he will be PTS so that it isn't prolonged.
Please keep your fingers crossed for him, hes so gorgeous and we just want mom to come back home with him. :'(
SENDING LOVE YOUR WAY!!!
I hope the little guy makes it :(
He's in my prayers...does he have a name yet?
What a sweet name...hoping for a Miracle
Sending love & positive healing energy.
Sending lots of positive thoughts and love to the little fella. Can you picture him frolicking with his mama out in the paddock in just a few short weeks? Keep that image in your head, along with him growing up strong and beautiful... abd he will. Thoughts become things....so choose great ones! :)
What color is he? Breed? Markings? I'll picture him playing with mama, too, and growing up handsome and fine!
Sending positive, healing thoughts Miracle's way!!! I hope he pulls through--poor littl guy! :)>>>
I'm so glad he is doing better--I'll keep thinking of the little guy!! Keep u updated and give him hugs and kisses on our behalf!!! <3
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oh no. I'm so sorry sweets :( Another to cross rainbow bridge... ((((HUGS)))