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Celebrating life with a jump of joy...we hope!

Life is not always easy and things don’t always run as smoothly as we wish. We were delighted with our filly, well built legs, full of joy, but then, day 3 she was walking on three legs and run a fever. Not all that much, but enough to worry us and bring a vet out.
The result was a trip straight to the animal hospital. A long and nightmarish drive with Ivy calling for her foal in the trailer and us knowing we had an unsteady three-day old foal standing or laying next to her in a very confined space.
But the trip went well and the foal (still unnamed) was operated on straight away, flushing the joint on her back-leg.
We were told the outcome was uncertain.
But then we picked both up one week later, the foal shaved in various parts of her body, but now with a very good prognosis of full recovery as the joint was not affected at all.

There are still daily injections and a lot of medication ahead. We are keeping our fingers crossed that this is the end of the nightmare…
It looks as if things are moving in the right direction.

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Comment by Johanna Blacklake on June 1, 2009 at 2:47am
Poor little one! All the best wishes for the full recovery! What had happened or was wrong with the joint/leg?
Comment by Angela Roberts on June 1, 2009 at 3:03am
Oh dear, I have had years of owning ponies and still have one 28 year old that I bred (bred 3 altogether) and they can be such a worry so I have been feeling for you this past week knowing that with horses things can go very well or very bad. You will be so glad that she is back home safe and I very much hope she will continue to improve and make a full recovery. She looks very happy to be back home. Good luck with all your recent babies.
Comment by Agnieszka Rola on June 1, 2009 at 3:37am
oh... I hope she will recover full, and will be strong and healthy beautiful mare! keeping my fingers crossed for her!
Comment by Marta Magi on June 1, 2009 at 4:36am
Mom looks very happy to have got her little baby back. As she keeps on enjoying your good care, she must be absolutely alright soon! Hope for the bests and certainly fingers crossed for her!
Comment by yvonne on June 1, 2009 at 4:40am
i keep my fingers crossed for her , such a lovely filly !
big hug for her and the mom!
Comment by Marta Galuszka on June 1, 2009 at 4:43am
I am very glad that this little beauty is feeling better now. Hope everything will be fine with her in the future. Keeping my fingers crossed!
Comment by Esther Siegrist on June 1, 2009 at 12:58pm
keeping fingers crossed for the young girl! all best wishes and good luck!
Comment by Katarina Hansson on June 1, 2009 at 2:04pm
Jag vilken mardröm !! Jag hoppas verkligen att hon blir frisk snart, tänker på er. Kramar till er alla./ Katarina
Comment by Nicole Wilson on June 1, 2009 at 5:00pm
You must have been having a very stressful time! Wishing you all the best of luck for a speedy recovery for the little girl and hopefully it'll all fine again soon!
Comment by Myra Thomas-Rhodes on June 1, 2009 at 5:24pm
Looking happy and relaxed to be home.Good Luck with the days ahead, I am sure all will be well, Ursula..
Love and Hugs,
M XXX

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