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3MoodyMaresMum

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Preparing for the worst

Well, I have decided to prepare for the worst and have looked into cremation for my beautiful mare.  The collapsing is getting so frequent, she is getting depressed and I am not sure if we can't find an answer it is fair on her.  She is back on a bute trial with 4 sachets of danilon a day as the general view is again sleep deprivation not narcolepsy.

I have just ordered CCTV to put in her stable so I can see if she does lay down to sleep, if she does then we know its not sleep deprivation and is something else.  It's breaking my heart but I can't watch her going on like this its not fair on her, my other horses who have to watch it or me, I seem to find it more and more distressing every time I see her do it.

Anyway, decided I would look into all the details and get semi prepared so I know when the time comes I am organised, she will have the injection and I will stay with her then she will be cremated and come back home and be buried. 

There is no greater gift than to share time with a creature of such beauty - The Horse.

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: Preparing for the worst

Hope you can get her sorted out. It is a really hard thing to have to think about it but i know that you care deeply for her and you will do what ever is the right thing for her. My heart goes out to you having to think about it. I had no choice in it when i lost Bramble as she got a twisted gut and it wasn't a choice to have her operated on as she couldn't stand up so there was no way i could her to the clinic.

. .A horse is a thing of such beauty. . .none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor. ~Xenophon https://www.facebook.com/browbandsandbracelets

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kezza81

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kezza81 says:

Re: Preparing for the worst

 I hope you do find the cause of her collapsing but I think you are being very sensible, brave and showing her the utmost love and respect by being prepared for the worst and to give her a peaceful end if its needed. Thoughts are with you both x

a pony is a child's dream and an adult's treasure.

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CharParsley620

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Re: Preparing for the worst

:(

It's lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

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cindars

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cindars says:

Re: Preparing for the worst

Not sure if this will help, but there was a thread on Arabian Lines about this one of the contributors has a mare with exactly the same thing.  I'm sure if you go on there and have a look it will come up,  Good luck and fingers crossed.

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brook

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brook says:

Re: Preparing for the worst

Oh bless you, I'm so very sorry to hear this. I can understand that you don't want her to suffer any longer but hopefully your Vet can find a solution to her problems and help her. Does he have any idea about what could be wrong ? It must be so hard for you seeing her like this so I will be thinking of you both and wishing her well. Big hugs for you, stay strong for her and take care of yourself. Keep us updated.

 

Love and best wishes from Lyn XX

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rhapsody

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rhapsody says:

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I'm so sorry, thinking of you x

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soniadevereux

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Re: Preparing for the worst

I am sorry you are going through this. Ifyour mare is in distress and the vet cant find out the causeand the possibility if injury is increasing, I would be thinking the same way. You are a wonderful owner and only you know your horse. Keep us posted and we are here for you. xxxxx

Horses - if God made anything more beautiful, he kept it for himself. ~Author Unknown

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

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I'm so sorry, but I can understand why you're thinking this - it's a horrible decision to have to make, but to see your horse in distress and know there's nothing more you can do is even worse.

Thinking of you,

Sue xx

The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man - Winston Churchill

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dollymix

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dollymix says:

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 Really sorry to hear this :-( you must be having a really hard time.

 

You know your girl and would only do what's best for her. Thinking of you... Big hug x

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3MoodyMaresMum

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Re: Preparing for the worst

Thanks everyone, its been a very stressful few days, trying to decide what to do.  I think if I don't investigate a little further I will always have regrets and the not knowing if I did the right thing will eat me up.  So, the view is sleep deprivation now and as all bloods are normal - even insulin levels - we are now going to test for Cushings disease, can I really have 2 horses with it?

Even on 4 danilon a day she is still collapsing so I still do not think this is pain related.  Today I could see she was going so I stood there clapping my hands and shouting at her - nothing she fell to her knees stayed there for a moment then came round.  She is happy to get down and have a roll, she is often caught having a lay down so its not that she can't lay down.  I do wonder if something more sinister is going on, but as I say, I will take it a bit further, who knows, maybe it is something that we can treat but at least I know I have everything arranged in the background if it all gets too much for the little lady.

There is no greater gift than to share time with a creature of such beauty - The Horse.

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