Monday, April 15, 2013
When I went today they had finally decided that he was not eating enough psyllium and tubed him. The xray showed about half the sand left. If they continued to let him just eat the psyllium to could be another 7-10 days! So they will tube it in twice a day.
They gave me my bill so far......$1920.00 so we are already over the high end estimate and vet now thinks Wednesday or Thursday! Well this has been a lesson learned for getting equine major med insurance.
I wasn's able to stay long today as I had one of the dogs with me. She had a recheck appt for a meniscus surgery, her 3rd on that knee. It was totally overcast so with windows down about 5" and the temp at 55 she was good for bit in the car. My son went back out and sat with her after a few minutes. I think the smell in the barn was getting to him. Its an odd combo of odors.
I wanted to mention that we talked hay the other day and both vets said that with minis you should always feed short hay pieces. They just can't chew the long stalks or blades of hay small enough for Their little stomachs and small opening into the intestines. I used to sit in the barn cutting my hay into 4-6" pieces. Everyone would laugh and shake their heads at me. My Colorado 2nd cut has so far been nice and short but I am running out and 1st cut will be longer and thicker. Anyway I thought I would pass that hay info along. The vet said some people get a cheap weed eater just for the hay and put the hay in a big bucket or trough and chop it up.
Thank you Betty!