Thursday, March 15, 2012


Contrary to popular belief, the German adage "Gesundheit", a phrase said when sneezing, does not in fact ask for blessings from God, but rather, a wish for the return to a state of health and wellness. "Gesundheit" literally means the state of being healthy.

Daisy has reached this state. Finally. 
She did not wake up healthy and normal on Wednesday morning as the vet had hoped and predicted. She woke up still pawing and attempting to roll. After many hours of walking, I administered banamine and waited it out. The vet and I discussed our options, which were a) A very expensive visit involving inter venous fluids to super-hydrate Daisy in an attempt to help her pass the impaction, or b) find someone with a trailer to trailer Daisy around for awhile to see if that would make her feel better. Option (b) was a long shot.
I called various people and no one was available to trailer Daisy around. I called the vet back and agreed to the IV fluids plan. We set an appointment for the following day (now today, Thursday). 

Last evening, I continued to walk Daisy to try to get her better. I had the idea to walk some hills with her... and my mom would probably like me to mention that with her persistence I gave Daisy a massaging grooming session... ;)
In any case, by last evening, all of a sudden things shifted in Daisy and she obviously passed the impaction, and the mineral oil from the vet started coming out.
And this morning, she was back to her old self. Praise God! And I was able to cancel that expensive vet appointment. 

Praise be to the LORD, 
   for he has heard my cry for mercy. 
The LORD is my strength and my shield; 
   my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. 
My heart leaps for joy, 
   and with my song I praise him. 
-Psalm 28:6-7

Thank you for all your prayers :) 


GraceEquestrian said...

I am SO glad that she's feeling better. Having a sick horse sucks.

Lauren said...

I'm so glad she's feeling better :) I bet you feel as if a weight has been lifted off!


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