Thursday, April 5, 2012

Please pray for Wendell

Wendell asked me not to tell anyone, but I know that you have all been such good friends to the crazy horse and me, that I need to fill you in. A few days ago Wendell started showing signs of being sick (again). This isn't exactly like last year, but it matches the timing for the emergence of green grass and the explosive amounts of carbohydrates  that seem to send some horses off the deep end. I'm not entirely sure this is green grass sickness, and it isn't the right fit for laminitis (not exactly). It's entirely possible that he still has Lyme and the spring grass just threw his system out of kilter. I have every reason to believe that we have gotten him up far earlier than last year. My loving, D3, and I got him into the barn three days ago. He's right next door to D2's aging pony. They gossip through the stall boards.
We had to bring him from the pasture to the barn so we could
monitor his food/ water intake, and his bathroom habits. He 
is much easier to medicate when he's in a stall.
You can see that D3 is pulling on his leg in this photo. She had to get a stone 
out of his hoof so he could make it up to the barn.
This picture deeply touches every inch of my being.
Animals and people share such a special bond.
I love both of these critters in the photo(and the drafty in the background too).

This is Wendell in the horspital.

I ask you all to please keep Wendell in your thoughts and prayers. We had to clean out his college fund for the vet visits last spring. I'm using everything I know to do right now. I love this boy and I want to see him well again. He wasn't eating in the pasture, but he is showing a good appetite since we have him up.  I'll keep you posted.

19 comments:

  1. i'm sorry, patrice. i do hope you've caught him early this year and can bring him back to good health...

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  2. I'm sorry about Wendell being sick again. Lets hope that he 'll get better soon. I'll ask St Francis of Assisi to help Wendell to get well. St Francis of Assisi is the patron Saint of animals. I pray to him every time I have to care for a sick animal. Hugs JB

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  3. Sending hugs and scritches to Wendell. I hope he feels better soon. It sounds like your vigilance may have paid off in catching it soon. Good luck!

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  4. Get well, Wendell! You're too beautiful to be sick.

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  5. Sending healing thoughts for Wendell, it is always such a big worry when they get sick.

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  6. Oh Patrice, you know how I have grown to love Wendall through your blog. You can rest assured that I am and will be praying for Wendall until he is well and horsing around again....Please give him a hug for me and tell him I know he can pull through this with flying colors....Hugs for you too sweet gal....(I love that picture of Wendall and your daughter...so sweet)

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  7. Get well Wendell. You still have work to do here!

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  8. Hi Patrice! Oh, I will pray. Poor boy. I hope he's well soon.

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  9. That same picture had the same affect on me! You know that I am keeping y'all close in my thoughts, prayers and in my heart.

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  10. Sending Wendell healing thoughts from Skoog Farm.

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  11. Oh, I so feel your pain! Our daughter and Hubby have horses and one recently got out of the pasture and ran out in front of a car and was killed. It was so, so sad for them and our little 3 year old Grandson. I do hope Wendall recovers. Happy Easter!

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  12. That is a beautiful photo of D3 and Wendell. Prayers going up.

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  13. He is such a very beautiful boy, I hope he becomes well again.

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  14. Oh Patrice, I'm so sorry about this. Seeing animals we love ill is *awful* ....

    I have to comment on that *gorgeous* photo of Wendell and loving friend. That photo captures so much. ((Hugs)) to all of you,

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  15. So sorry to read that dear Wendall is not feeling good Patrice, I am of course sending positive vibes across the pond for his recovery - and a {{hug}} for you both.
    Get well soon Wendall.
    Rose H
    x

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  16. Sorry, please forgive my spelling error Wendell xx

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  17. Def. prayers for Wendell - he is beautiful!

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  18. Poor baby. Hope Wendell feels better soon. Praying for him.

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  19. Oh, Ms. Patrice, I sure HOPE Wendell gets better soon. Also, HOPE you and your family have a blessed Easter SONday!

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