little jack is still with us, she decided to wake up, give herself a good shake and eat lunch with eva. maybe she has narcolepsy? so jack are you dying or not, enquiring minds want to know! (or at least i do.)
baby jack got his selenium injection, the vet doesn't think that is the problem but he was willing to give it a try. he will come back on monday and do some blood work on baby to look for some other weird stuff. colleen said to hold off on the xray, which will be stressful until we see if the selenium works.
the vet came to see spritely, she is moving marginally better, but not better enough he said. he said we are fooling ourselves to think that we can get her back to where she was. he said i can still cancel the appointment at the very last minute tomorrow if we have a miracle.
when i came home tonight, the donkeys, sheep and carl were all waiting to come in. i put them all away and called the horses, none of them came. i went out into the darkend field and gideon and swinger were each flanking spritely, standing side to side. they did not move from their posts til i slowly led her into the barn. i asked the vet's assistant today about how to handle the other horses if spritely goes. she said to take them for a long walk (not going to happen because i will be with spritely), or leave them shut in the barn so they cannot see. it will upset them. i have been thinking about this today. they will be upset if spritely suddenly disappears. they will be upset, if they see her dead body. but they love her and she loves them and they have a right to grieve and mourn and say good bye, even if it hurts. when a wild horse dies in their herd, the others all know, they can see. anyway, that is what i think, what do you guys think?
So sorry to read this Carol. My thoughts... we always let our other cats see if one of their number had passed or been pts. I wouldn't let the other horses see the process as if it did panic them it could be dangerous for you and the helper, but I would let them come say their goodbyes. Thats if you keep the appointment and dont decide to give him a little longer in hopes of further improvement. After all, there has been some! Pleased that Jack woke up!
Hugs to you all.