she was starting to feel uncomfortable, the meds were not holding her for long, her heart rate was getting thready, her belly was filling with gas that she just could not get past the obstruction. the vet said she would probably not last the night and there was a good chance that she would hit a pain crises.
colic is such an innoculous word...babies get it and they survive...but colic in horses is different. once any part of the bowel twists, it becomes life threatening. the vets told me old horses usually die of colic and i have heard horror stories of colicky horses dying in agony...i am grateful that we caught sparky's in time to keep her well medicated thru it all....our sparkles was 30 years old.
ahh sparkles, sparky, my little pony, the little pig pen....solid as a rock, gentle as any creature could possibly be. best friends with gideon and czar but leary of grumpy lahonnie. every night she was so eager to get into the barn...she trotted in like some show pony, not the grubby pony with the messed up hair that she really was.
even when cathy was finished grooming, sparky was still a mess...she was like phyllis dillar of the little horse set.
we are all so going to miss you, what a terrible loss. the little stray pony left a huge hole in our family...rest in peace sweet girl.