he was still staggering with his back end this morning, mo said he almost went down into one of the fences. i called the vets and asked..what was the best we could expect from him if he didn't bleed from the bute dose. steve said at best..none to minimal improvement with a continued deterioration over time....at worst increasing deterioration quickly. this was not good enough for him, too much risk of his falling and breaking a leg or someone else.
rather than have his death in a pain filled and panicked crises, we let him go today.
lahanie had a good life here...the most important thing to him was always having a full belly. he liked the freedom to do as he pleased and he liked that he was accepted for who he was.
for lahanie it was a very peaceful and quiet death, for us it was a highly emotional loss. saints was full with volunteers and visitors as he passed and in each corner his loss was felt. percy as always was deeply affected but all of the barn guys are upset.
i just went to check on them all and percy, joy, emily and ziggy are all laying together in the center of the riding ring. gideon and czar are standing right there with them...they have all come together close to share in their support of each other. today their herd lost lahanie and they all feel this shared loss.
rest in peace lahanie, you have a whole family missing you here.