Post by tinkeralison on Feb 12, 2019 7:44:47 GMT -1
So, after fashion, then Alice, now Eveline. Eve had a couple of teeth out a few weeks ago, both pulled out by hand by equine dentist, she's 26 this year and has lost quite a few now. Her nose had started running, then once the teeth were out, it seemed to clear up really well, anyhow at the weekend she got snotty again, and a lump appeared on her face. Probably a sinus infection, she's having Bute just now, vet coming Wednesday hope some antibiotics will clear it up. She looked pretty down yesterday, but seems a bit perkier this morning 😍
Post by tinkeralison on Feb 21, 2019 15:56:43 GMT -1
Pam, how did Winnies sinus infection progress? Eve had a couple of small blood clots come down her good nostril today. Rang the vet and she said to be expected, as infection may have destroyed the inner linings. She is still perky and eating well, for now. Vet has nothing else to offer unless she goes to clinic which is not gonna happen. She did say it can take a long time to come right, if ever.
Post by harveydales on Feb 22, 2019 5:54:31 GMT -1
Alison, it's a long time ago so hard to remember exactly but it went on for a few weeks. Antibiotics appeared to help but the infection kept returning. I don't remember much in the way of blood clots but towards the end the smell from his nostril was very potent! It didn't make him feel ill or lose his appetite but because of his age (nearly 40) and the fact that he was very frail anyway and heavy snow was forecast, I made the decision to have him pts. I didn't want him to fall in the snow and not be able to get up. I wasn't going to send him to horse hospital and the infection wasn't going to clear up at home with antibiotics alone. Fingers crossed for Eve.
😢 It’s definitely the right thing to do. She will live on in her numerous progeny.
When I made the call on Old Sam a few weeks ago, there was a moment before it happened when he went very quiet, and I had the overwhelming feeling that he knew what was happening and was at peace with it. No more struggling.