I hate to start the update out with bad news – the paint gelding with the lumps on his face (Brave Heart) crossed Rainbow Bridge today. He had been at UF for various diagnostic tests. He had an aggressive form of cancer which had metastasized. Carrie and Allan were able to be with him at UF today – we appreciate everything they, and others, did for him. We find comfort in knowing that he now runs pain free with the heavenly herd. I do wish his previous owner had of gotten him proper vet care when the lump first appeared. Maybe he would have had a chance – we’ll never know.
We had Dr. Eric out today to pull blood work on Gentleman and Bella. Gentleman has arthritis which we’ve been treating. Some days are better than others but lately he’s seemed to decline. I know that the high temps are taking a toll on him – they take a toll on most of us. GMan stays under or near a sprinkler much of the time. We’d like to see if we can make him more comfortable so he is being started on Adequan to see if it helps. He is getting up there in age and while there isn’t anything we can do about the aging process we do want to keep him comfortable. Dr. Eric commented today on what a true “gentleman” he is – and it’s true!
Bella, Starbuck’s mom, just hasn’t appeared to be feel well. She’s not in pain but sort of seems to be just “there” at times. She’s eating and drinking fine but something just isn’t right. She still doesn’t make enough milk for the little one. He also gets milk replacer pellets.
If anyone would like to help out with today’s vetting ($192) it would be appreciated. And we’d like to ask for prayers for both Gentleman and Bella.
We hope everyone has a good weekend. It’s going to be extremely busy here. Thank you all for your continued support.