Brat's baby arrived Tuesday midnight, and having gone in for a "well baby" check up Weds AM, was found, despite 5 -6 droppings, to be thoroughly impacted. Enemas of increasing strength through the afternoon did not avail, and surgery began at 7 pm, went til 11:30. Her body temp had dropped to 94 when we carried her to the trailer, but returned to 100 by midnight, when we were cleared to come home. Laurie had done AM chores, rode in the trailer securing foal, stayed at vet, stayed with me through the morning running IV's, and did Thurs AM feeding with me before she would consent to go home after 24 hours on!
Baby has been growing and gaining weight at a great rate, but certainly comes with a full set of opinions! Yesterday some of the barn family were visiting and called that she was damaged, a flap of skin hanging off one hock. We flew up to the barn, to discover it wasn't bleeding, was directly over the outside of the hock and not one thing we could do about it! I later discovered that she had kicked the outside wall of her stall, and split a board, which pulled the skin as she retrieved her leg!
"Gibberish" is available at this point from the Jockey Club, but the vet practice has dubbed her Bratling! Pictures are with port catheter for IV still in her neck!
Bob has been doing steadily better since midMarch and is driving, bush-hogging, and generally fully back to being himself!