We were able to finally pick up Soot, Sitka and Sunday from the clinic and bring them home.
I got the vet bill for Sitka and Sunday's vet care- the final total was $979.09, less then the vet had estimated (thankfully). So that leaves a total of $470.91 left over from the $1450.00 of donations from you all. If no one objects, I would like to out the remaining money into paying for Soot's emergency vet care. His total bill came to $2362.00. If anyone would like their donation to count toward something else, that is no problem, please email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know. We want everyone to know just where their money is going. We appreciate all the support from all the Shiloh Horse Supporters!
Sitka's foot was x-rayed and discussed with all the vets at the clinic and with their Farrier. It was decided by all to leave Sitka's foot alone. It is not thought that any fancy shoeing or heroics will change anything for her. Her foot has regrown itself to compensate for her issues and stabilize her leg, it's best to leave well enough alone. She is having some major breakdown of the tip of her Coffin Bone (in her foot), which is causing her pain and which will probably be her undoing in the future. We are to keep her as comfortable as we can with pain meds (safe for Sunday) and watch her. We are not sure how long we can keep her comfortable, but Sunday needs his mom. We will do everything we can do for her.
Sunday is doing very well, he is very spunky and is starting to run circles around his mom. He is wearing leg wraps on his hind legs to support his legs a bit. They will come off at the end of the week. His ulcerated eye is an issue, but we are continuing the aggressive treatment with ointments and plasma. He also had some x-rays of his knees and hocks, as is common in most preemies, his bones are a little soft (more cartlidge than bone). He just has to stay in his Bungalow for a few weeks, no turn out in the large arenas. He has plenty of room in his area to play around though.
Sitka and Sunday get some sleep, they have had a busy weekend!
Soot in his barn stall. He looks much happier now! He still has recovery time ahead of him, but he is home and comfortable now.
I have named the new Mare "Olympia" in honor of the Olympics.
Below is a picture of America, looking much better.