Friday, 7 November 2014

Very Sad News

It is with a very sad & heavy heart, that we have tragically had to have Thomas put to sleep recently.

After the heartache and strength of recovery that Thomas showed with his recent hock injury, he was due to come home.

Tragically on Friday 24th October, Thomas took a severe colic, completely unrelated to his leg injury. He was still stabled at the vets, so received immediate treatment, but continue to colic through all the painkillers that the vets were able to administer. We were faced with the decision of whether to take Thomas to emergency surgery again. With good recovery rates from this operation, and confident vets' opinions, we decided to go ahead.

After correcting the twisted the gut, the vets discovered an even bigger problem. Thomas had a very large mass growing around is colon, restricting it, and causing the colic. Not only did it look like it had spread to the lymph glands, it would have also required a significant amputation of the colon. With no known recovery rate, guarantee that it would solve the issue or prevention that it would grow back, it was a difficult decision to put Thomas to sleep.

Thomas was my horse of a lifetime, and will never be forgotten. R.I.P Thomas.


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