I thought you would appreciate an update on the Shetland pony mare who had hyperlipæmia last week.
She is now out all day in a field stuffing her face with green grass (a very rare commodity here in Shetland this time of year).
Her name, by the way, is Roseblossom and she is 14 years old.
She is one of the lucky ones – she made it!
The vet came to see her yesterday and took blood. He said there were no traces of hyperlipæmia in her blood anymore which was the best news.
I did not realise this but “The condition has a high mortality rate of between 60 and 100 per cent,” Management of Equine hyperlipaemia by Anna Hammond
So we did well, very well and between us, we fought the odds. Poor Roseblossom was put through hell. The treatment was constant interference by us. I remember her lying down to die on the floor with her head in my arms on the Sunday night. Her owner and I were willing her to live with all our strength while we waited for the vet to arrive.
Roseblossom still has a long way to go (both mentally and physically) and I think she will be different pony from this huge experience. It has affected us all in some way.
But we did it and she is still here. That is all that matters.
A huge thank you for all your prayers, thoughts, vibes and help – it gave us the strength we so desperately needed.