5-29-09

Phoenix Update
We canceled our usual rescue story when we got a call from the vet this morning. Phoenix is doing good, but after his latest blood test the vet was concerned. She said that he needed some help and she wanted to give him a plasma transfusion. We agreed and soon Jason and Tawnee were at the vet. Phoenix greeted them with his head out of his stall as if to say “Hi!”

Kayla, the vet tech, led him into the hospital for the transfusion.

Kayla began to prepare the site for the IV, she got the shavers out, but he doesn’t’ have enough hair to shave. Poor guy!

He is still very skinny, but has gained some weight. Most of his hair is gone, but he has a peach fuzz that is growing in.

Phoenix’s eyes are more alert. He is receiving the best feed and supplements available for him. It is starting to show, but he still has terrible diarrhea.

The IV was put into place for the plasma transfusion. He was a good boy and just stood there through it all.

Soon the plasma was being dripped into his system.

It is always comforting knowing that he is getting the best care possible.

Next was his biosponge treatment. A tube is placed through his nose down to his stomach.

The biosponge should help control his diarrhea.

Finally, all the stuff was done and he received his reward. Tawnee said his reward should have been served on a silver platter, he deserves it! Phoenix has come a long ways since the day he was rescued. If you missed his rescue story, click here. Please keep this boy in your prayers, he needs all the prayers he can get! The good news is, his appetite is growing daily and he really enjoys his food.

Another horse that was almost as skinny as Phoenix, but not quite as bad, was Charlie Boy. Charlie made a complete recovery, to read his amazing story, click here.
Charlie Boy’s Rescue Story

We would like to thank you all for your support, which enables us to rescue horses such as Phoenix. Rescue, medical and care can be very expensive, but you can be a part in helping. Please consider donating, helping horses like Phoenix, click here.

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