Good Saturday Morning,
It is 4:30am in NV, mornings are cool and we know that fall is here but the day times are still very nice.
All of the horses are doing well.
Sophie is on her Chasteberry to help curtail the symptons of the non-curable disease CUSHINGS. If anyone gets the opportunity to read about this disease there are many articiles that can be found on the internet. Sophie is under vet care for the remainder of her days. She is on a special diet, Sr. Equine, Rice Bran, and Hay which she is very happy with.* this diet prescribed by veterinarian* That is really all we can do. Cushings really is not a kind disease (not that any disease is). Our biggest goal is to keep Laminitis at bay, because this also is part of Cushings. At this time all we can do is make her happy and comfortable...and she is.
5 month old Electra has an Umbilical Hernia, as we all know. She has had vet examination as per video we posted. I have manipulated the hernia per instructions by Dr. Adam. However, until he re examines it in 30 days we do not know if it is working. In the meantime, I have contacted Desert Pines Equine Center in Las Vegas and spoke with Sara to get an estimate of the cost of the surgery. She told me that the cost on low end is $800.00 and can go up depending on the complexity of the surgery. Should Electra require surgery and you would like to assist in this, we would like for all donations to be called into Desert Pines Equine Center directly. Additionally, I asked if we would be able to view the surgery and was informed that we could through the window in the operating room. We are hoping that surgery will not be required, but in the event that it is we just wanted to be prepared.
At this time, I would like to take this opportunity to thank those individuals whom we refer to as the MHR Dream Team. These individuals take care of the Website, the Blog and yes even Face Book. To be honest with you all, we do not even know how to get to Facebook, and we do not have the time. Then there are the fundraisers, the ideas and work that go on with these events are tremendous and it is truly appreciated. So our gratitude goes to Sheila, Bev, Lucy, Ro. LindaS, Sheriff Susan for all their diligent work behind the scenes. If we have forgotten anyone we apologize, it's early..lol
But our gratitude does not stop there, we want to THANK ALL and we mean ALL of our supporters who make our efforts possible for the horses. A huge THANK YOU to ALL.
We wish you a wonderful day and be safe!
Stephanie and Rob