Sunday, July 31, 2011

Maggie on Saturday and Sunday

I visited Maggie Saturday for a short time. Visiting hours were over at noon, none on Sunday.

morning update from the vet: Maggie has pooped! She is brighter today. She will come off antibiotics and reduce Banamine to once per day. She will get increased graze and drinks of water. If she continues as well through the day, she will come off IV fluids.

When I went to see her, she was truly there. It was Maggie. I got to walk her and graze her for two minutes. She walked fast and ate voraciously. I groomed her and she begged for treats and was herself.

Sunday morning report is that Maggie is still doing well. She is off lidocain and Banamine. She will be off IV fluids when the current bags are empty. She nickered to the vet, but was not as interested in the hay offered as they expected. Dr. McDonald says that pony behavior is not always what you would expect. I reminded him that she has eaten grass most of her life. He clarified that I meant pasture, not just grass hay. Yup, pasture in KY where they have green grass without irrigating. Remember, around here, we only get green for a few months in late winter, then dry brown most of spring and all summer, fall and winter until late January.


The Fab Furs said...

Seems to be coming along. Does "pony behavior is not always what you would expect" translate into "ponies can be stubborn"?

d. moll, said...

Are we out of the woods?

Fantastyk Voyager said...

That's some really good news! Will she be able to come home soon?