Hi friends, I have to ask for help in the prayer department. I've been praying like crazy since very early this morning, but I have the most awful feeling in the pit of my stomach.
My husband's beloved horse, Shad is in the throes of a colic right now. It's not looking very good, and I'm scared that the outcome might not be a good one. I've not given up hope, but my gut tells me to be prepared.
My husband found him cast very early this morning and came running for my help in getting him up. We managed to get him flipped over and onto his feet, but he immediately began looking at his sides, as if in pain. We gave him a dose of Banamine for the pain, and I called for my boss/vet to come attend to him. The bad feeling was there from the beginning.
Shad is 24 years old and had a colic surgery when he was a 3-year old. Neither he, nor our budget can afford another at this time in our lives...
He's a gentle soul and has never, ever been anything but kind to everyone, whether human or another animal in his entire life. He sure doesn't deserve this. We're doing what we can to control his pain and make him comfortable, but ultimately we're placing our boy in God's hands.
Please join me in prayer on Shad's behalf. Also my husband's behalf, for he's been in love with this horse since the moment he first laid eyes on him over 21 years ago. If today is Shad's day to go, it's going to be really hard on my poor husband's heart. And there will be a huge hole in our lives. He's the leader of our herd, and has been who they look up to forever.
Thanks so much,