Monday, October 5, 2015

Dr Dale here again :(

 Emanuel and his mom Allison came around to help with evening chores.  They agreed to stay and help with the vet call.  Dr. Dale was called out Friday evening and then called out again because Gambler is still not doing well.  Here Emanuel demonstrates how not to feed out hay:) as we wait for the vet.
 Dr Dale checks Gambler for gut sounds and hears some.
 Next he checks the hay.  Pretty stemy and may be hard to digest.
 Then he gives Lynda a refresher course on how to find the under jaw pulse for heart rate.
 With Emanuel's help he gives a muscle relaxer shot to calm the spasms and a dose of Ban-amine for pain
 Next Dr. Rice puts a tube to Gamblers stomach so he can fill him with a gallon of mineral oil.  If there is any remaining blockage causing pain, this should help pass it.  No food until oil is passed.
Finally Dr Dale takes a blood sample, worms him and tests his feet for soreness.  We are checking everything.  Even checked his poop again for signs of sand.  There was none.  Gambler walked over the hay truck hitch when hay was delivered.  He also fell in the aisle way several weeks ago. Dr Dale is so good and Gambler is such a trooper that I am sure he will be feeling well soon.

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