Goodbye, Marrakesh

On Friday, I made the decision to have Marrakesh euthanized. Last Thursday, his vet called me to give me an update on how he was responding to the treatment for his joint infection. It wasn’t a good update- he didn’t appear to be responding to treatment at all. He refused to bear weight on the […]

Good news, bad news

I haven’t posted much about Marrakesh because I haven’t heard much about Marrakesh. His vet is good about calling me with updates when something has occurred. I don’t call the clinic daily; it’s better for my peace of mind to wait for an update. On Sunday morning, the vet called me with some good news. […]

Baby horse roller coaster

When I brought Marrakesh and Gina home last Saturday, he seemed firmly on the mend. He was running, bucking,  napping, eating- all the things you expect a two-and-a-half week old foal to do.  The vet had sent us home with five days’ worth of antibiotics, and Johnny and I dutifully administered them morning and night.  […]

Marrakesh is home (again)!

I missed a call from my vet on Thursday evening, but the message he left was heartening. Marrakesh’s temperature had been normal for the last three days without Banamine and there was very little drainage from the IV catheter site on his neck. The vet felt he’d be able to go home soon. I talked […]

Marrakesh the medical marvel

Marrakesh turned two weeks old yesterday, and he celebrated at the vet clinic. I received a call on Monday evening from the clinic’s veterinary intern. She told me that Marrakesh continued to spike fevers despite receiving Banamine and a different broad spectrum antibiotic. They performed a thoracic ultrasound to check his lungs, which looked good. […]