July 2nd 2016: WH Noah, sizing up WH Keanu, and smooching with the girls!
April 7th 2016:WH Noah having cuddles tonight with Ty. We are still beaming that this dear little bloke got through 60 hours of impaction colic. Thank you to dear Carol McCabe too, for donating this gorgeous new combo; the timing was perfect, as I had purchased a new one from Horseland, & it has grown legs and disappeared!
April 1st 2016: An update on dear little Noah, who battled impaction colic for 60 hours straight, from Sunday morning. He is still not totally out of the woods, as he had a high heart and respiratory rate yesterday, and some discomfort intermittently. He is poohing ok- still very wide in diameter, but good consistency. We are slowly reintroducing feed, under the guidance of Dr. Jess Guerow, who has been incredible with her multiple visits and constant phone feedback/support. I feel we are getting there, but this poor boy has had the stuffing knocked out of him. No doubt his colon/intestines will take awhile to come good.
December 1st 2013: WH Noah is doing beautifully post surgery, & graduated to a little larger yard yesterday, though threw in quite a few energetic bucks, despite meant to be on restricted activities for 11 weeks
November 16th 2013: WH Noah is doing so well - putting on weight, stitched area looking great, and he has lots of energy
October 29th: Little WH Noah as he is discharged from Werribee hospital just now. Soo well behaved
October 28th 2013: WH Noah had a little bit of an off day yesterday, so was stomach tubed with some oil, and no feed allowed all day. He is having food reintroduced today. He was sparky again yesterday afternoon. All being well, we may be able to bring both boys home tomorrow afternoon.
October 27th 2013: Well, it's been a traumatic week, to say the least. With dear little WH Noah, undergoing colic surgery at Werribee Equine, he wins the award of the smallest equine they have done such surgery on! The anaesthetist told me that they had to borrow gear from the small animal part of the hospital, and that Noah was dwarfed on the 'big' horse operating table! Thank heavens he is doing well, and has won many hearts! He is regaining his cheekiness, and we may have him home tomorrow.
October 26th: On a good note, WH Noah is looking sparky, & we hope he can come home on Monday. He is in a stall next to Panther, & they have been neighing to each other.
October 24th 2013: Very quick update on WH Noah this morning; he is doing very well! Waiting to hear more from the vet, when she has completed her rounds.
WH Noah update; he is doing really well, so we are tentatively excited! He is eating some grass, poohing (our lives revolve around horse pooh, as with many reading this post!), and may be able to come home early next week! We just checked his records, and it is his FIRST BIRTHDAY TODAY!
October 23rd 2013: Please send little WH Noah, loving energy. He was diagnosed with impaction colic this morning & surgery is his only chance. He has been taken to Werribee veterinary hospital, & we are waiting to hear. Our vet advised that though he is not a fantastic candidate for surgery (very high HR & distension on ultrasound), he has a chance.
Update on little WH Noah - Werribee Equine have ultrasounded him, to find no twists in large bowel (good!), and some lovement there, though the bowel is very full. No pooh as yet. There are some gut sounds, as opposed to none this morning. Heart rate is 50 (normal is around 38-44), better than the 120bpm this morning too. Noah has a naso gastric tube in, in case he needs to be tubed, as well as a cannula, for regular blood taking. The vets are looking for signs of infection too. If his comfort level decreases, surgery will be undertaken. In the meantime, it is fingers, toes and heartstrings crossed.
Latest news on WH Noah; he became colicky again, so they operated successfully. It was a faecal obstruction, and he is doing ok so far. The next 24hrs are critical of course.
September 2013: As apart of one of TWHEW's earliest group rescues, WH Noah came to the sanctuary in it's maiden year. Along with 15 other malnourished miniature ponies, Noah has alot of rehabilitation to get through before he is in the clear.
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