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May 12, 2013

The Update on Phebes

The update is actually a non-update.  No change.  In the early mornings the paralysis looks barely detectable, but by evening her lower lip is sagging.  The good news is the problem thus far hasn't progressed into anything worse and if it were EPM it certainly should have by now.   But we are still left with "what happened" here, and "will it improve", or will she struggle to eat hay the rest of her life?  None of these address the other thing, a tie-up standing still, not in work, just due to an emotional melt-down.  A lot of tough questions remain unanswered.  The interesting thing with Phebes' tie-ups is that all were in April/May, recently on grass, and emotionally torqued up.  For the first time I'm able to release myself from not being the cause of this on going issue. But knowing it isn't me is certainly bittersweet. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jackie, Just wanted to send a quick note and let you know I am pulling for poor Phebes. What a strange thing. I hope that you are able to get some answers and that she starts improving. I can only imagine how you must be feeling , the not knowing would the most maddening. Could it be stroke? My first horse suffered a series of small strokes that left him unable to control his hind quarters. He was 32 years old however. Hang in there.