Friday, March 19, 2010

Farewell Melody - She is Gone

Yesterday through the mini group I got this info from Jaci:

Hi guys, Wanted to give you all an update on Melody... I picked her up from Susan's on Wed. This mare is not going to make this easy. She was easy to halter... easy to lead. We headed towards the trailer and she was moving right along when about 10 feet from the back of the trailer she stopped. Her head was up and she was just quietly looking around. It was like she was saying Good-bye to everyone there. Then as suddenly as she stopped, she hopped right on the trailer. The vet has some personal issues and I really wanted this vet to put her down as she is very calm and good at it. So we are having to wait until Friday, tomorrow, morning. It has been good in some ways since I have been able to watch her a bit. She is urinating all the time... much like we do when we have a bladder infection. That made me feel that yes, this is best for her. The meds controlled the infection for a while but once off of them she is back to it.So all of you that pray, please pray that tomorrow goes well for her and for all of you that send energy and light please do that. I want this to be as easy on her as we can make it. But to be honest I think on some level she knows...Many thanks to all who have helped this sweet girl have a better end.

And this morning:

Hi guys... Just wanted to report that Melody has gone on to a better place. She seemed willing and she went very fast. One thing the vet said was that when they are as thin as her that their heat atrophies and that often times if you can get them back they end up going from a failed heart. That was something I sure hadn't considered. And speaking of thin... the vet ranked her a one or a two on a scale from 1 to 9. It breaks my heart for her but I am thankful that we could do this for her. Oh and I asked her to come back so watch for that icky white pattern on your next year foal crops... lol

*You have to know, to understand this last part, that Jaci always teases everyone about their new foals having "icky white" on their faces when they have stars or blazes... she prefers a dark face and lets everyone know it!

I'm sorry, that's all I can say right now. Let's keep the candles going for Melody...

5 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

RIP, Grand Old Mare. Thank you Susan, and everyone out there, for making such a tough choice for her. And thank you all for stepping up and helping her out. We need more folks like you in the world.

Horse Filled Days said...

Farewell Melody, hope you are in a better place now, and running free over the Rainbow Bridge.

http://horsefilleddays.blogspot.com/

Barb AZ said...

Praying for a peaceful journey across the bridge. Melody, you are so loved. Candles here:

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=Meldy

Barb AZ:

http://arizona1-aahsbloggingupdates.blogspot.com/

Mikey said...

Awww, rest in peace Melody. On to greener pastures.

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Ohh that brought tears to my eyes that she was so aware as she was leaving your place Susan. I know she thanks all of you for giving her an end that she wouldn't have gotten without your help.

I am glad her suffering is through but still so saddened that someone did that to her...