Good Vibes

Estella’s spinal tap and blood work are scheduled for today. I really wish I could be there, but I already took off Monday to be there for the vet. Harry is going to hold her and I know she will be in good hands, but I still wish I...

Bills, Bills, Bills

I recently decided to have another vet check out Estella just to see what they think about her current condition. Although she is looking so good, she could use a little more muscle. I also find her standing “wonky” sometimes, even though her bum leg has improved significantly. So...

Staying Positive

Everything has been going really well lately and I think that most of it is attitude. Since we started treating Estella for EPM it has been really hard for me to be positive. I might make a big effort, then something happens and it all comes crashing down and I am...

Quick Update

Although I have lots of interesting, thought-provoking posts in the works, I haven’t had time to finish them. In the meantime, here is a little update on Estella: She recently started a 14 day treatment for her neurological problems (not to treat the EPM, but to treat the symptoms)....

Life Updates

Life has been absolutely crazy lately. Like always… I haven’t had a chance to post much because…. My boyfriend and I made these super awesome Halloween costumes. But seriously, they took like a year to make. I wish I was exaggerating. The week before Halloween was Lego Hell. But we...

Jackpot

I rode in my new saddle for the third time yesterday. I moved the saddle back, added another pad, moved the saddle back some more, shortened my stirrups and….jackpot! It was perfect! I got on and felt that same “home” feeling that I felt when I originally tried it....

Orogin EPM Treatment – Day 4 – 7

Day 4/5/6/7 (10/24/14-10/27/14) I  was obviously not great about updating this every few days, so here goes: Weight: Staying consistent, maybe improving some. Since she wasn’t very under weight to begin with, she is still looking good. Muscle: Today (day 7) was the first day I noticed a clear difference in her muscle....

Orogin EPM Treatment – Day 2 & 3

Day 2/3 (10/22/14-10/23/14) Weight: No major changes. Muscle: Maybe it is her winter hair coming in, but her spine is far from visible. Huge difference from Sunday, less than a week ago. I tried feeling if it was hair or muscle and it feels pretty solid. The telling point will be...

EPM Update

On Saturday I got the results back from Estella’s blood test that we sent out to Pathogenes. They run 3 different tests, SAG 1, 5 and 6 that relate to 3 different antigens. Her results were 4, 32, and 2, respectively. They say anything over 4 means an immune response,...

As Luck Would Have It

Apparently my saddle was going to be delivered yesterday. I didn’t get the email with the tracking number, had no idea it was shipping, and therefore wasn’t able to pay the import fees. So my saddle should be here, but isn’t. Hopefully it comes today. Estella definitely needs another...