We lost our big boy Jed on Thursday

Discussion in 'Equine' started by painterswife, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. diffident3

    diffident3 Active Member

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    You make me feel sorry again.
    Would abstain from interacting for sometime.
    Meant no affront. Sorry.
     
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  2. Lisa in WA

    Lisa in WA Formerly LisainN.Idaho Supporter

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    You shouldn't abstain from posting, just realize that words on a screen might be taken differently than in person when you can see expressions. You sound like you have a lot of good advice.
     
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  3. Bret

    Bret Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Sorry for you huge loss. He was a Beaut.

    Perfect pictures. Noticed the flag too. Salute. Such a pretty background.

    All the best.
     
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  4. diffident3

    diffident3 Active Member

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    Yes I do and can be helpful.
     
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  5. diffident3

    diffident3 Active Member

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    Thanks
     
  6. aoconnor1

    aoconnor1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Diffident3, surely you don't need to stop posting, but as Lisa said, sometimes words come across in a way you don't mean for them to sound! I have had horses all of my adult life, as well as owning horses as a child. I have dealt with almost all illnesses and most injuries, as I do a lot rescue, rehab work for a couple of counties in my area, as well as several vets who have clients that can't afford the vet care long term on certain injuries, so they send them to me and I do the work for a lot less.

    I was not offended by your posts about my badly injured mare, but I was certainly put off by them! I knew what I was doing, I have world class vet care immediately available to me at all times, and I have done a ton of injury care. Kind words would have sufficed on that thread as I was deeply distressed over that mares injury, but not about the injury care, if you understand what I mean?!
     
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  7. diffident3

    diffident3 Active Member

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    I surely now understand .
    You are doing a very good job.
    I congratulate you about your noble work.
    You are a noble soul.
    Thanks for your kind support.
    I need to be careful about what goes into print.
    I am 70 and 6 days.
    Joined as Resident Vet in
    1972 31 September.
    Taking care of 85 yearlings produced at my Farm.
    Produced 12 Derby winners.
    Have tons of ideas experience and success stories.
    Travelled widely visiting farms in UK USA France
    Have transported accompanied Race horses from Delhi to South Korea Finally to Arlington Pasadena and Hollywood work via Anchorage in Cargo planes. Trained under Dr Steve Jackson at Kentucky Equine Research at Lexington ,
    Dr Redden Hoof specialist .
    This was to put things in proper perspective before somebody makes me look foolish .
     
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  8. TerryR

    TerryR Well-Known Member

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    Very sorry to hear this.
    I just lost my Arabian 21 yrs old to COLIC on May 29th.
    Thurs afternoon looked sick, called vet, he made it that evening. Tubed him, figured that would do him.
    Next afternoon got home from work, a pool of sweat in the barn. The moaning was horendes.
    Vet said he'd be there in 1.5 hrs about.
    Cricket took his last breath just as the vet pulled in the driveway.
    It was the worst thing I've ever seen. The pain was massive.
    I told my wife get rid of our pony Sassy.
    I was done.
    I couldn't go thru that again.
    I've changed my mind now.
    It sure does hurt.
    You sure had a BEAUTIFUL horse.
    Very, very sorry!
     
  9. Irish Pixie

    Irish Pixie *under construction

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    I'm so sorry for your loss as well, Terry.
     
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  10. TerryR

    TerryR Well-Known Member

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    Thank you IP.
    This thread has helped me to understand, and COPE with this.
    I feel terrible saying this, but he was much closer in my heart, than some humans I'm related to.
    He was a very GOOD horse..
    I don't mean to take over your thread, Painterswife.
     
  11. aoconnor1

    aoconnor1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    TerryR, I'm so sorry to hear about your boy:-( My condolences....it is so hard to lose one so loved.
     
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  12. painterswife

    painterswife Sock puppet reinstated Supporter

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    Terry. I am sorry. Your story is so like ours. I still miss Jed so much. My thoughts are with you. It is a devastating situation
     
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  13. MO_cows

    MO_cows I calls em like I sees em

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    Sorry for your loss. He was a good looking horse.
     
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