Have mercy on me, I am supposed to be the strong one - page 6

This is not a Nursing issue, but I had a very bad night tonight. First I get to work and get a phone call about 1930 from my husband that my Mare is in foal and something is wrong. I've had her... Read More

  1. by   Darlene K.
    I am so sorry....
  2. by   Mr Who
    I concur with all the thoughtful and heartfelt well wishes.

    You truly have a dear and remarkable friend in your mare, I normally reserve my prayers for humans, but in her case I will make an exception.
  3. by   NurseDennie
    Cat -

    Wow, I'm glad the mare turned the corner and seems to be on the road to recovery. Thank heaven!! for that second vet!!

    I really appreciate the story about your horse saving your little boy from the other horses. It really taught me a lesson. I've never liked horses and never thought they were intelligent enough to do anything like that. I guess maybe the way they're brought up has a lot to do with how they act as grown up horses.

    I'm glad she's doing better. I'm sorry you lost your foal.


  4. by   catrn10
    Update on Khaia, she is doing very well and appears to be making a full recovery despite the odds. I don't think she'll ever have another foal, but I don't care. I don't intend to try and find out. Thank you all for your prayers and support. You've really helped me in my time of need, thanks again...Cat
  5. by   CCL"Babe"
    So glad to hear she is on the mend. My heart goes out to you and your family Khaia included..
  6. by   catrn10
    Khaia passed away peacefully during the night of December 31, 2003. She had lost weight dramatically over the course of a two week period, and the vet could find no cause. I had resorted to feeding her by hand for the last several days and she rallied and began to eat , drink and stand without assistance. She even trotted over to me the day before she died. I was totally shocked to find her dead the following morning. Kadence, her pasture mate, stood over her until they came to bury her. He has always "Freaked out" when separated from her and run the fence, trying to get back to her, but he stayed calmly in his stall and watched her burial. He hasn't freaked out since. I believe he knew and understood she was gone forever. I took her death rather badly, and still cry when I look out to where she is buried. I will miss her for the rest of my days. there will never be another like her.
  7. by   NurseyBaby'05
    After all you have been through with your mare, I am really sorry. I just signed up to this BB this summer and was reading your story today. I send you peace.
  8. by   nursemike
    Hadn't seen this thread, before. Phew--it's a tough, but inspiring one.

    My heartfelt condolences for your loss (both of them) even as I rejoice in such a magnificent life.

    I'm no theologist, but in my heart-of-hearts I just can't imagine a universe in which you won't see her again, someday.
  9. by   NeuroICURN
    I too just started reading this thread today. What an amazing horse she must have been!!! Thank you for sharing your stories.

    I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Animals become like members of our families and we love them just as much!

    My heart breaks for you and your family. I hope that someday you will be able to look out to where she is and not feel the pain of her loss, rather the warmth of her life.

    Take care,
  10. by   Gompers
    i'm so sorry to hear about your loss. i just read this thread for the first time and was so happy when i read the part where she made a full recovery. i was not prepared for the update to this post today, and i'm sure you weren't either. take care, and again, i'm so sorry.

    just this side of heaven is a place called rainbow bridge.

    when an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to rainbow bridge. there are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. there is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

    all the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by.
    the animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

    they all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. his bright eyes are intent; his eager body quivers. suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

    you have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. the happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

    then you cross rainbow bridge together....

    author unknown...
  11. by   TexasPoodleMix
    God bless you. She is running right now in perfect weather through grassy fields. You will see her again. :angel2:
  12. by   jnette
    Wow. I'm deeply touched. ((((((((((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))))))
  13. by   leslie :-D
    oh cat, your story touched me deeply. my love for horses cannot compare...

    when i was little and used to watch the cowboy movies, i would cry when a horse got hurt....didn't phase me about anything happening to the cowboy.

    i too, share texaspoodlemix's vision of her running through a grassy field, with her baby foal alongside her. give time a chance and much much peace to you.