emily and midnight - adopted!
Midnight and his companion of many years, Emily, arrived at Blue Horse Rescue on January 18th, 2017. They were settling into their new foster home and doing really well until this past Wednesday when the little gelding Midnight began to show signs of colic. Our vet determined that it would be best for Midnight to be seen at Steinbecks Country Equine. Once there, after more extensive diagnostics, it was determined that Midnight's colic was not a medical fix and that surgery was needed to save this little one. Midnight was immediately prepped and on his way.
It was a long and grueling day for Midnight - five hours of surgery while his friend Emily anxiously waited for him to return to their stall. (Emily accompanied Midnight to keep him company during this long ordeal). Midnight's surgery did take an unexpected turn and we learned that this little guy had been eating hair and sticks at some point. Not at all what we expected to hear.
Great news as Midnight continues to work his way back! He is now eating small frequent meals of freshly grown soft, moist grass and doing really well with it. Last night the IV fluids were discontinued and we are hoping that he will start drinking again on his own, very soon - sometimes it takes a bit. The next step will be to begin weaning him off the pain medication. The goal is, with steady progress over the next few days, Midnight will be going home on Friday!
Midnight continued to heal and recover from his colic surgery very nicely over the next six weeks, and ... the really great news is that Emily and Midnight's amazing foster mom, Vicki, has adopted them both! We are so thrilled to have been able to help Midnight thru a major colic and then to have him and Emily be adopted together is incredible.