We figured out what’s going on with Price and unfortunately, his prognosis isn’t good. It turns out he has Cushing’s. This is an incurable inflammation of the pituitary gland. He will need medication daily for the rest of his life, which sadly may not be too long. He’s in the late stages of it and my biggest fear is he may not make it through the winter because the only place we can afford to board him only has a lean to and no stalls. Cushing’s makes it very difficult for horses to regulate their body temperature. I’m doing everything I can to find a cheap place with stalls so he’ll have a little longer and so when he passes, he’ll be nice and warm inside. The last thing I want is to find him gone in the middle of a snowy pasture. At this point, I would adopt him out to a family that would have no trouble caring for him but out here, people don’t buy older horses especially with illnesses. They only buy horses they can ride for many years or horses that can do pulling and things like that. Price will never be fit to do any of those things. If I can somehow get the money to get him into a good barn, he’ll spend the rest of his days just being brushed, loved on, and most importantly, cozy and warm. We don’t even know if we’ll be able to afford the medicine he’ll need. When the vet visits in December, I may have to make a difficult choice if his quality of life isn’t good enough.
|So, I finally got Myles to the vet and he’s not in the best of shape, though the major issues are further down the line in his life. His heart murmur is still low because he’s so young but he has a light bacterial and fungal outbreak over his skin due to allergies I was unaware of. I bought a medicated shampoo while I was there so that is under control. The vet also told me contrary to popular belief, the surgery to fix his knee caps isn’t something to do later but something to prevent things like arthritis, which he is already showing signs of. He’s only 3 and a half. She doesn’t think he will live as long as most Maltese but I’d rather he have a short, comfortable life than a long, unhealthy one. Therefore, I’ve decided to get him his knee surgery as soon as I can. It is between $2000 and $2500 plus the money for him post-op wheelchair. As some of you know, I’m trying to get into the doTERRA business but for that I have to spend money to make money so handing over that much money right now is impossible. I’ve decided to ask for your help. If any of you would like to donate to help Myles get his surgery, please note me. Whether it 5 cents or a dollar, anything is a help.|
I love writing stories and drawing and my friend told me about DA so I couldn't help but make an account! It's kind of obvious I write a lot of yaoi too. My main hobby is cosplaying. It's tons of fun! I'm currently working on a Red XIII fursuit for the Animaritime. I also am working towards completing my goal of opening my own rescue ranch.|
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