And Henry, Too.

While Presto’s foal fort experiment was a failure, the muzzle was a success. He was really angry about it, but yesterday he wasn’t colicky at all. He got extra fluids and more plasma via his IV, and this morning they’re going to re-ultrasound to see how his small intestine looks. Fingers majorly crossed for a less angry, more normal looking intestine so that he can try having some milk again.

Amidst all of this going on with Presto, Henry has been a bit of the forgotten child. Luckily he doesn’t seem to mind, and everyone was more than willing to make sure he was taken care of while I was gone. The barn worker kept him fly sprayed, and Karen even went over once last week to give him cookies. Apparently he was not derpy around her, which makes me think it really must be me.

no shortage of derp when I’m around

I came home to a fat, sassy Henry who seemed happy to see me (it’s probably just because I equal more cookies, but whatever) and seems to have not missed a beat. And, honestly, being around him has really helped to raise my spirits in general. My thoughts are still always with Presto, but Henry provides some much needed levity to the current situation. It’s funny, before Presto was born I was stressing out about which shows I was going to get to and how badly I needed a dressage lesson, blah blah blah. All of that is on hold now, and none of it really feels like it matters that much. I’m just really thankful to have Henry.

Really hoping that we get some good news for Presto with today’s ultrasound… little dude has been fighting so hard for so long, he deserves to have things start getting a little easier for him.

19 thoughts on “And Henry, Too.

  1. Henry is good for the soul and cookies are good for Henry.

    How does the whole muzzling Presto work? Is he on a fast and just getting nutrients through iv?


  2. Thank god for our horses to raise our spirits when we really need it. And that’s great news about the muzzle working – fingers crossed that Presto starts showing improvements as quickly as he first fell ill!!

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  3. It always amazes me how a good horse and a good ride can just put life into perspective and lighten your mood. After 20 years, you’d think I’d just KNOW that by now…

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  4. Derpy Henny ftw!!
    I am so glad you have him to lift your spirits.
    Keeping everything crossable crossed that Presto’s fast helped!! Upward and onward, little dude!!

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  5. I’m glad you have Henry to lift your spirits and give you a mental break from Presto for at least a few minutes at a time. Fingers crossed the ultrasound brings good news!


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