Saturday, November 27, 2010

I Love Denali's Vet

I just got off the phone with Denali's vet. Denali was a good girl today for turn out, was super easy to catch, and stood quietly for grooming. Good girl Nawlers. I feel bad that I didn't make it out there, but I'm still recovering from our roller coaster ride.

Then the vet made my year.

She offered to keep Denali at her barn, and do physical therapy with her for a beyond reasonable price. I started to cry. It is unbelievably generous of her, and I am eternally grateful for her offer. In exchange I am going to work with one of her rescue horses. Gulp. I'm a bit nervous, but I'm up for a challenge, especially if it mean that my husband and I can afford to treat Denali. I explained to her my work I do at the Giant Warmblood Barn, and said I would see about saving up hours to get some professional training put on this mare of hers.

We still do not understand why Denali did the sudden turn around, we may never understand horses are amazing creatures. We are just thankful for snow! There are too many coincidences to think that there isn't a higher power at work here, and this coming from a person who doesn't consider herself religious.

We have cancelled the truck and are going to go with it to see how she does. The vet is going to start to evaluate Denali this week to see how her neurological signs look. If all looks good then she is going to incorporate Denali into her herd so Denali can HOPEFULLY learn how to be a horse too. This is done in baby steps, but hell, I'll take baby steps!! We are taking this in a guarded sense of hope, we know we still might lose her, and it might be something totally out of the blue, but at this point I like hope.

22 comments:

Amanda said...

I love her vet too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay for Denali's vet!!! She just made a lot of people really happy =)

Joanne (Jo) L. Belasco, Esq. said...

Wow! Just wow! What amazingly wonderful good news. What an incredible vet! I hope you'll be doing a blog about the horse you'll be working with. :-)

Now That's A Trot! said...

That is amazing news!

I hope at least you can get off of the roller coaster... The switches between high and low are killers!

Rebecca said...

Yay!! I have been behind on reading your posts, but I am so happy to read about the support from your vet! Give Denali a big hug from all of your readers. :)
~Rebecca

Rebecca said...

This is just getting better and better. I know that things can turn very quickly, but this all sure feels like a Thanksgiving miracle to me. :)

Frizzle said...

*Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!* That is my dolphin/pig Squeel of Delight. :-) Man, the news from Camp Denali just keeps getting better and better!

Your vet sounds like such a kind, caring person. I'm sure she's got a lot of good karma coming her way!

I, too, feel that there's a higher power at work here -- maybe part of it is the power of positive thought. There are so many people thinking of Denali and hoping/praying that she will get better. If it's made a difference for the positive, that's truly amazing! I know you don't want to get your hopes up too high (and of course you need to be realistic), but try to look on the bright side.
We're all here for you. :-)
Go, Denali, go! Woooohoooo!!

Anonymous said...

This made me feel very happy. I'll keep on hoping and sending go thoughts your way. Go Denali Go!

Kate said...

Your vet is indeed great! I'm hoping for continued improvement - sometimes neurological things (EPM or whatever it is - could have been some sort of rhino virus) do improve on their own, and the PT should be very helpful.

Leah Fry said...

Great news. I hope everything works out for all involved. Sounds like you're in for some new adventures, too.

achieve1dream said...

That is so incredible! What a fantastic vet! I'm so happy for you. I will keep sending good thoughts and prayers that she continues to improve!

Stacey said...

GO DENALI!!!

Mare said...

That's AMAZING! And that's an awesome vet! Hope is a pretty unbelievable things, as is love...

Shannon said...

What an emotionally exhausting time you've had! And what a miracle...for better or worse, it's still a second chance. Hugs and continued good thoughts coming your way.

Marissa said...

Just caught up on your last 4 posts... such amazing news! The snow was definitely divine intervention, no doubt about it. I think all of our prayers were answered (and I'm not really that religious either)! I hope the physical thereapy works, and I hope you find a permanent solution for your girl. This is such a fantastic turn of events. I love that slideshow video... and (in response to your earlier post) we don't hate you -- we are thrilled!

Laura M. said...

Holy Miracles! Amazing and what a blessing! I'm so excited to hear about Denali's sudden turnaround and rehab plan :)

Dream Valley Ranch said...

Oh my gosh-what a wonderful offer and exchange!!! Your vet sounds incredible!!! I don't know what we would do without the incredible professional people in our animal's lives! And I am super excited that Denali is doing so well right now! You are both so wise and kind to take this whole situation one day at a time. Monster hugs to the beautiful Denali!
Sue and the crew!

Ashley said...

It's all the prayers girl...support systems like the ones you had going for you do amazing things. Lets just keep up the prayers and keep watching Denali's miracle! Praise God for this!!!!

Sydney_bitless said...

WOW! Thats great news. I think she seen how much you love your horse.

Anonymous said...

Hurray! I've been praying and thinking a lot about you this past week and started crying when I read this. I'm so excited for you and hope this is only the start of an uphill journey to recovery.

in2paints said...

I am SO happy for you and Denali! What luck that it snowed, the truck didn't come, and Denali is starting to feel better!! :)

Horses can do some amazing things, that's for sure.

eventer79 said...

Holy wow! I just got back in state and read this and I am SOOO excited for you. This is fantastic! I have fingers crossed for the physical therapy -- some powers somewhere are seriously smiling on you. Goooo Denali!!! (and vet!!!)

allhorsestuff said...

So totally incredible, your vet, your Denali's recovery process...and the new plan!!!
Your body should be feeling it...take care