Baby update

Posted on Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 at 11:13 am

Baby is looking deceptively better since I got back from visiting my family in the midwest. Unfortunately, I think a lot of it is because he had some winter coat growth while I was gone that’s now covering up his obvious lack of muscle. Though, I cautiously noticed that he seems to be walking better on his back legs. His spirits seem higher and he was actively following me around from inside his pen in anticipation of getting some hay. There was a definite weakness about him, but no dragging of his legs behind him. He doesn’t always drag them though and sometimes his back legs seem more functional than they did just hours before.

I’ll have to watch him closely for the next few days to better decide if he’s actually improving or I just happened to keep seeing him walking better.

Tomorrow is a big day for Baby. He’ll be getting two blood draws to recheck his Vitamin E and Selenium levels and a second to test his Copper levels. The blood draws will be preformed by my friend who is a vet tech and then the vials will be driven directly to the clinic that’s treating Baby to be sent out to the lab. I tried to have the Doctor out this week, but she was completely booked and I didn’t want to let this go until next week. I’ve ordered another round of probiotics to begin to give him after the draws, just in case the stress affects his pH.

It’s getting cold here and I hope that will make Baby more comfortable. It always did make him more active.

There’s nothing else to do now, but get that blood to the lab and wait for the results.

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