Saturday, January 24, 2009


Yesterday morning my baby Wesman passed away.
When I went out to the barn in the morning to feed around 6:30 he was sweating profusely and quaking in his stall.
By 8:00 the vets were out and Wesman had begun to ooze a foamy orange-yellow liquid from his mouth and nose.
Originally thinking it was choke we sent a tube down to his stomach to try to dislodge the blockage at which point we noticed the discoloration in his gums and tongue. He had gone into a state of shock.
Immediately after removing the tube, Wesman started to convulse. He tripped and stumbled his way out of the barn before collapsing about 15 feet from the door.
The vet tech and I held his head upright as Wesman tried to drain the fluid from his body. A few short moments later, he was gone.
The vet returned to do a post as he stated he had never seen something like this before-It had come on so quickly that he wanted to further investigate. The best he could come up with was sudden arrhythmia that caused the left side of his heart to stop and his lungs to flood with fluid.

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