Just wanted to let ya'll know what is happening with "Little Mister". We finally got home tonight around 7:00 ish give or take - was too tired to even look at the clock and wanted to get him settled. We went straight to our vet before we came home, as the Doc we were going to see in Nevada wasn't available today.
By the time we were nearly home, I was pretty scared. Little Mister was not feeling well at all, and we found out he has a very bad case of pneumonia. This weather is causing havoc with the health of so many little ones, and it got him good.
We did blood tests, and the good news is that they show that his mommy had some really good colostrum.:) So good in fact that the vet was surprised he is so sick. The test showed he had lots of protection from mommy, but sometimes that is still not enough. His heart rate was elevated and his gut sounds are slow, but the vet said that is most likely a side effect from being so sick from the pneumonia. He had a fever of 103.8 last night, and then it was low, around 98, today. So he is not feeling his best.
Please, please please say prayers for him. Ask your friends and family to say their prayers, as this is quite serious. He is on i.v. fluids and antibiotics etc. that the vet prescribed. We are doing every thing we can, and we will be giving him 24/7 care, but we need your help and prayers. He is a special guy with lots of personality, and I know someday he will be an awesome horse for someone.
He is such a little doll, and we want to see him grow up and lose the "little" in Little Mister. :)
Thank you so much for always being there.