Chilly Pepper - WARRIOR - Update. Doc was here - Still about 50/50 Chance of Surviving.... Prayers Please! He still needs YOUR help!
Update. Yesterday, Doc came out again. And YET AGAIN!
Yesterday, we finally got an x-ray. Doc was also able to yank out some pieces of bone that were dying and coming to the surface. It didn't hurt Warrior, but it did my heart, just a bit.
The good news is that is skull was not caved in. Some of the bad news is that he has a pocket of pus above his eye, just in front of his brain. Could that be the reason he went all goofy on me? Pressure on the brain can easily cause that.
For those of you that don't know, I had a situation where he kind of had me pinned in a corner. I was calm, but absolutely aware that any action on his part could have killed me. I screwed up and thought just because we did the same thing every single day since he got here, that something couldn't change. I was trapped in the corner and dealing with a completely different horse. It was like he wasn't even there. His eyes were empty and something was definitely wrong.
Thankfully, God was protecting me and I got out of the situation. Never in my life have I seen a horse do exactly that, but it was a lesson well learned. By the end of treatment he was relaxed and we were back in a good space.
So many things could happen here. We don't know if his bone will heal completely. If his bone dies, so does he. Will the infection spread to his brain? We hope not, but that spot seemed to be putting pressure on his brain. (We are treating that with the clay and the infection is slowly draining, which alleviates the swelling and pressure). As swelling goes down, I keep finding new areas of injury. He has a spot on the side of his face, close to his teeth that is swollen, feels very broken and is extremely painful to the touch. Will all his dead pieces of bone come to the surface, or will they get locked inside, building up infection? Will he spook and hit is head, smashing it open? He is so compromised from his injury, his head will always be so vulnerable. The scenarios are endless, and I'm pretty sure that is why Doc said he still has about a 50/50 chance of making it, maybe a tiny bit more? He said the fact that he is still eating is big. He said he didn't want to give him less than 50/50 because he has made it so far. "Just keep doing what you are doing", is what he told me.
So right now it's just "today". I take care of him, spend lots of time with him and we go through our routine. He definitely has some healing going on. Will he live? We have absolutely no idea. I will fight with him until he says no. But he is AMAZING, and I am so in love with him. The vet bill is $1400 prior to the ranch call and the x-rays yesterday. All Warrior wants me to do is hang out and scratch him and talk to him. That is when he is the most relaxed. It's funny, but loose in the chute is where he is the most confident, and that's where we hang out.
Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to help him. We need lots of prayers, as well as funds for the everyday costs of doing what we do.
THANK YOU for saving him and giving him a chance. I know for sure, no matter what happens, he is getting so much love and is so obviously enjoying being loved.
If you want to see a beautiful video, depicting his normal state of mind, go to:
Please donate to help with his vetting, and ongoing care. We spent over $4000 to get him bailed, transported and for me to get to NV.
I appreciate any help and especially prayers for this beautiful soul.
New Venmo - @WIN-dba-ChillyPepper
New CashAp - $ChillyPepperMM
(Win dba Chilly Pepper)
We need to raise close to $5000 to bail, transport, get her vetted and treat her injuries, not to mention feed her for months. Let's be her miracle!
THANK YOU, ALL OF YOU, FOR BEING SO AMAZING FOR THESE PRECIOUS SOULS! YOU are the reason so many lives are saved!
I will keep fighting the good fight as long as I can afford to. I so appreciate all of you and so do the critters.
If you want to help with the Vet Bill, call Goldendale Veterinary at 509-773-0369.
I appreciate every single one of our Chilly Pepper Family. God has truly blessed this rescue!
Have a safe, blessed and life saving 2023!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:
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Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang,
PO Box # 233
Golconda, NV 89414
You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.
Venmo - @WIN-dba-ChillyPepper
NO MATTER HOW BIG OR HOW SMALL - WE SAVE THEM ALL!
SAVING GOD'S CRITTERS - FOUR FEET AT A TIME
Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang, WIN Project - Rescue & Rehab
We are now part of the WIN Organization
WIN (WILD HORSES IN NEED) is a 501c3 IRS EIN 55-0882407_
If there are ever funds left over from the cost of the rescue itself, the monies are used to feed, vet, care for and provide shelter and proper fencing for the animals once they are saved.
Ways To Donate
Venmo - @WIN-dba-ChillyPepper
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Paypal - Palomino@chillypepper.org
Via check Chilly Pepper PO Box 233 Golconda, NV 89414
OUR MAILING ADDRESS
PO BOX 233
GOLCONDA, NV 89414