Collins Mitchell Pictures & Update
Well, we made it through the first night without too much stress. Collins was extremely dehydrated and colicky, but we are seeing much improvement in both those areas. He is still very wobbly, although every 7 or 8 hours he has been trying to buck. You can see his little brain trying to "get it right". He is spunky some of the time, and others just completely exhausted. But he LOVES to eat. When I was teaching him how to eat out of the bucket he would get really frustrated and kick the wall. He did it quite a few times. (Not hard enough to injure anything but hard enough to let us know that he was not happy). Apparently he has quite the little attitude, which is most likely why he is still here. But he learned about the bucket and that is a very good thing as he slurps the bottle too fast and we didn't want him to get his food in his lungs.
All appearances point to him doing very well, but you just never know for sure. He was coughing a little bit, and has fallen down a few times, but that is probably just newborn foal stuff. His little hoofers had some definite wear due to being chased around so much by that mare. Of course at this age, and not knowing why he was not with his momma, you cannot take anything for granted. But so far he is doing well considering all he went through. He has amazing spunk but is simply worn out by all we went through. So onward and upward, (to borrow Willis's quote) and we will just take it an hour at a time.
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