It's been awhile since we sent out an update, as we have been busy with the newest baby, PRECIOUS. She requires constant care and we have to lift her up. She is able to walk after we stand her up, but literally has to be lifted on to her feet.
She was dehydrated, starving and extremely cold when we picked her up. We literally didn't think she would make it until we got home. We spent hours tracking down i.v. fluids for her, which was extremely difficult and time consuming considering it was Thanksgiving Eve. After waking up several of our dear friends in the middle of the night, we were able to get her safely settled in about 3:00 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning. (Needless to say our turkey was a bit late as we were out picking up Precious instead of thawing the bird :) )
She is holding on and gaining weight, and we are doing P/T with her so she can regain strength in her back end.
MIKEY & IKEY are doing fabulously, once again thanks to all your support. However Ikey has a hernia, (as you can see in the attached photo) that could be life threatening if it is not fixed in time. We have to stuff the contents back inside him several times a day (very gently of course) and are saying our prayers that it will hold until we can get him his surgery.
We found a wonderful vet that will do it for us, and the total cost, (barring any complications of course) will be about $550. This is $200-$500 less than our best price before that. We are very fortunate (IKEY IS) to have had some wonderful folks donate a total of $275 towards the estimated cost of $550. So we are half way there.
However, IKEY still needs your help. If anyone wants to help this wonderful little orphan to continue to have the best chance at a happy and healthy life, IKEY would so appreciate anything y'all can do to help him get past this.
We here at Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang cannot begin to express our gratitude for all that you do. Without y'all and your loving support, there would be no miracle mustangs, and man have we had a few of those. So please keep up your awesome support for these critical little orphans we get. You are doing God's work, caring for His creatures and making such a difference not only in their lives, but for all the folks who are involved and come to visit. We have been so blessed to become part of such a wonderful community who shares in all our rescues.
God bless and stay safe.
Mikey & Ikey are doing fabulously.