A MIRACLE THAT BABY CHRISTMAS is STILL WITH US AND CONTINUING TO FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE.
Baby Christmas was apparently attacked by Coyotes on the range. Luckily, his Mama and the band protected him and fought them off. However, he had already received serious, life threatening injuries that may still lead to his death. :(
Sadly, he remained on the range for another 5? or so days after the attack, which allowed the infection to rage through his body. Issues with the quality of the Colostrum he received from his sweet Mama, combined with the lengthy stretch of time before treatment while being so injured, may still cause him to lose his life.
He was unable to stand when he was brought in, and still cannot stand up by himself. He was in extremely poor condition, being close to emaciated under all that hair, extremely dehydrated, and numerous bites and punctures that had sealed over, locking the infection inside him.
We have been at the emergency vet for 4 days, and he has a 50/50 chance of survival. The last blood work showed that his body was going Septic. We have since started him on different antibiotics, and he is now receiving 4 injections a day. He has so much infection draining out of his body, and is also having issues with his umbilical cord. At this point urine is leaking out, but he would not have a chance at surviving surgery. So we have been using alternate methods to try and treat that issue, although it looks like he will need surgery for that if he survives and after he becomes strong enough.
This precious little man is a fighter. He definitely wants to be here, and he is drinking his milk like a champ. He is just learning about munchies, and every indication from him is that he wants to be here and plans on staying. Whether his body can cash the checks his spirit is writing is another story.
We need lots and lots of prayers. The only reason he is still with us today is that so many folks are praying. We and our Docs are doing every thing possible and then some to help him survive, but it is truly in God's hands.
Our bills are piling up. We want to thank American Wild Horse Campaign for raising funds and paying the $850 for the two bags of life saving Plasma he received.
However, with Skipper''s Vet bill (gelding, x rays and those nasty ski's - hooves he had removed) combined with the ongoing bills from Baby Christmas, it is really going to drain the coffers. We still have other stallions with horrific feet and starvation cases from the Sad 7 to take care of, so any help with the vet bill, Milk Powder, Farrier expenses etc. etc. etc. is very much appreciated.
I will continue the 24/7 care with Baby Christmas until he no longer chooses to fight. However, I do not see him quitting if he has any choice. Please pray for a successful outcome. (He also cannot use his front leg.) Our beloved Baby Christmas is definitely a hot mess.
If you want to donate directly to our vet, here is the information.
1 775-623-0981 and let them know it is for "Palomino - Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang".
PLEASE LET'S "GIT 'ER DONE" ONCE MORE and save these precious lives!!!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO KEEP HELPING US SAVE MORE LIVES, YOU CAN GO TO:
You can go to gofundme
You can go to Paypal
if you would like to help these horses.
->You can donate via check at: (PLEASE NOTE NEW PO BOX #)
Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang,
PO Box # 233
Golconda, NV 89414
You can also donate via credit card by calling Palomino at 530-339-1458.
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.
OUR MAILING ADDRESS HAS CHANGED!
PO BOX 233
GOLCONDA, NV 89414