I'm so tired and soooooo stressed out! This has been such a long hard day! First I will start by telling you about Hunter's surgery. We arrived at the hospital around 6am, he was taken back and prepped for surgery. The actual surgery only lasted about 30minutes. I held it together until they took him back to the operating room, I had to turn my head to cry so that I wouldn't upset him. The surgeon came out at 8:30, said all went fine and he was in recovery. So he sent us back to be with him and said he would be ready to leave in less than an hour. Then the surgeon was called out for emergency surgery at another hospital. As soon as Hunter woke up he started kicking and screaming! They had to line the bed around the bedrails with pillows to keep him from hurting himself! They were giving him Morphine and it was just like he had nothing for pain! I am the same way with Morphine! They had to wait for some of it to leave his system before they could give him a stronger pain medication. That was so hard to sit there and watch him scream, knowing that I could do nothing to help him.
Then he started vomiting constantly! Even with an ice chip he would vomit as soon as it hit his stomach. Then he wouldn't wake up because of the other pain medication and when he did he was complaining of his chest hurting. The nurse called for the recovery doctor that was on call and he didn' t have a clue! I think he was actually getting nervous about Hunter having so much pain. At one point he looked and me and Richard and said "I don't know, maybe if he gets worse you could bring him back tonight or call....well, I don't know, what do you all think?" I was sooooo mad. In the end Hunter was in recovery from 8:30am to 12:30pm! It is now 7pm and he is still vomiting and has not been able to hold anything down, not even his pain medication! I have a feeling this will be a long night for him. I'm afraid that he will get dyhdrated. He has not had anything in his system since 10pm last night!
Now for more bad news, I will back up several hours. We got up this morning at 3:45am to make the trip to the hospital and since we didn't know how long we would be gone, we decided to go ahead and feed the horses. Well, you may know where this story is going.....my chocolate horse did not make it! Richard went out at 4am and he was down and passed away a few minutes later! I was so upset and mad! It was such a sad thing to happen, he had once been such a beautiful horse! Richard called one of his friends that early to see if he could come and bury him while we were gone to the hospital. We really hated to put that on someone else but Hunter really couldn't miss this appointment! So when we arrived back home all was taken care of and he now rests down beside Eb's Private Treaty (another one of my horsey babies that we lost at the age of 24)
I am so ready for this day to end!