Monday, March 10, 2014

Maisie's Trip To The Big City

Only Maisie could show up at one of the biggest equine centers in the country and find a veterinarian on staff in rotation from the University of MN who had experience with ruminants.  

She was a very good girl, standing still so they could take multiple pictures.  None gave us any definitive information, but we did get to ask a lot of questions about size and shape of her insides and what the chances were of it passing or staying put and how invasive the surgery options were...  



Surgery is not a good option.  Staying in the rumen isn't great either, but would probably be okay for awhile.  Passing it on through would be best...if it passed without trouble. So, we wait and watch and watch and watch.  Maisie has no idea why momma is hanging out with her so much, but she thinks that's pretty great.  Momma just wishes beyond wishes that she was hanging out just for fun.

Here's a shot of us riding over to the clinic in the back of the horse trailer.  She did a great job :-). 


"Thanks, dad, for taking the afternoon off to drive me to the clinic.  It was much less scary with my mom there."


29 comments:

aarond said...

Poor Maisie, I hope nothing is too seriously wrong with her. Keep us posted.

Fiona said...

She must have been a joy to the vet's..sweet and well behaved! Is she feeling well?

Marcy Doane said...

Thanks for the update. Keeping fingers crossed that it comes out the other end!

Linda said...

So many people worrying about Maisie--she has to feel all that positive energy!

I need orange said...

What Marcy said.

Thinking about you all!

amyfibre said...

What Marcy said...

I'll be praying for productive poop!

Miha Giustina said...

If she pulled through and survived her tiny 3-lb birth weight, and all of the subsequent health-related setbacks, I am sure she will find a way to go through this as well. She is champion! LOVE MAISIE!💝

Andee said...

I hope it passes smoothly!

Maureen said...

Go Maisie Go!

(and I mean that literally....)

;)

Auntie Reg said...

Come on Maisie pass the string and no seconds!!!

Spinners End Farm said...

Fingers crossed and appropriate offerings made to the sheep goddess!

LannieK said...

What an outing :-)
Let's have a good OUT-come! Sooner the better!
Hope you are feeling a tad bit better, Mom/Dad. Rest. Relax.
)))hugs(((

Stacey at Fearn Abbey Needleworks said...

Awww. Poor baby. Prayers from Scotland.

small farm girl said...

I wonder if the stomach will "chew" up the string? Hopefully everything will come out in the end. (Sorry, I just had to.) Good Luck.

Michelle said...

I do hope it passes soon!

Lori Skoog said...

So far so good. Hang in there Maisie...dump that twine! Thank you Sara and Saint Tim, for taking such good care of all your animals. Big hugs from Skoog Farm and could you please give Maisie a cookie?

Tombstone Livestock said...

Kudos to St. Tim for making Maisie a priority, you two make a good pair of animal family parents.

Alice said...

You are so devoted stewards of your farm family. I hope this dilemma passes soon.

Keechy said...

Come on Maisie, feel better for mama!

Sandra Morris said...

I hope all goes well!

Kaye Myers said...

Big adventures for a little sheepie...though, "knowing" Ms. Maisie I am surprised she didn't insist on doing the
driving.....
Keep faith, Mama.

I'm gonna tell Mom! said...

I am concerned for YOU as well as Maisie. She, after all, is obviously clueless to her dilemna, where YOU are worried and watchful, and probably losing some sleep. I hope this all has a Happy Ending!
kim

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

KNOW that she was the last thought I had last night and the posting was the FIRST thing I look at this morning. Prayers from Scotland to Idaho........HAS to have a good 'ending'. Hugs to both of you.
What is it about sheep that makes operating so difficult?

Far Side of Fifty said...

Thanks for the update Sara, I am certain you are worried sick. Waiting is so difficult. Still praying for Maisie:)

Shirley said...

"This too shall pass" and I'm not talking about time!

Susan said...

Shoot - I am behind in my reading and just finding out about the trouble. I sure hope that twine works its way out or behaves itself in Maisie's rumen. I am sending healing thoughts your way. Poor Maisie. Poor Maisie's Mom.

Melanie Crawford Greene said...

Thinking of you and Miss Maisie. Oh, the things we do for our animals!

Michaele said...

Oh how worrisome! Did they see anything? We still have that 5% chance that she didn't eat it. You are in my thoughts.

Jo said...

Oh Maisie, you are such a special girl and I continue to pray that the nasty isn't in your tummy at all, or that it passes through. Enjoy Momma's presence. She loves you and cares for you a LOT. xxx

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