By Palomino Armstrong,
BABY CHRISTMAS is fighting for his life.
Another 911 Call. Walking into my physical therapy appointment I heard the phone. It was Mo, and she was calling about an orphan foal who was down and had spent the night cold and frozen in the snow. He had a leg injury and was unable to rise.
So that was the end of my appointment. I called Matt and asked him to go with me and off we went. Baby Christmas is in horrific shape. He was apparently attacked days ago by a coyote or a cat. He has very infected puncture wounds on both sides of his neck. He is leaking fluids from his nostrils, which may be indicative of an internal puncture. (At this time the risk of scoping would be too dangerous.) He is on antibiotics for this and the other injuries.
He was extremely dehydrated, which shows he has not been nursing for some time. When these babies are injured and have infections raging through their bodies, they can appear to be nursing and not actually be intaking fluids. Christmas was crashing when we arrived at the vet. Thankfully he had some initial critical care by Maureen and Lynn when he was picked up and transported. It was just enough to keep him alive.
It actually seemed like he was leaving when we first started the IV fluids. But thankfully after a couple bags of fluid he started coming back around, and we could see he was still struggling to stay with us.
This baby is beyond fragile and his condition is as critical as they come. His front leg was buckled under him and he was put in a splint. He then received meds and was tubed. He is now tucked carefully into our nursery at Chilly Pepper.
We have a big vet bill today and just a few days ago we had an enormous one when we took in Skipper. He was gelded and had his feet trimmed and although still very sore, is doing well considering.
We now have 4 milk babies and are going through about $600 in milk per week. We still have gelding, farrier work and extensive care for the Sad 7, as well as expenses for the rest of the kids at the rescue.
Please help us with BABY CHRISTMAS & the medical and ongoing expenses for the Sad Seven.
BABY CHRISTMAS needs a CHRISTMAS MIRACLE !!
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:
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.