||Seven weeks old|
||Cookeville, Tennessee, USA|
Sally is a Miniature Mule who is one month old in this picture.
She was given very little chance for survival as she had puss pockets
all over one lung. I had to give her three shots a day and beat her
chest like a child with CF, plus a syringe of vitamins everyday. She
went for her three week check up and the Vet Clinic couldn't believe
it. They said they really didn't think she would make it. Everyone
said you don't know Helen's determination and that I refused to let
her go. She is every beat of my heart and doing great now. She is
three months ahead of her age in everything she does.
She has fought so hard. Got a great report on her check-up today.
Somehow the infection went through her navel, the doctor said nothing
we could have done would have stopped it. She has a lot of scar
tissue yet but that will probably be that way for a long time,
possibly forever, but we went into this knowing that. The vet said
that my constant love and vigilance saved her life. She is a typical
foal now, but way ahead of her age. She was eating grain and grass by
five days old, and has been rolling over since she was six weeks. That is
one of her favorite things to do, up to nine times over at once on
the ground. She loves to give nuzzle kisses, loves her back
scratched, loves people, is just a show off. She still has to be put
up if there is a threat of rain as she can still chill easily. Her
vet is in love with her, his little miracle child.
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