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Gacela's last chapter.

Av L Viktoria M Sandberg - 1 juni 2015 11:50

Ok I write this for closure for myself and everyone that has been asking. Gacela's diagnose was 'Síndrome de Hipoxia Perinatal', her physical body developed but her neurological system did not follow the development so in the end she could not stand up and coordination remained poor. She was in hospital for 12 days, her bloodtests were ok and she did show a slight progress so I gave her time to see if her system could work it out and develop. I had to pick her up and put her down and feed her foal milk supplement every 3-4 hours as she could not nurse. She did develop physically and became more attentive and personal, less dreamy, fun, always communicating what she wanted out loud, determined to get up and a fighter. She could work out how to crawl under the fence to greet her sisters, she was totally independent in the field, did what she wanted and did not care about walking her own way. After a few weeks she was able to stand up by herself and nurse alittle and she did learn how to eat pellets and hay but not enough for her independent survival. After 1,5 months she was getting big and I could hardly get her on her feet and she was not able to get up by herself anylonger. Of course I came close to her because she developed a big personality and strongly communicated what she wanted, and when you keep a life in your arms and it depends on you for survival you get to somekind of feeling of 'motherhood'. I suppose is natures way to give you strenght to keep going and I would have kept on if there would have been any possibility for further recovery. 

It's a sad story yes because she wanted to live but she had a good time until the end when I had to let go and say goodbye to Ella. Made this little movie for remembering her. I was not able to find much info on similar cases to compare her case with others, perhaps her story can help someone. 

Thank you to both my incredible parents for the best support, especially to Jorge, and Marta who helped me save her, to Ruben, Carlos and Alex for being helpful and stand-in, to Ulla & Stig for emotional support and to everyone else genuinely cheering for her. 

And thank You Ella beautiful little sweatheart for coming to me, I loved you dearly and we wanted the best for you, and we keep you up with our love always. 


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1 juni 2015 20:30

Sweet, sweet little girl. My heart goes out to you all.

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2 juni 2015 22:05

Så ledsen för er skull att hon inte klarade sig, vackra lilla Ella.
Kram <3

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Ingela R

3 juni 2015 10:10

Åh, Viktoria, så tragiskt!

Känner så med dig! Tårarna började rinna redan när jag såg överskriften. Det skär i hjärtat att se de små kämpa för att de så gärna vill leva men att förutsättningarna inte finns. Tunga beslut att fatta. :'(
För några år sedan råkade en granne ut för något liknande med deras stoföl. Men det fölet fick dom ta bort efter 1 månad. Vi grät allihop. Det var hjärtskärande att se det lilla fölet kämpa förtvivlat för hon ville leva.
Usch ja, det är mycket som kan gå fel.
Men som tur är så föds de flesta fölen friska. Du har ju många hästar som kan trösta dig och är ändå lyckligt lottad.
Många kramar

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