Friday, 22 April 2011

Not A Good Friday.

Hi everyone this is Ben, writing this blog post for Mum.
Mum was worried that the baby wasn't feeding very well last night, so milked the Mum and gave it to the foal. This morning Mum was down the Stables really early and the Foal seemed really cold. Mum put a chair in the Barn and Dad and Mum took it in turns, to sit with the Foal on their laps to warm it up. She rang the emergency Vet, who advised warming the foal as we were doing and rubbing some Honey on its gums to stimulate the sucking reflex. Which we did. Mum also milked Tinkerbell to keep the milk flowing and to keep it in the fridge.
Mum gave me the Foal to hold while she popped indoors and the Foal started labouring. By the time Mum got back to me, the Foal had died in my arms.
Mum is distraught and won't be around for a while. As you can imagine she is now totally stressed out and desperately worried about the other Mums. Especially as we have already lost Lil and her Foal. Its all been very traumatic as Mum Loves her Ponies very much.
I just wanted to let you all know on Mum's behalf.
Ben

47 comments:

rosanna said...

I am so sorry...give your Mum a good hug. Rosanna

Katie said...

Oh Ben! I am so sorry to hear about your (and your families') loss! Please give your Mum a hug from me!

Tabitha Corsica said...

This is very distressing news, Ben, but thank you for letting us know. Your Mom has been through far too much over the past year or so and she is well overdue for a break. I am sure it is hard not to get attached to these small creatures. Give her a hug from me.

Christine said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. It must be such a hard time for your mum. :(

Caseymini said...

Ben, Debbie and family, I am so sorry that you lost another colt. Please know that I am keeping you in my thoughts. I hope that everything takes a turn for the better.

Many Hugs!

Casey

Judy C said...

I hate it that your Mum and the rest of your family must go through the pain of losing another foal. Please give Deb my love. And to the rest of you also.

marlies said...

Hi Ben,
I'm shocked by this message, I'm so sorry for you all, give your mother a big hug,
* marlies

The Old Maid said...

I am so sorry to read that! Give your Mum a hug from me please!

BlacknickSculpture said...

I'm sorry to hear this Ben. Please pass along my condolences on the loss of the little foal to your Mom.

De said...

Thank you, Ben, for letting us know. I'm so sorry for your family's loss of another foal. Thinking of all of you.

Sans! said...

Ben & Debbie, I am reading this with a heavy heart. I feel your loss...bit please take care of yourself, Debbie. You come 1st . A big hug from me .

KC-Design said...

Oh no, please not!
Ben, I am so sorry for you!!!
Give you Mum a very big hug from me!

Karin

BiWuBär said...

Thank you, Ben, for letting us know - even if it is so very sad news... Best wishes to your mom and your entire family - and that the other foals will be ok.

Greetings
Birgit

Sassy Marsha said...

My heart goes out to your mom and all of you. Please give your mom a big ((HUG)) from me. I truly am so very sorry. I know how much she loves her Ponies.

xxoo
Marsha

Kerry said...

I am at a loss for words, I am so sorry for all that you are going through. You are in my thoughts & I do hope that things improve greatly for you soon.
Hugs, Kerry.x.

Doreen said...

Oh Ben, that is so sad. I am glad that you are there for your mom as she is really going to need you and your father's support. She has been through so much this last year and I don't know how she can take any more. The stress must be near the breaking point now. Please give her my love and prayers.

coltpixy said...

I'm so sorry. *hugs*

Dale Fluty said...

I am so sorry for the loss. Thank you for letting us know what happened.

Catherine said...

This is heart breaking news Ben. I am so very sorry to hear it. I am sure that the entire family has been devastated by so much loss. Hugs to all.

Marfolhuz miniatures said...

Thank you for letting us know what happened.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your foal!
Hoping the rest of them will be born save and healty!

Patty said...

What a shame! Thank you so much for letting us know Ben. Tell Debbie we are all thinking of her!

Marie said...

Ooh, I'm so sorry to hear this. Thinking of all of you, big hug,
Marie

Betty said...

I am so sorry :( give your mom a hug for me too!

Matxalen said...

I´m so sorry. Give her a hug from me

Lori said...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of another foal. Sending lots of hugs your way.
Lori

Lataina said...

Oh what horrible news! So sorry to hear what has happened. Sending nothing but positive thoughts and warm hugs your way.

Kathi said...

Such sad news. The little one was so pretty. So kind of you to hold her in your arms to warm her. I'm sure she was aware of your comfort and love. All of this must be so distressing to your family. I will keep you in my prayers. I hope the other ponies will do well. You all needs to have some joy return to you.
Blessings and love,
Kathi

Caroline said...

I'm really so sorry. I can only imagine how you feel. I know it's a cliche but time really is the healer. Loads of love from me and all your mini friends... Caroline xx

Caroline said...

I'm really so sorry. I can only imagine how you feel. I know it's a cliche but time really is the healer. Loads of love from me and all your mini friends... Caroline xx

Kelli said...

Thank you Ben for letting us all know. My heart goes out to you all on the loss of another foal. Hope is going up that the rest may pull through and be healthy..

Chris V. said...

how sad for both of you! Oh, gosh hope you both take it easy and find some brightness in the dark spots.

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

Thinking of you all and sending huge hugs, poor little darlings, I hope things start to improve for you. Poor Mum! Love Kate xxx

Janice said...

Hi Ben. Like everyone else my thoughts are with you all. A big hug for mum and you too. Will be sending lots of positive vibes for the safety of all the other ponies in your care.

Dragonstar said...

Ben, I'm so sorry. This is particularly hard after the joy of the birth. Sympathy for all of you, and gentle hugs for your Mum.

MiniKat said...

Ben, thank you very much for telling us what has happened. Please give your mum a big hug from me.

I'll keep my fingers crossed that nothing goes awry with the next foals.

Norma said...

How sad for you all, thanks to Ben for posting after experiencing such a traumatic event. Love and hugs from far far away.

Gaina said...

No no! (((Massive Hugs)) to both of you. It's so awful to have an animal die in your hands like that.

I hope the rest of your little fur family stays fit and well xx

Maria Ireland said...

I am so sorry to hear such bad news thank you for letting us know a big hug to all

Mooghiscath said...

quelle triste nouvelle ! mes meilleurs pensées à ta maman .

Daydreamer said...

Oh, this is very sad news. I know it is so hard to lose loved ones.... especially babies... I am so sorry to hear this. Please tell you Mum I am thinking of her and sending prayers your way. Please give her a hug for me.

Karin Corbin said...

I can understand that your Mum will want to spend every minute she can with the foal's Mum. It is a terrible grief for both of them.

A. Wright said...

That is so sad, I'm sorry to hear that. Will be thinking of you all, hugs

WeeLittleWest / Kathy Olaf-Obrenski said...

Oh I am so sorry for your loss.

Ana Anselmo said...

This is so sad. I really don´t now what to say, please Ben give a big hug to your mother.
Ana

Kate said...

I'm so so sorry for the loss of the foal. My deepest sympathies. Hugs to all, hang in there.

julie campbell said...

I am so sorry to hear this ben, wish I had words to make things feel better, really hope things start to look up soon
julie xxx

Eva said...

I am so sorry, take care of your Mum!!

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