A couple of weeks ago I posted about our trip to Gainsville and Krissy having some kind of infection pop up in her eyes. We took her in on Friday August 6th and finally 12 days later we were able to bring her home today. It has been a super stressful time and I am thankful that she is doing better now.
As much as I wish I could say that we know exactly what's been going on with her, I can't. She has baffled all of the Equine specialists at the hospital. The best answer they have come up with is that it was a parasite in her eyes, there is a specific name and of course I cannot think of it now. But basically fly's layed eggs in her eyes and from there an infection formed like something they have never seen. She has had abrasions on both cornea's, bite marks in both eyelids, ulcers in her eyes, and abscesses that had to be drained on her bottom lids. Really truly my girl has gone through Hell! She was kept in a fly free safety zone while at the hospital until a couple of days ago when the Dr started letting her out for a few hours each morning. He had intended on putting her on a daily dewormer but later changed his mind as he felt like she was losing weight and he didn't want to exacerbate that issue.
So she is home now with instructions for daily eyedrops and ointment, but with no stopping date right now. He just doesn't know when it will be safe to take her off of them. We will start with everyday for a week then every other day and see if she can handle that. If not she will have to be re-evaluated for further decisions and of course if any of her symptoms return I am to call Dr ASAP.
Can I just say here that there is no words to describe how much this Dr has done for her. He literally treated Krissy like she was his own special horse. He spent time with her everyday treating her and evaluating her and calling me constantly with updates. Matter of fact when we picked her up today he asked the staff to keep us there until he got back so he could make sure and speak directly to us about everything that has happened and should happen. I am blessed to have such a great Equine Vet available! Oh and his last instructions were to get DD back on her and barrel race away LOL!!
Thank you all for your prayers for Krissy! Please keep her in them as she will need them!!
Just one more note today. I would just like to ask everyone to say a prayer for me. I'm having a really rough time right now and I just can't seem to snap out of it. I was scheduled to have my disc replacement surgery next Wednesday and I received a phone call Monday afternoon that my insurance company has denied the surgery because it's "investigational" whatever that means! I called the insurance company to find out why and was informed that a "medical director" made that decision and NO I can't speak with him as it is against the rules. I was told that he received the request on August 6th and made this decision about my life in a matter of days! What the heck?! How can someone take 3 years of my pain and decide my future?! My family and I carry 2 insurance policy's because we want to be well covered and so far that hasn't benefited us a bit! They are constantly fighting over who pays what and neither pays anything! I'm SO very sick of every kind of insurance company that exists!! So there is my pity party that's not likely to go away anytime soon...