Not this time.
I think the pain is getting worse. Jackson spends most of his time laying down in the leaves.
He's easy to dose with the syringe full of applesauce and bute. He has always been easy to worm and he loved his ulcer medication. He swallows all of the applesauce bute mixture and then I give him a couple cookies. But it doesn't ease the pain.
I sat with him in the pasture yesterday and his breathing was shallow. I could feel suffering radiating from him. He is telling me that it is time.
I can't seem to wrap my brain around that fact. I did make an appointment with the vet for Friday but I keep hoping that he'll be running around doing rodeo bucks by then and I can cancel the appointment.
Jackson does get up at meal time and slowly, painfully, make his way to the hay feeder. Here's a link to the video if the embedded one doesn't work. His manure is normal. His ulcers don't seem to be back despite the high dosage of bute but I worry.
Come on, buddy. Pull through.