Please visit our new campaign, CVHR Hay Fund
Traveller's Surgery
$4,987 raised
100% of $5k goal
144 contributors
0 days left
Ended Dec 23, 2013
Traveller is a 8 month old colt who needs life saving surgery. He had a tummy ache this morning and was taken to the vet.  They tubed him with oil and electrolytes and gave him some pain meds.  Tonight he had to be taken back to the vets with an ...

Traveler before surgeryTraveller is a 8 month old colt who needs a life saving emergency surgery.  He started acting like he had a tummy ache this morning and was taken to the vet.  They tubed him with oil and electrolytes and gave him some pain meds.  Tonight he had to be taken back to the vets with an increased heart rate and much more pain.  He was diagnosed with Intussception and needs surgery.  He is currently on his way to Virginia Tech.  The surgery including nursing care afterwards is estimated to be $6000.  An intusseception is where the intestines have telescoped in on top of themselves and caused a blockage.  

Please help us save the life of this beautiful baby.  

Traveller at VA TechUPDATE

At 8 am on 12/17/13 Traveller went to surgery. They could not find an intussuseption last night on the ultrasound so they decided to wait to see if he would pass the impaction.  His bloodwork was good last night.  This morning his lactate level had jumped and they feel like a portion of the bowel is being compromised.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers and continue to share.  We can only do this with the help of generous people like yourself.  

11 AM: Update:  Apparently our young lad ate something that he shouldn't have and it was stuck in his small intestine. The good news is that the foreign body has been removed without having to remove any of his bowel. Please keep sending him all that good healing energy and prayers through his recovery.

Traveller Evening Update: Johnny, the Sr student taking care of Traveller called this evening. Traveller spiked a fever in mid afternoon. Apparently this is not unusual. They are treating with banamine and it is already going back down. He is also on antibiotics. Bloodwork and all else looks good!! Traveller Post Op

Activity highlights See all151
Follow this campaign to receive updates by email.

People just like you

People just like you have raised $113,000,000+ for causes they and their friends care about.

Start your own campaign
Recent contributions