The final stages are occurring, the ones you won't see posted on the internet or any vet site.
His lungs are filling with fluid and mucus.
He has essentially stopped eating.
Lung noises, gurgling and raspy.
Thick mucus is beginning to appear quite often as he coughs.
No interest in others around him or even me when I check him.
I'm arranging a humane way to put him down.
For those who may have an equine in this condition, I'm writing this with a sad heart, but I also feel that it is my way to help others who may want to know what the 'end game' looks like.
It hurts to see and watch this.
I can't help him and I feel useless.
I'm hoping to make the arrangements by this Friday if not sooner.
I'm sorry for those who have followed Badger's and my many adventures for the past 16 years together.
Soon Badger will be out of pain and will cross the Rainbow Bridge to join Cheyanne.