Saturday, July 09, 2011

Badger new update.



Friday has come and gone.

Badger is still with us.
He is on some high doses of Dexamethasone.

His respirations hover around 54 and heart rate has slowed to the high 30's.

I'm having a hard time letting go. With this higher dose, he actually acts a bit perky and has eaten.
I know the end result though and he cannot continue on this high dosage.

We haven't found the proper spot for him though. Sounds silly doesn't it?
The vet, my husband, and everyone agrees that it is kinder to let Badger go than to let him go on losing condition and weight and eventually drown from fluids in his lungs.

Yet.
All of us recall the Badger as the fabulous mule in the photo above.
The mule that would take grand babies willingly anywhere.

Not the haggard skinny rough coated mule that is in the pasture in front of the house.

He isn't gone yet.
I'm...we...are having a hard time with this decision and it is not taken lightly. My last update on Badger will be when he does cross the Rainbow Bridge.

In the mean time. There is a job to work, fences to make, and fences to mend.
And all through it, I think of my wonderful beautiful bay mule friend who has always been there for me.

I will be there for him.

3 comments:

crazy mule lady said...

What a tough time for you. Praying for Badger to cross the bridge. God bless.

Anonymous said...

Rich and Val, I'm so sorry. I know how much Badger means to you. He was a great mule when I started him under the saddle and has been an amazing companion and riding partner for years since then. He will forever be in our hearts. Sending big hugs are prayers your way. Maybe he can play with Skipper when he gets to mule heaven. Love you guys! Kelli

Lori Skoog said...

Sorry to hear about Badger. I have been out of touch too long.