Original Post (Jan 14): Captain just came into TBAR last week and after a week at the vet and a teeth floating he went to his foster home. As you can see he’s in good spirits and eating his alfalfa cube mash but he went down this morning and hasn’t been able to get up. He wants to get up but doesn’t have the strength because he’s so malnourished. Please pray for Captain to get up. We’ve done it before so let’s do it again! The power of prayer and healing is powerful!
Update January 15: We got him up, got him loaded and on the way to the vet. Yes, it’s sad that he was starved and abandoned but thanks to a lot of amazing rescuers this horse is up and on the way to the vet. There are a lot of great people in the world!
Update January 17: Melanie and Lauren spent all day with Captain today! We started feeding him a One n Only mash and going into the evening he started gaining some strength. He was up standing and walking around. He even gave Melanie a One n Only bath. He is not out of the woods yet so prayers are still needed!
Keep praying, Captain has refeeding syndrome http://www.starvinghorses.com/Refeedingsyndrome.html
This syndrome can be fatal but we all know that the power of prayer and the action of rescuers can beat the odds. If you can visit Captain at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital at 6999 Hwy 6 in Navasota, please do. Help feed him some One and Only mash (we left a bag of it there for him) and help him get up on his chest to eat (or find someone to help) They are busy there and might not be able to give him all the individual attention he needs so it’s up to us to make sure he’s getting food regularly and being pushed up on his chest and lifted to stand. The more we go the better his chances are. I’m going after work too. Comment here with a picture if you go see him
Updated January 17: Just got here to sit with Captain. He is resting. Vet said he does this after he eats to rest and digest, and then perks up. Amy and I will sit with him for a few hours. He is not out of the woods yet, but his fighting heart is still beating!! PRAY!!!!!! -Teresa
Updated January 17: Captain lost his battle the morning of January 18, 2017. He died knowing how much we all loved and cared about him. Thank you all for going to see him and for praying for him. The only thing wrong with him was that he had been starved. I pray that together we can end needless suffering like this for all animals and humans too. — at Brazos Valley Equine Hospital.