Whisper went down again and I was making phone calls at 11pm tonight. We got her up again, once again she perked up but I am pretty depressed that she went down again so quickly. It’s going to be a long, cold night.
She managed to stay up all night. Thank goodness. She’s perky and eating this morning despite the icicles on her chin.
We’ve put a call out to the media for a heated barn for her to go to through the storm.
If nothing comes up, we are taking her to Pilchuck for the next 1–2 days, and putting her in their heated surgical unit. It will be expensive, but at this point I do not know if she will make it otherwise.
I have good news and bad news. The bad news is, we were all ready to take her to Pilchuck but then found out their heaters are broken — so their barn wasn’t going to be much warmer. We decided to haul her to Lisa’s (clearlybluebreeze), where she can at least close her barn up and get some heaters going and hopefully keep it above (or even close to) freezing. It’s better than here. She loaded and unloaded great and had some perk to her step walking to her new temporary home so hopefully she will hang in there. She’s sure a tough little girl!
Just checked in on our girl — she’s been down once and had to be lifted up and she continues to run a low-grade fever, so we’ve started her on antibiotics. She has a third blanket on, and with the heater in the barn they have the temperature up to around 40 degrees, so that’s so much better than here. She’s getting a warm mash every two hours, and is getting hot water brought out to her every two hours, and she is drinking and doing well. Keep jingling for her!
We have been checking on Whisper every hour and making sure her water is warm, she has plenty of hay, etc. Every two hours she gets a bowl of hot mash and lots of lovin’ and reassurance that she will be just fine. She seems pretty unaffected by the wind — she is warm and toasty. My fear now is that we might get blown away in this wind on one of our many trips to the barn! This weather is INSANE! Will keep you all posted through the night.…Keep jingling for this little one.…..she isn’t out of the woods yet.