Hardly enough to write home about, but about fifteen minutes ago Queen Estes managed to poop a very small quantity. Looks much more normal than the kitty litter yesterday.
Her belly's still grossly distended, but I can hear gut sounds just standing next to her. The vet said she had large colon distension, which indicates a blockage. I'm worried that we're moving stuff through her, only to add to the blockage in her large colon.
She'd been down and rolled during my three hour nap; I hope she stretched out and slept a little too.
Her second dose of banamine is wearing off and I didn't have the forethought to ask Compass for the vial so I could give her another dose if she needed it. Instead, I managed to get half a dose of Bute down her - who knows if it will help her discomfort or not, but it made me feel better to do some sort of pain management.
I'm terribly worried about dehydration - she hasn't had anything to drink since I came up yesterday at 1:00 pm. I offer it and she looks at me with the most pathetic eyes. I'd love to give her IV fluids with some electrolytes, but at 4:00 am, none of the vet places are open. Not that I know how to set an IV in a horse, but I bet that it's awfully similar to doing so in a human, which I can do.
Off to bed for another couple of hours before my next trip to the pen.