Pygmy Acres Farrah,
31" Traditional Gray-Dun
Grand Sire: Dino of Pygmy Acres, 31" Gray-Dun
Grand Dam: Bee-Bee, 32" Brown
Lulu's dam, Farrah, traces back to original imports, Parentheses and Luigi. Poor little
Farrah..she has waited five years to have another baby and her new little girl was born
with a hip or stifle injury. She is going to the vet tomorrow for x-rays. We will post updates
on her condition soon. Update: Her kneecap is out of place and she will need an operation
to reposition it on the front of her stifle. She is going on Thursday to a vet who is a
specialist in this area. She weighed 22 lbs at four days of age at the vet's office. Thank
you to fellow marestare watcher, Sherrie McIntosh of DreamKeeper
Miniature Horses, that has named our little girl Skip To My Lu. We are going to call
Update for 11/09/06..Lulu and her mom, Farrah, are at the Nolinsville
Vet Clinic about 24 miles away from us. The vet is going to x-ray Lulu's leg again because
the first x-rays were not clear en0ugh to tell if there were any deformities of her leg.
If there are not then he is going to go ahead with the patella fluxation surgery. Further
updates will be posted as soon as we know more. Thank you to everyone for all their well
wishes and prayers.
11/10/09 Update. Wonderful news!! The x-rays showed no deformity
and the operation was successful. Little Lulu and her mom can come home tomorrow (Saturday
- November 11th) if she has no fever!! Thank you to everyone for their prayers and concern!
You will be able to view her on the web cam for the next two months as she has to be stalled
for that long.
Update 11/11/06!!! Lulu and her mom
are home now. Lulu's operation seems to be a success...she is recovering from her surgery.
She has to have liquid medicine two times a day for the next seven days. We are to take
her temperature daily. She is to have complete stall rest for 30 days...then the next 30
days they can be moved to a small paddock. I am sure that we will keep Lulu and her mom
around the barn area all winter long. We have made her a nice bed of straw under her heat
lamp and she is wearing a foal blanket that had to be specially adjusted for her tiny size.
They had to clip all the hair off of her left hip and leg and down both sides of her neck
for her IV's..but she is toasty warm now in her hot pink blanket! A special thank you to
all the folks at the Nolensville Vet Clinic that fell in love with Lulu and took such good
care of her and a very special thank you to her surgeon, Dr. Barry Flye, and the attending
vet, Dr. James McKee. One more special 'thank-you' you to Becky and Morgan from Michigan
for helping us take the 'after' photos and videos of Lulu.
Update 11/18/06: Lulu has
completed all of her medication and is continuing to improve.
11/21/06...Lulu has her stitches removed today at the vets at 10:45am.
Update: 12/14/06: Lulu went for her checkup and the vets have released her to run
like the wind now. She does not have one sign of a limp! Her entire leg is a little rotated
to the outside but it does not seem to be giving her one little bit of trouble.
Lulu on 12/14/06 after her vet examination
(Click photos to enlarge)
Congratulations to Ron &
Azilee Thompson North Enough Tennessee!!!
her mom, Farrah, will be living right down the street from us in a forever home!