- 9/24/07 @ 9:30pm! Bow's baby was breech and she was in labor for nearly two hours before
the vet arrived and delivered the baby alive! A true miracle...she is a gorgeous, tiny,
dark spot but she needs your prayers. She was born without a tail or anus. We are taking
her to UT Vet Hospital in the morning. This baby wants to live. The vet was amazed
that she was still alive and we were too. Bow is doing fine and loves her baby who she thinks
is just perfect. A big thank you to our wonderful vet, Dr. Greg Harris!!!!
9/25/07 @ 10pm - Bow and Pony-Tailed Lass are at UT Vet Hospital in Knoxville. The prognosis
is good. Her anus is going to be able to be repaired with an operation but they hear a slight
heart murmur. Her heart will be evaluated further tomorrow to see if she is strong enough
for the operation on Thursday. Stay tuned for updates and keep those prayers coming!
Update - 9/28/07: Bow and Lass are home. They will be returning in three weeks for
the surgery. The vets wanted her newborn skin to be more mature before they operate. You
can see them on our live streaming barn
Update - 11/02/07: The vet hospital in Knoxville just called us and
scheduled Pony-Tail's surgery for November 6th. The vet that is doing the surgery is Dr.
Blackford. The retired vet that is an expert in this kind of surgery that is coming in to
assist in the surgery is Dr. Krahwinkle. Everyone say a prayer for Pony-Tail. I am sure
she is going to come out of the surgery with flying colors!
Pony-Tailed Lass Update
- 11/09/07 @ 10:34am: PTL is out of surgery!! She is up and nursing. She will stay at UTK
until Tuesday for observation and is expected to be able to come home on Tuesday! The vet
that did the surgery is Dr. Blackford. The retired vet that is an expert in this kind of
surgery that advised Dr Blackford about the surgery was Dr. Krahwinkle.
11/13/07 @ 8am: Pony-Tailed Lass has gone back in for surgery this morning. They are going
to remove a piece of tissue between where her colon stopped and the new hole the surgeon
made on her first operation. This may cause scar tissue to completely block her passage
but as it is now the tissue is making the opening too small for her to poop normally. If
scar tissue forms they will do a third operation and put her back basically the way she
was. Please keep Pony-Tail in your prayers!
11/19/07: Pony-Tail is home from her
operation and so far it is a complete success!
Update 12/09/07: Pony-Tail is continuing
to do well. She is going for her check up next week when we schedule her visit back to the
vet school in Knoxville. You can see her on our barn cam occasionally as she has free access
to all four cams now.
12/12/07: Pony-Tail's check-up at the University of Tennessee
Vet School today was a good one.
1/02/08: Pony-Tail's final checkup at the University
of Tennessee Vet School was today and she received a clean bill of health and was pronounced
well. She does not have to go back to the vets unless complications arise later down the
9/24/08: Today is PTL's 1st birthday! We are having a party! Join us in person
in the barn or on-line on barn cam #1 at 4:30pm!!
Here is a video
of the breach delivery compliments of our friend, Donna Greenlee, on marestare.
Click here to see Pony-Tail's first birthday
Acres Pony-Tailed Lass needs our help. Her miraculous birth was seen by many of us on Mare
Stare the night of September 24th, 2007. The prayers of so many helped this precious little
girl that night and more help is needed with her expensive surgery. All donators will receive
a refrigerator magnet of Pony-Tailed Lass. Click here
for information on how to help.