Help Save Miracle Blaze
We are reaching out to everyone to see if you can help or if you know of a
rescue or organization that would like to help us save this baby's life.
We rescued a 26 year old emaciated mare in February and on May 6th she
gave birth to a colt (had no idea she was even expecting). We named him Miracle Blaze as it is truly a miracle they are both alive. He has been in the hospital fighting a bacterial infection, but now they are telling us he has a torn bladder that needs to be repaired. The Surgery alone will cost around $2500. This is only a small part of the expenses so far for this baby and his mother. We are looking at a $5000 plus vet bill, and that's only so far. We still have a long ways to go. We
want to do everything we can to save this baby and both him and his mom
have both had an unfair life. His mama really loves him and so do we.
If you know of a rescue willing to help or organization we would be so
thankful. He is at the Taylor Vet Hospital in Turlock Ca. Below is
what is wrong.
Thanks everyone for Listening.
All donations will go to these two horses for the vet care and any other care that they need. Thank you in advance. When you donate you will receive a thank you card with a picture. Donate $30 or more and you get a free t-shirt with a picture of Miracle Blaze. Donate $100 or more and we will send you a t-shirt as well as have it "signed" with a hoof print, by Miracle Blaze himself.
Ruptured bladders are usually the result of pressure on the abdomen of
the foal during delivery. When
the bladder ruptures, urine flows into the abdominal cavity, although
the foal may attempt to urinate normally. As the urine leaks into the
abdomen, it increases in size.
Severe metabolic disturbances result because of the increase of
potassium, the decrease of sodium and chloride, and the presence of urea
in the blood.
Conditions known as hyperkalemia (increased potassium), hyponatremia
(decreased sodium), hypochloremia (decreased chloride), andazotemia
(urea in the blood) develop. The condition of having urine in the
abdomen is known as uroperitoneum.
* Increased frequency of urination or straining to urinate
* Depression and dullness
* Increase in size of abdomen
Pressure on the bladder during delivery is the main cause of a ruptured
bladder. In older horses, a ruptured bladder may be caused by an
accident or related to a urinary obstruction.
Care and attention to delivering the foal without creating pressure on
the internal organs such as the bladder is important during the foaling
process. Foals should be thoroughly examined after birth to make sure no
injuries have occurred in the process, and they should be observed for
several days to make sure they are urinating satisfactorily. At the
first sign of a distended abdomen, a veterinarian should be called to
diagnose any problems.
A ruptured bladder leading to uroperitoneum is a medical emergency
rather than a surgical emergency, although once the animal is
stabilized, surgery will be needed to repair the ruptured bladder. The
assistance of a veterinarian to properly diagnose the condition and
begin treatment is essential.
Initial treatment for a ruptured bladder consists in correcting fluid
and electrolyte balances as soon as condition is discovered. Since
hyperkalemia is a life-threatening condition, fluids containing
potassium should not be administered. In most cases a 0.9% chloride
sodium is used to correct the fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
Before surgery to correct the ruptured bladder, the urine that has
accumulated in the abdomen should be slowly drained. Your veterinarian
will be able to recommend the best procedure in each case.