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We've started an experimental treatment (I think it's called Neoplasene) on my horse, Smokey. Hopefully it will work since it's the only option available. We have heard this treatment has worked for other animals, but it isn't widely used so we're going by the seats of our pants. Smokey's front leg, which he injured, is doing better, but even if we can reverse the effects of the melanoma, I doubt the leg will ever recover enough for me to ride him. We're also hoping the tumor on his head is the issue, and not cancer in the spine. Right now, we're just trying to get rid of the tumor in hopes he'll recover enough to live out the rest of his life.
Please continue to pray for him.

For those who are wondering what's going on, this fall, my horse, Smokey, who is about sixteen, went downhill. Around four or five years ago, we noticed a large lump under his ear. At the time, the vet who glanced at it assumed it was scar tissue. We ignored it and it didn't bother him. This summer, when we took him to get his teeth floated, the vet we went to said it was a tumor. It still wasn't causing trouble and because of the location, the vet didn't want to mess with it.
This fall, we realized Smokey was lame. On closer inspection, we saw he was having trouble with his back end. He seemed off-balance and dragged a foot. At first we thought, or almost hoped, it was West Nile. (You know things are bad when you hope the horse has West Nile.) When a vet came out, he figured the tumor on Smokey's head was to blame. After some research, we realized he had Melanoma, a common problem for older gray horses. Our best guess is that the tumor is pressing on his inner ear, throwing off his balance. We turned him out to pasture with the other horses since it was about to get cold and we thought he would do better if he could find shelter in the trees.
A while later, he came in with a badly swollen front leg. Our guess is he fell due to his balance issue and injured it. Combined with his lack of control over his back end, and now a font leg, we were pretty worried since it was icy. Much to the disgust of a milk cow, we managed to convince him to stay in the barn, if the door was open so he wasn't "trapped." (The milk cow was forced to stay outside.) At this time, we were wondering if we should put him down since it was pretty miserable for him and he was literally on his last leg.
Luckily, the weather improved and his leg began to heal, which leads to where we are now.
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I'm a twenty-something Montana country girl. I'm an aspiring Christian artist and writer.
I have more experience drawing animals than humans.
Almost every picture I draw has a story behind it and pretty much every creature I draw is one of my characters.
I normally don't thank people for favorites but I try to give a person llamas for faves.
Even though I draw quite a few wolves, and other predators, I come from a family who hunts both for food and to protect our livestock. I strongly support hunting animals, even wolves, to control the population and reduce livestock predation.
Right to Life by Rebel-RiderStamp-I'd Rather Be Hated by Jazzy-C-OaksJesus is my savior stamp by nekooYuui-cHanProud Omnivore by DancerwindWolf Hunting by alaska-is-a-huskyClone Trooper- New Red Shirt by NatefanA98I Still Love Redwall by RuluuPostageDuck Dynasty Stamp by Never-UnsureMy Views by Starlow-FTWIt IS A Sin - Stamp by Starrceline
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Can you please pray for my horse? He had a tumor on his head, which had started giving him balance trouble. (We were trying to find a vet who knew what to do.) Now he's hurt his front leg pretty badly. Making matters worse, it's really been cold, as in below zero wind chill, and our barn isn't that warm. I'm not sure if he's going to survive the winter. :(
I've uploaded some of my fanfics to Wattpad. Here's the latest set.…
I get really tired of looking up characters, especially from children's shows, and finding pictures of them in practically no clothes, or being in a very inappropriate romantic relationship with another character.
People who think I need to be tolerant of certain groups seem to be very intolerant of me.

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blackmoon23579 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
danx 4 da badge!!!!
Rebel-Rider Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. 
blackmoon23579 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LadyElasa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite!
Rebel-Rider Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. I'd love to see a drawing of one of your werewolves.
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