I don't really care if he lives forever, just that he stays comfortable while he's with me, and I'm hoping this will help him out.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Noble's Blood Test Results
We have the results of Noble's blood tests, and they pretty much confirm what we suspected. His thyroid is low, so he's be starting on thyroid medicine and then retested in about two weeks so we can adjust his dosage. The low thyroid explains his weight loss, fatigue and the hard time he's been having staying warm. His insulin was also a bit elevated, although not too bad for his age (almost 30). We've started him already on a chromium, magnesium and selenium supplement, and he is already more easily picking up his left front hoof. I'm hoping he's feel somewhat better now that we can treat what is wrong. Once things are better, he'll have a couple of chiropractic treatments, as his back, neck and shoulders are a little stiff as a result of his sore feet.