I know have much more sympathy for horse that have coliced. Because, that’s essentially what has happened to me. I started to feel poorly on Friday, but thought it was some kind of GI bug. By Saturday afternoon I was surprised that I wasn’t feeling any better and by Sunday afternoon, I was at the emergency room. The verdict: a blocked bowel.
By then, I knew first hand some of the indignities suffered by horses. I’d had a tube inserted down my nose (I will never tube a horse without real empathy again) to fix the blockage from the other direction and I was facing abdominal surgery.
Currently the doctors are hopeful that my problem will resolve on its own. Not only do they predict I will I be spared surgery, but I am hopeful that I’ll be home before Christmas. Being home will certainly be the best present.