Lost the Battle

Deb Walker

Kathy - So sorry for your loss.
Deb and Scotty I/R, PPID
Pecatonica Illinois, May 13, 2019
Case History:

valerie puryear

 I am so sorry you lost your beloved Vanna. We all know how hard this day to day battle can be! She was lucky to have you and your love.
Valerie and Matera
Aug 2018
Athens, GA, USA
Case History 
Photo Album

Trisha DePietro

Kathy, I am so sorry to read this. But I am glad Vanna had you as an owner. You tried to help her and when she needed you to make a decision, you did that for her too. Not to many horses get to have an owner who is willing to help and make that final call. You are an excellent owner. Thank you for trying and thank you for caring about her.
Trisha DePietro
Aug 2018
Dolly and Hope's Case Histories
Dolly's Photos 
Hope's Photos 
Primary Responder

Kirsten Rasmussen

Sorry to hear your sad news, Kathy.  You did your best and gave Vanna a chance, and when it didn't work out you recognized that and ended her suffering.  I'm sure she is grateful.

Kirsten and Shaku (IR + PPID) - 2019
Kitimat, BC, Canada
ECIR Group Moderator
Shaku's Case History
Shaku's Photo Album

Maxine McArthur

My condolences, Kathy. You did your best for Vanna, and it’s not an easy journey. Keep the memory of her good days foremost. 
Maxine and Indy (PPID) and Dangles (PPID)

Canberra, Australia 2010
ECIR Primary Response



Lesley Fraser

I’m so sorry to hear this.

Lesley and over the bridge Omar,
11-2012, Sutherland, UK

Omar - Case History


So sorry for your loss.
You are right about the rollercoaster ride that EMS can be - Vanna was lucky you found this group.

Tracy and Salsa (1999 model year Paso Fino)
Middle TN USA, September 2019
Case History  https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Tracy%20and%20Salsa
Photos https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=95827


I am so sorry about Vanna. You are a great mom. Prayers. 
Janet and Chicy
Chester SC

Lorna Cane

I'm so sorry,Kathy. 

Lorna in Eastern Ontario

Nancy C

I'm so sorry Kathy. I believe they always tell you when the good days no longer outweigh the bad.

She knows you were working to help her and loved you for it.

Fly free Vanna.
Nancy C in NH
ECIR Moderator 2003
ECIR Group Inc. President/Treasurer  2021-2022

Bobbie Day

Kathy Steele

Hi Everyone...
I haven't posted much in this group, but you all have been more helpful than you will ever know.

Unfortunately, I lost the battle trying to help my beautiful Shetland mare Vanna overcome her EMS and laminitis. As most of you know it's like riding a roller coaster with the ups and downs. We finally got to the point where there were no ups and she was miserable. But I do have to say that when all was good, much of it was due to the information I received here. Bless you all! 

Thank you for letting me be a part of this group and also for all you do to research what is behind all the conditions.

Very sincerely,
Kathy Steele

Kathy Steele in Menifee, CA 2021