Rosa 18 year old POA


We got the lab results back and despite all of our efforts, interventions, etc. Rosa's insulin level remains >200. Unfortunately, Metformin did not work for her. 
Due to her dangerously high insulin levels, chronic pain and diminished quality of life, she will be joining her other family members today.

Thank You for your support.

Judy S in NM 2023

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Lorna Cane

Judy,I'm so sorry . You have given Rosa your heart. 
Someone once said , " .....sometimes the dragon wins." It just sucks.

Lorna in Eastern Ontario

Nancy C

I'm sorry, Judy.

Run free, sweet mare.
Nancy C in NH
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Bobbie Day

Oh I’m so very sorry for both of you. Hardest decision we make, it’s so hard to let them go.
I hope she will be knee deep in all the green grass she can eat, and welcomed by all her friends.

Bobbie and Maggie 
Desi (over the rainbow bridge 7/21) 
Utah, Nov 2018
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Sandy Carr


I hope this helps is some small way. Bless you and your dear Rosa.

“We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our
own, live within a fragile circle;
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we would still live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only
certain immortality, never fully
understanding the necessary plan.” 
 Irving Townsend--


March 2017, Onalaska, WA, USA

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Lesley Fraser

I’m so sorry to hear this, Judy.  Fly free sweet Rosa with all your beautiful friends.
Lesley and over the bridge Omar,
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Highland, UK

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valerie puryear

It's so hard to let them go, but you have tried all you could. Better that she isn't suffering. So sorry for your loss.
Valerie and Matera
Aug 2018
Athens, GA, USA
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Dear Everyone, 

Thank You for your kind thoughts about Rosa.  Her last day was a good one for her.  Loaded her up on Bute, gave her lots of apples, carrots
and other treats she had not had in a very long time. She gobbled them up with delight!

Wishing each of you and your beloved companions many days of better health.

Happy Trails,

Judy S in NM 2023

Kirsten Rasmussen

I'm sorry to hear you had to let Rosa go, but you are the best and only person who could make that decision, and I'm sure it was the right one.  I'm glad she had a good last day.

Kirsten and Shaku (EMS + PPID) and Snickers (EMS) - 2019
Kitimat, BC, Canada
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I am so sorry for your loss.
Janet and Maggie IR

Janet M. OH 2021


HI Janet,

Thank You so very much.  Best to you and your beloved horse!
Take Care and Be Well,


Judy S in NM 2023